Agility Addict Blog
What is a good partnership? Partnerships come in many forms! A good partnership is one when each member brings strengths to the team. Each individual knows their role and fills it well. There is clarity and pleasure in working together. A sense of accomplishment or...read more
I will be clumsy here - forgive me, please. It's been a long time since I have formally put into practice some of the training I received in this field many decades ago. My diversity and inclusion trainer persona has been expressed in course writing and development...read more
Wondering how to break a bad habit? Mull over this ... like so much else in life bad habits are often a loop. Loopy training is a big thing in positive dog training circles at the moment. It probably is in all circles but I tend to hang out in positive places. I am...read more
There’s a Taoist story of a farmer whose horse inexplicably ran away. His neighbours said, “What bad luck!” to which he replied, “Perhaps.” The next day, the horse returned, bringing with it a wild horse. The farmer’s son tried to ride it, fell, and broke his leg....read more
For those of us in animal sports, this looks like it's going to be a rough season. Delays, cancellations and so much uncertainty. We are missing opportunities to show off our skills and win ribbons and prizes and have the work and effort we've made lauded and...read more
Can you believe another decade has come to an end? I can't. Yet here it is. Onwards. Upwards. Don't get too tangled up in expectations but set yourself up for success. Here are a few points to ponder as we wish this decade goodbye! 1. To make the very most of the...read more
Being a noun, at least theoretically is pretty easy. I am an animal lover. I am a dog and horse trainer. I am a writer. I can sit comfortably with many nouns. Even if it's blurry doing is worthy! But to actually be any of these things I must ... something. If I love...read more
I have been hard at work on one of my FDSA courses. (And the NaNoWriMo challenge - but that's another post!) Unleash Personal Potential is what I called the course many moons ago when it was first developed. It was designed to be a "handler's choice" class for mindset...read more
A common question I get when I talk about record-keeping is "what system should I use?" Well, to know me is to know that's a tough question for me to answer. I don't know what you want to track, I am not sure how techy you are and I am not a very good "guru" when it...read more
This thing happens sometimes. We get upset, we vent and share our feelings - the way "they" sometimes say we should. We rant. We cry and rail about injustice or perceived wrongs. And then this weird thing happens. The audience we have shared our stress with gets...read more
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