Have you ever gotten SUPER frustrated when training?
Have you ever found yourself saying, "We'll never get this!"
Have you ever felt that you're seeing no progress towards success?
Our mindset has a big impact on our ability to be successful and what we choose to do in our life. It can either increase our sense of confidence and push us to achieve our goals or it can really undermine us.
In this week’s blog I take a look at the other end of the leash explore how we can make our failures WORK for us!
If your new to canine conditioning, chances are, you may not have realized yet just how much training is involved! I was recently talking with a friend who had joined my Do More From Home circuit class. When I asked her how she liked the program she took a long pause and said, “Carolyn, I didn’t realize how much dog training is involved in conditioning!" My friend Jess went into the course with the focus on conditioning and she soon learnt that this was not possible without first addressing some of the foundation skills of learning proper foot positioning and how to hold/maintain position.
Now, Jess is a very skilled dog trainer so it didn't take long for her to layer back the exercises, focus on the 'training' side of things and re-visit exercise criteria with the goal of improved form and positioning. This was her ticket to success in finishing up the circuit course with her original goal of conditioning and overload.
This is actually a more common occurrence than you may think! In this week’s blog I take a look at some of the common mistakes students make in their conditioning sessions and how a return to foundation training is the answer to fixing these problems!