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 ring as well!
“A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.” ~ George Matthew Adams
Today I am grateful I have learned to take time out and brush things off, and then re-focus, so I can be the best agility partner as possible for my dogs.
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I think this is what some dog trainers miss these days – having a break! They push so hard to achieve something but that rarely results to anything positive! Thanks for the reminder!
Great tip, especially if you have had a disappointing run!! Helps to put it behind you for the next one, as does Tip #5 (writing down the good things before the stuff to work on) – that one thing helped me to “survive” trials when I started going on my own!!