Thursday, April 23, 2009

Peyton Unleashed!

Since last night was the first night of my Control Unleashed class this session, and since I have a few agility friends who have been feeling slightly discouraged lately, I thought it would be helpful to share a little video that will hopefully bring a few smiles, and more importantly, some encouragement when it comes to agility training.

Even coming off a great weekend of trialing, I know that Peyton and I still have a long way to go when it comes to working together as a team. But I have to say that most the progress that we have made over the last year can be attributed to Leslie McDevitt and her Control Unleashed program. It's made a huge difference in the way I think about training, and I sincerely hope that it helps my students as well.

All of the clips in this video are from the past year, and some of them were filmed less than 6 months ago! I still can't get over how far Peyton has come! Please note: No goldens were harmed in the making of this video. :)

Oh and I absolutely have to add another *big* thanks to our instructors and friends for being so patient and putting up with us in class! :)

For more information on Control Unleashed, please visit Leslie's website at Also, you can purchase her book and/or DVD (which is awesome by the way!) at


BrittBeah said...

Super Spotty always makes me smile while he flies around the course. I've had a bad day, thanks for the much needed smile.

Lisa said...

Wow! From extreme zoomies to four Qs and a NAC in one weekend. I'd say that's amazing progress! Kim, you did a phenomenal job with Peyton when many would have given up on him. Now his speed and enthusiasm is going to pay off as he continues to rack up runs that are 20 seconds under time and Qs and titles. You're a great team, and we look forward to watching your adventures on the blog...and someday maybe even in person!

Kim said...

Thanks so much! :)

Jenn said...

I'll second what Lisa said! Thanks for sharing the older video! I am actually starting to believe that Steeler and I might have it in us to actually compete someday soon!

Lisa - Road trip to FL???? We could meet part way down and car pool!!! LOL wouldn't that be a riot!

Lisa said...

Jenn - I'm all ready for that FL road trip, but let's do it in January or February when we can appreciate the great weather that they enjoy while we're miserably slogging through all the snow!!