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Old 09-21-2013, 10:05 AM
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I'm just curious if anyone has done Puppy Peaks and what your thoughts were on it?

I have an 8.5 year old and a 13 month old. My plan for the pup is to compete her in agility. The 8.5 year old trains for fun and if I get him to the point where he can compete in veterans for a year or two that's great, but he's pretty much perfect in every way.

I wanted to do the Recallers course because recall is so important to me with the sighthounds. They've both got pretty awesome recalls but you can always do better with recall. I didn't find out about it until registration closed so I have to wait almost a year for it to open again I guess. I see Puppy Peaks is getting ready to open again though for only the second time and I'm tempted to take it, especially after seeing some of the videos made by past participants that did it with older dogs. My one concern is that it is the end of September and it is getting cold and we are losing light FAST. In about a month or so I won't be able to train outdoors except on the weekends, and soon after that it'll be too cold for the greyhounds to want to train outside much at all. I don't have access to an indoor facility and my house is not exactly spacious.

So, if you did Puppy Peaks last time around would you recommend it? Did you find most of the exercises could be done inside in small spaces? Any other thoughts?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:46 PM
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I signed up for it / recallers (the package deal). There's no good training classes close to me so I figured I might as well. I can't say much about it though, just signed up this afternoon and only caught a couple vids.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:10 PM
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I haven't done PPs but my friend who did absolutely loved it, said it's her best "product" by far (he has all of her stuff and has done all of her online courses). If you've ever been tempted to take Recallers, this is a really good deal because you're getting both PPs and Recallers for the price that Recallers 4.0 mid-level package was. Of course, that package came with some bonuses of it's own but still... two programs for the price of Recallers isn't a bad deal. Recallers is a really good program and the early games can certainyl be done indoors with little space because that's how I worked through them. Some of the later on games need more room but you can always just wait to do those ones over the weekend. I will warn you though, it's a ton of material and a fast paced course - a lot of people seem to struggle to keep up. But there is a FB group for past/present Recallers members and they're constantly doing "turtle Recallers" (reviewing the games in order at a slower pace). Also if you don't have Crate Games and aren't familiar with it, you'll need to buy or borrow it because it's the core of Recallers (and probably PPs).
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:08 PM
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Bah! I'm torn now! I just signed up for an Agility-U course (working spot), but I did NOT realize PP was going to have the bonus of recallers... which I do really want to do. It's a great deal... but that would put me at $600 in online training, and I just gave my trainer a cheque for almost $300 for our next block of classes. I feel like that's a lot in one month (even though the Agility-U and Susan Garrett are good for many, many months). I've never done an online class and I'm already worrying about keeping up with Agility U. Summit only has 1 more class and then I could give him a break and just focus on online classes... we'd only be in "real" class once a week. Darnit! So torn!
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:31 PM
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I know that recallers is super intense and a lot of people can't keep up with the material. Puppy peaks isn't really a class per say, it's more videos she posts and then you can learn from them, and discuss w/other people. I'm really enjoying the videos, I only have access to month 1 for now (once the 30 day refund period is up, you unlock all the months).

As I said before, there's no classes close to me going on right now, which is why I could justify the price. If you're comfortable paying it and want to, go for it. I am loving it so far, and I'm excited for recallers, which is perfect timing for puppy getting home, and will be great for Wes too.
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I am doing PP as well and I have done Recallers in the past. I know too many ppl that love it. I am also doing Justine Davenport's agility foundations, auditing for now, working spot in the next one.
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