Agility Addict Blog
It's show season in North America and I am having lots of conversations with a wide range of people playing various games with animal partners about how to be their best selves in the ring and at the show site. There is lots of gossip flying around and sometimes...read more
I've had a week. Well, really I've had about 6 of them in a row. You know the kind of week. Things go right, and things go wrong. You are tired and maybe not eating as well as usual or meeting the markers you have set for yourself in terms of training, or performing...read more
Fear has many faces ... Fear can get to us often whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear itself. Everyone has experienced fear at some point. Fear is often can be a real stumbling block that prevents success. Fear doesn't have to hold you...read more
Don't get me wrong, you may have experienced horrible things - bullying, chronic illness, violence and complete and utter tragedies. In those times it's completely normal and natural to feel like you are a victim, that the world is against you, that you have no...read more
While the COVID pandemic still tragically and frustratingly rages in far too many parts of the world there is beginning to feel like there might be an end to it. Recovery begins. And I use that word carefully. Dora has always appreciated wfh. There is absolutely no...read more
And here, in Ontario our lockdown continues. We are on a stay-at-home order until at least June 2 and we are a month into it now. I might actually be starting to miss in-person shopping a tiny bit - I need summer socks and a FUSSY about socks so would really like to...read more
I say that like it's some kind of epiphany but I suspect you already knew it. Learning means making mistakes and making mistakes can erode our confidence and then we are looking at a nasty little loop - not a nice happy training loop but one where learning becomes...read more
I had a much "ruder" title that involved an acronym but asked the same question. Then realized my mom sometimes reads the blog so rethought my wording. Was that kind? No. It was self-serving. It might have also been thoughtful but the action in and of itself was not...read more
It's that cold, lazy time of year when I most want to curl up on the couch or in my bed and do .... nothing. You might think I exaggerate but I can assure you at least twice in the last 5 days I have processed the entire thought of what a day in bed might look and...read more
As my most recent, incredible FDSA class wrapped up I spent quite a lot of time reflecting. In fact, through the class, we all reflected a lot and sometimes we stewed a little. We all had lots happening in life, in a lot of different ways. This is certainly not an...read more
I help handlers and their animal companions find the joy in training and competing together... and being the best they can be!
Whether you struggle with mental prep, planning, goal setting, or something else, together we will get your sails set the direction you want to go.