A tale of two migraines

A tale of two migraines

Once upon a time my beloved “Novice A” dog, Karma, got invited to the AKC Agility Invitational the same year we also finished third in the inaugural AKC Rally National Championship – we were having quite the year! Karma was running well, feeling well and we were...
How deliberate training builds confidence

How deliberate training builds confidence

I’m writing this the morning after a great Facebook Live on this same topic, realizing that some of you may prefer a written version with fewer tangents – Ha! Watch the FB Live replay here. When we go into the ring – any ring: conformation, agility,...
The mean girl might be you

The mean girl might be you

The harshest critic, the most unkind person, the biggest judge of our performance lives in our own minds. We say things to ourselves about ourselves that we would never utter aloud, much less say to a dear friend. We rarely cut ourselves a break and hardly ever say...
3 steps to tame pressure

3 steps to tame pressure

In the first of our blog series on gaining confidence, we started with ring nerves and their tie to the fears we take with us into the ring. This time we are going to look at pressure, where it comes from and how we can tackle it for what it really is. “Pressure” in...