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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #5 Become your own Coach

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Agility Trial Success Tip #5: Become your own coach when none other is available to you. Head to the trial with your coaches advice and your own planning to create a consistent event routine at the event. These lists include hints, pre and post run preparation reminders and positive messages to yourself.  We tend to […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #3 Fuel Your Body

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Agility Trial Success Tip #3: Fuel Your Body Plan meals to fuel your body. When you plan ahead you won’t be tempted to eat convenience food being served at the trial. I choose to drink a juice for breakfast, a smoothie at lunch and a healthy meal at dinner. Meal planning goes for your dog […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #2 Packing Lists

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Agility Trial Success Tip #2: Packing lists… have them! I have several lists depending upon the trial I am heading to. We can create a master list here. In the comments below share your agility trial packing list. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell Today I am grateful […]

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Be Your BEST in Agility: 10 Tips to Get You THERE!

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Swagger and I are preparing for our upcoming trip to FCI World  Championships in Zaragoza, Spain representing Subaru Agility Team Canada. In my preparations this week, I gave my “agility trial checklist” a once over to see if there were any needed “tweaks”. As I was looking at my list I thought “this would be cool […]

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My Embarrassing Secret… I May Be A Jinx!

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Ok, I had a big realization today. I have always liked to believe my values, opinions and insights are pretty much aligned with other dog lovers. Today I realized I might actually be marching to the beat of a different drummer… as a matter of fact I may actually be a bit of a jinx! […]

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Setting Goals is Easy…Accomplishing Them?

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Anyone who trains their dog or competes in sports should be setting goals. Goals focused on everyday training sessions as well as goals around the competitions. It makes no difference if your dream is to watch your dog having the most fun possible or if it is to win a world championship… goal setting is what […]

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