Agility Addict Blog
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
Tears happen with babies. They just do. Especially puppies and humans it seems to me - but that might be my own biases showing. Actually, orphan kittens have reduced me to tears on occasion and my childhood kittens (Rum and Coke) drove my Mum to unusual crying when...read more
What do you do when you are down, out, miserable and unhappy? When life is kicking you hard and you aren't sure what to do or where to turn? The four agreements seem IMPOSSIBLE! All you can imagine doing is yelling or crying? Well, my mother in law often said there...read more
Sigh – here it is Labour Day weekend and another summer has slipped past – it’s been a good one … lots of love, laughter and inevitable challenges.
Sally is doing her August relapse thing whatever it is – and this year for the first time there is quite a bit of pain – and that hurts my heart. A. Lot. Sally is a trooper though and wants to be active. She’s a dog and a half I tell you. (just search her name in this blog for plenty of evidence of that!)
While I am not quite ready to launch the whole shebang I want to get September dates, and the overall concept out there so you can start thinking and I can ease into this FUN stuff that will make our heads hurt and our hearts full! What inspired this concept? YOU...read more
Another PODCAST in the CAN!
Doing this podcast had some challenges in technology – and I have to admit I fell into some negative thinking traps myself – mostly of the :”what’s the point in this angst – no one will want to hear what I have to say “. type .. Melissa was a fabulous interviewer and happily rolled with my “SQUIRREL” distractions We talked about a LOT and ranged fairly widely it’s a doldrums time of year for some people and it’s a time of ramping way up for others ….I’d love to know what resonates most with you … the piece I remember being happy with in the moment was drilling into what self care really is and what it should look like. Spoiler alert – I might not say what you expect to hear!!read more
I went for a walk this am. As a reward. Not for the dogs, for me.It was a meandering walk that covered a couple of kilometers and got some fence patched, some manure spread (our old fashioned method as we don't over-graze is kick -spreading - and no that's not an...read more
Self Care - what does it mean? What does it really mean? It means including you in your planning, it means being aware of keeping yourself centered and in focus. It means not running yourself ragged endlessly for other people. It might mean saying "No" sometimes....read more
I was writing a guest post this morning for a blog in Germany (how cool is that?) about 10 traits of happy trainers. You can be sure I'll share it when it goes up. But it got me thinking.We, those of us who profess to be, or aspire to be, positive dog trainers...read more
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