Handling360 Video Contest Fall 2016 – Round One !

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If you have been reading my blog for some time you will know that we love video stories…and we love to honour the progress of our students. As we will soon be re-opening registration for Handling360 we thought there was no better way to start things off than to celebrate the journeys of our Agility Handling […]

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Quick QUIZ: New Agility Training Assessment Tool!

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Is Your Agility Training Focused on What Your Dog Really Needs? I have put together this cool assessment tool that is helping agility folk decide where they should be focusing their training. So far the results have been scarily accurate. This super quick 10 question quiz will laser your training focus to what will bring out […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #9 Take time out

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Agility Trial Success Tip #9: Step out of the trial environment for a mental break throughout the day. Research shows how mental breaks in athletics increases and replenishes attention span, encourages focus and stronger solid outcomes. We all love to watch and support our friends but be sure to give yourself time away from the […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #8 Have a pre-run routine

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Agility Trial Success Tip #8: Having a pre-run routine that you and your dog do before every run that contributes to the confidence the two of you have when you step to the line. Confidence and purpose achieve goals. “Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #7 Warm Up and Cool Down

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Agility Trial Success Tip #7: Proper warm ups for dog and handler are often what makes the difference between success and faults in any agility run. However often this part of agility gets ignored.  Knowing that an athlete will stay warmed up for about 30 minutes (depending up the temperature), I split warms ups between […]

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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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