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Happy Birthday or Unbirthday from Susan Garrett!

Susan Garrett is a fantastic dog trainer. If you are unfamiliar with Susan, she is the author of "Ruff Love" and creator of one of...

Casey Lomonaco  |  Mar 21st 2011


Susan Garrett is a fantastic dog trainer. If you are unfamiliar with Susan, she is the author of “Ruff Love” and creator of one of my favorite training DVD’s ever, “Crate Games.” Susan is also a world-class agility competitor and uses positive reinforcement to obtain high levels of performance, focus, and achievement from her dogs. Want to see Susan and her dogs in action? Check out this video!

Whether it is your birthday or “unbirthday,” Susan is apparently feeling very generous this week and is sharing video from her “Recallers” online course for free!

Free registration is required, but luckily it’s quick to sign up. As a long-time subscriber, I can say that this is not a “spammy” site to follow that will be filling your inbox with unwanted messages. Both her website and facebook page are invaluable resources to agility competitors, puppy raisers (she’s currently blogging frequently about her recent acquisition, a singleton puppy named “Swagger”), and all dog owners who want more focus, enthusiasm, reliability from and more fun with their dog!

To learn more about Susan’s business, you can visit her business page, blog Susan Garrett Dog Agility, or her Facebook page. On the latter two sites, many of the recent posts feature videos from a contest submitted by individuals who have been using her “5 minute formula”. To sign up for free access to her recall videos, visit the 5 Minute Formula Recallers page.

From what I’ve seen of the webinar this far, it’s fantastic! Make sure that you set aside enough time to watch the video through, at just a little over 22 minutes long, it’s longer than your typical youtube video (and with a great price – FREE! – is a superb opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most talented trainers). This first video focuses specifically on evaluating your dog’s level of recall and why your dog’s recall may not be where you’d like it to be; but this is only the beginning! It’s my understanding that, in the coming weeks, Ms. Garrett intends to share two more videos with her readers, hopefully chock full of strategies for building lack-luster recalls into reliable behaviors.

If you sign up for the Recallers video and decide you enjoy it as much as I suspect you may, consider visiting Susan’s YouTube page for dozens of additional training videos!

Stay tuned, I know I will be! Thanks Susan for this wonderful learning opportunity!