Buck-up Buttercup! (Or not)

Buck-up Buttercup! (Or not)

It’s not okay to be afraid. At least, that’s what we’re taught. By parents, and teachers, and coaches … all working to make us better, tougher, more resilient. Yet adulthood can be even scarier than those monsters under the bed or taking that first “leap” in your...

Confessions of a Supplement Junkie

I love chatting about supplements and food for our dogs! At this point I fear I may have a bit of a problem – LOL. Regardless, let’s dish!

Even Unicorns Poop

We sign up to the whole agreement – dogs who live too short, destroy items in our home, barf-up godknowswhat, get hair on everything, and eat stuff they shouldn’t. The list goes on and on and we have the receipts to prove we lived through it.

Thanksgiving Love

I love what I do. I love helping my clients and hearing all of the success stories, the big and little victories. I believe that everyone needs someone in their corner to wipe their brow, know when to kick their butt, know when to console, and be there to celebrate. I look forward to what awaits in the coming year and beyond!

How are you investing in your dog?

We have to be a bit more compassionate with ourselves when it all goes to hell and the plans we’ve made shatter to the floor. Sometimes it’s not about gluing the pieces back together, but instead sweeping them up to make room for what’s new. I’m in a sweeping mode right now. I’m determining where I will invest my time and energy in these next few months and how to balance my dog goals with my life goals.

Getting your head back in the game

I was able to see myself away from my ego and back to the connection I have with my dog. I felt myself becoming more grounded and my ego had no more fight left in her. We did our group stays for practice and the freight haul for conditioning and I let go and enjoyed the time with my dog. I had two more runs in the day to go and I owed my dogs my complete presence.

Your beliefs are getting in your way

Limiting beliefs are those things we’ve taken to heart, accepted as true and make decisions because of them. They’ve taken root, become unconscious and reflexive. We also give our power away to them, believing we are helpless against the “truth” of them. They are even likely based on past experience so the “evidence” we’ve collected validates the belief. Limiting beliefs are powerful suckers!

Hold on loosely

I think of outcome goals as the point on the horizon towards which I’m steering. Do I veer a little north or south on my way? Of course. But I know how to get back on track and most importantly, what I have to do in order to get there (aka process goals, but that’s a different blog!).

The lonely world of dog sports

Who recognizes you on the days when you don’t Q but make a ton of progress? Who sees you have one bar and still it’s your best run of the weekend? Who is there to lift you after you have “just one thing” go wrong? Who is there to cheer on your baby dog?

About Me

I am a mental skills and performance coach who supports handlers in pursuit of their big goals. As a dedicated competitor myself, I understand what it’s like to want to win in many different arenas.

My clients include handlers who are at the top of their game in conformation, agility, draft, obedience/rally and more. It is my great honor to work with amazing handlers who are dedicated in their pursuit.

Start improving your mental game. Tell me how I can help you.

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