Confidence in Competition Every
individual journey is different, and a lot of dog training is about conditioned
emotional response for us and our dogs. Thinking about events in an objective
way can be really helpful rather than being critical to yourself or your dog.
Agility trainer Becky Sinclair thinks that finding the balance between stepping
out of your comfort zone and protecting your confidence is tricky but possible!
In Praise of Praise
In training we are told to reward our dogs
after every run but how often do we forget the handler? People need praise, too.
Praise & Recover
Alex Collins offers a video service for agility
handlers who want their runs at shows recorded so they can asses their performance and
improve their overall handling. Having watched more than 3,000 runs this year, she has
noticed some interesting patterns which she has decided to share with us.