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The Two Sides of Failure

May 9

2:00 pm PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: CCPDT, IAABC, KPA


Let’s talk about what failure could really look like in dog training. How important it is to embrace failure as an event rather than adopting it as a character flaw in yourself or your dog. I will share what strategic failure looks like in my program and how important resiliency is in both the human and the dog.

Presented By:

Susan Garrett

Susan Garrett’s (she/her) interest in animal behavior started at the University of Guelph where she earned a Bachelor of Science in animal science. Since then she has developed into a preeminent canine sports instructor and competitor. Susan is one of the most consistently successful dog agility competitors of the last two decades. She has been on the podium of world and national championship events more than 50 times, winning those events a total of 38 times. This success turned Susan into one of the most popular presenters in dog sports world wide.

A natural teacher and an entertaining speaker, Susan is recognized as a leading educator of dog trainers. Her understanding of how to apply science-based learning principles to competitive and family pet dog training has been pivotal in changing the way dogs are currently trained. Susan’s philosophy is a simple one, create an environment where work turns into play for the dog. This is the same philosophy that has given Susan’s online dog training programs massive appeal. Starting in 2009 with no list and no online presence, Susan’s online memberships and courses now help thousands of dog lovers reach their goals while having the best relationship possible with their dogs.