Agility Addict Blog
What is mindfulness? This is a question I get asked quite often. And have been answering even more lately with the FDSA Webinar I have coming up Feb 7/2019. The webinar is about using mindfulness to become a better dog (or horse!) trainer. Mindfulness in its most...read more
Two of my dear, wonderful, and brilliant Fenzi Dog Sport Academy colleagues have new books out and available to order now. Deb Jones, yes that Dr. Deb Jones of Focus fame, has a new book on cooperative care out called, fittingly enough, Cooperative Care: Seven Steps...read more
And yay look! (Well I have no idea if we'll be able to see once I hit publish) Word press has changed it's blogging platform. I think I've blogged before that changing the blog was one of my big blocks to setting up this site. Apparently it was a reasonable thing to...read more
So - you signed up for another course. This course will work for you - really and truly. Or, maybe not. Sigh. How can you make the most of your learning opportunities and be the best student possible ? This post was inspired by a conversation with an amazingly...read more
So let's look at failure - all over again. I am grateful for a fresh perspective to take me beyond agility now (thanks my fabulous wide ranging ALL THE SPORTS students for that insight). I stand behind my long standing assertion that having fun matters a great...read more
I write, and speak, often about self care and resilience; being kind to yourself and your circle; finding a way to forgive errors and learn from mistakes. (And of course you know I include your canine companions and team mates in those discussions). Relatively...read more
Thirty One Months ago Thea was ill ... really ill. Gravely ill (no pun intended). She rallied and with two little dips sailed through three lovely summers. Lucky us, lucky her. All good things must end though and it is with a heavy heart I write this post ... sigh I...read more
If you have nothing kind or constructive to say - don't say it! I've had a string of students feeling judged and unsupported within their respective sports and it makes me sad. No. Let me be honest with you - it makes me cross. Petty comments about training or a...read more
It's not easy being positive sometimes. It's fun, it's makes me and my animal partners feel good but even all these years later sometimes it's a LOT of work. Sally celebrated her 12th anniversary with us this weekend. I had started to move strongly towards positive...read more
No More Excuses has just started over at FDSA and I was thinking about the acronym for it - NME (Enemy) BAM! The course covers getting personal enemies to success knocked right out of your park. The course looks at motivation, habits, ...read more
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