Agility Addict Blog
The exercise of gratitude as an instrument for happiness has been known for years. Continuing studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, thankful attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health, peak performance in sports...read more
Sometimes things just kind of sneak up on you. Facebook reminded me today that Yen arrived 7 years ago today. I don't think I blogged about her arrival then - though she is very present in the blog, as she is in life at the farm. She's feisty, fierce and a tiny...read more
I've written about grief a lot over the years. I've experienced a lot of it. I don't think that's unusual or particularly remarkable, but when people ask me how many people I have seen die I don't know the answer unless I count. I cannot count the number of animal...read more
Saffy is a very sweet dog! Today I had a lesson. Today I taught a lesson. I rode Wiser with Laurie's watchful eyes on me, then we swapped services so Laurie, and Saffy, could learn about loose leash walking and basic principles of positive training. I have had...read more
Osmosis sounds lovely in theory but there is no scientific evidence that sticking a book under your pillow will work. Except maybe to give you a neck ache. Which would actually make learning harder. (Chronic pain interferes with cognitive flexibility and makes...read more
In the face of a dog who seems a little off, or a handler who has a headache it can be awfully hard to withdraw your entry or scratch from an event or trial. What will people say? What will people think? To quote the adage "what other people think of you is none of...read more
Two people sent me similar ideas for a post in less than 24 hours. That's unusual - though much welcomed! They asked me to look at other people's contributions to us, and how to handle ourselves when that other person is offering varied, different and perhaps even...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwPmNWQfIY Takes a little time .. It's amazing this world we live in now - the internet brings us information, ideas, skill development classes, webinars, workshops, FB groups, articles, blog posts ... the information overload is real...read more
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
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