From Foundations to Sequencing: A Blueprint

We all know that foundations are important, right? Right. We all know that practicing sequencing and coursework is important, right? Right. We all know there are skills in between foundations and sequencing, right? Wait, what?  I get asked a lot about bridging the gap...

Tommy’s Terrible Teeter

Story Time!  I’m going to tell you about Tommy. A very special JRT that came into my life around 2008. He belonged to Cherie Whittenberg, and I was lucky enough to be his agility teammate from 2008 – 2013. We went to five USDAA National events and we racked up a...

How to Build an Agility Course

Online agility classes and virtual trialing at home does require you to set up your own courses. If your setup isn’t built closely enough to how it is designed, you might not be practicing what your instructor wants you to be practicing, and for trials, if the course...

Do You Know Why You Do What You Do?

You go to agility class, you walk the course, you make your plan, you run the course, and the instructor gives you some feedback on what you could change, so you run the course again with their suggested changes, and it works! Yay! What did you learn? Did you learn...

Seeking Out Other Methods

I recently had a Facebook Live session where I gave advice on splitting your training, and answered questions about my processes. You can view that chat here. My first piece of advice was to seek out other methods of training the same skills or obstacle. Not to change...

Money in the (mindset) Bank!

Here’s a lecture I wrote for my FDSA Class EL140 Mindset Training for Dog Sports, but I thought it would make a great blog post for those of trying really hard to build up new habits and behaviors for ourselves as trainers, teachers, and competitor. You have to...

About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.