Is there something you just hate to train even though it’s a necessary skill? For me, it’s the back up. Whenever I have to train it, I really have to dig down and find the motivation to do so. For me, training the backup is not an inherently exciting activity and that’s okay! Not everything we’ll do in life will be fun or exciting and sometimes we’ll have to find other ways to stay motivated on achieving these goals.
In today’s blog we’ll take a look at my top four tips to staying motivated and focussed on achieving our training and conditioning goals.
Getting a new puppy is an exciting and busy time. Once your puppy comes home they begin an intensive learning period as they become accustomed to the routine of their new home, learn basic commands, and start foundation work for future performance endeavours. But you may be wondering, how to introduce your puppy to canine conditioning. The good news is that a lot of the skills you'll need for a future in sport can also be taught NOW as you are building your canine conditioning foundation skills. I often get asked a lot of questions about getting our young dogs started on canine conditioning so in this week's blog I'll go over a few of the top puppy conditioning questions I get asked!
Do you know how to progress your dog's exercises? As muscles become accustomed to the demand of a work out, you’ll need to introduce new challenges to make the muscles work harder - this is known as progressive overload. By increasing the challenge to your dog's exercises you not only introduce variety to the workout but you also proof the behaviour and challenge your dog physically and mentally!
When talking to students and clients one of the most common questions I get is “How do I make exercises more challenging for my dog?” The answer is "lots!" There is a variety of ways to progress your dog’s exercises and in this week's blog we'll cover the myriad of ways!