Agility Addict Blog
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 had the opportunity to chat to the talented, positive and fun Trudi Dempsey at the end of November. She released that podcast episode today! You can listen to it here. Lead a Horse to Water is Trudi's podcast - it's new and it's focused on evidence based equine...read more
Fall lovers are happy. Hot animals are relieved. Training continues - even if a little less focused than usual for some. Despite COVID concerns people are working with me on goal setting and accomplishing things again. It's also the only time in 2020 that the...read more
We wanted to raise voices, and introduce people with important things to say about animals, particularly dogs and horses and learning and competing together in a way to make help us be our best selves. The Alphabet Album was born.read more
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
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