LOL! That is great. Moral of the story - just visualize post trial cocktails and all will be well. I like it.Thank you! I will listen to it.
Long ago (15 years) I did a fitness contest where I was on stage in a bikini and what I call stripper heels (clear and five inches high.) I'm sharing this (lol) because I have terrible stage fright. Somewhere along the way I read about how visualization helps, so every time I got on the elliptical train I would visualize myself walking out on stage confident and doing all my turns correctly. It really helped!! I thought I would be shaking in my boots/crazy high heels, but it was sink or swim time and I swam -- thank God. When I was on stage I wasn't thinking about the judges. In that case, I was thinking about the Mexican food and margaritas I'd be having soon and also I heard my son (who was15 at the time) yell, "Go Momma!" and it made me smile.
For me, all of it ended up feeling like a victory not because of winning, but for obtaining the goal I had set for myself which was to do my best with exercise and nutrition to get on stage and also, not to pass out from fear. lol (FWIW, I placed 1st in one and third in the other -- everyone worked so hard and looked great.)
Back to dogs -- I suppose when I get nervous training Logan it's because of my own ineptness at times due to lack of experience and also because I'm worried about Logan might do. My agility instructor says to remember I'm having fun with my dog and he WILL do the unexpected at times. So, I guess you have to learn to laugh. lol
Back to fitness -- I was most impressed with a girl who literally fell on stage because of the ridiculous amount of pro-tan and oil -- eight coats for my white body (makes me laugh now) -- anyway -- she got right back up and kept on going and did great. I'm sure if she had Mexican after, she enjoyed her margarita also.
I could see myself running into a tunnel or something, but it has to help to be moving quickly paying attention to a running dog.LOL! That is great. Moral of the story - just visualize post trial cocktails and all will be well. I like it.
Interesting point made in the q&a that agility might make competitors less nervous than obedience since there is no time in the ring to overthink, it’s just go go go. Having never done agility I’m not sure about that, but it makes sense.
Feel free to -- not than I'm an expert. Agility is so much fun! I enjoy reading the novice agility thread also because I love the videos and because of all the experienced people giving tips.I don't know much at all about agility at all, although I hope to learn because I think Murphy might enjoy it, but it sounds like you and Logan are really starting to gel as a team. I enjoy reading your posts here and the everything on the Novice Agility thread....sooner or later I'm probably gonna starting worrying you guys to death with a million questions.
Ahhhh. A baby. I wish my breeder lived closer to me. She'd probably file for a restraining order. I love a fluffy puppy.Murphy will be 15 wks on Saturday. Our breeder encouraged us to try agility with him and recommended a place in Richmond for training. She is friendly with the people there and has been going there for years. We have been working with him at home on basic obedience up to this point
Ha. They’re conspiring. 😅 My other dog, Abby, prefers to stay dry. I keep an eye out when I let them out to potty, but Logan has snuck in a quick dip a couple of times. He’s usually trying to get my grandson’s pool toys that are cars. Logan covets them badly. 😄Logan and the pool photos are so sweet! I’m certain if I had a pool it would be a constant state of two wet dogs. They refuse to leave pools. And will stay far enough away at the dog pool that they know I can’t come in and get them!!
Yes. Looks like this from his vantage point. Lots of pleasant sounds also.Beautiful views.....