Reward Your Dog, Thoughtfully.

If you’re taking an agility class, you’ve probably heard your instructor say “reward your dog”. Many times, this is because the handler has perceived an error (either our own or the dog’s), and the handler has momentarily forgotten that they have a dog with them, and...

Why Self-Evaluation Matters

What separates good competitors from great ones? I believe one of the dividing factors is the ability to self-critique and adjust their path from there. Filming every training session & competition run and then being able to watch those videos objectively is a...

Thoughts on “Errors” in Agility

Dogs are not answering wrong for any other reason than the fact that they thought they were answering correctly. The human teammate is the one determining right/wrong. Their reactions following an error are not because they “know” they made a mistake...

What Your Dog Needs Right Now…

Is information.  Whether you are training, competing, or just on a walk with friends, your dog looks to you for answers and for what to do next. I like to plan my training, handling, or outings with my dog as best I can, with pre-planned answers to any of their...

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.