Pursuing excellence is already a scary proposition. Then add to the mix one (or more!) completely unpredictable animals (despite your best efforts to train them), and try to perform at your best in front of a crowd. Three-sport international competitor and mindset expert Kathy Keats has experienced it all, from blowing her knee out at the beginning of a promising basketball career to winning world and national championships. There are few things more humbling than sport, dog sport in particular. A dog is a teacher and a mirror—reflecting our dreams and insecurities—and asking us how much we are willing to step out of our comfort zone to pursue our potential. Every episode, I delve into the mindset, habits, and practice strategies from my own experiences and with my guest experts in dog sport (and other disciplines) with funny tales of the highs and lows, insightful discussion, and honest conversation on mindset and high performance and how it relates to everything we do. If you enjoy the podcast, hit subscribe and be sure to check out https://www.kathykeats.com/supporttheshow.
Wisdom from the Iditarod with Karen Ramstead
An insightful, hilarious conversation full of wisdom with Karen Ramstead ranging from the journey of preparing to run the incredible Iditarod race to breeding, structure and so much more...!
Learn about the Iditarod here: Iditarod.com
Follow Karen Ramstead on Facebook here: Karen Ramstead Facebook
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Are You a Survivor?
Some people are great under pressure at laying down a great run or saving a potentially disastrous run. Survival in performance is a skill you can learn.
Finding Flow with Agility Competitor Dudley Shumate
A great conversation about finding flow, staying in the present moment, yet balancing the different elements of performance.
Mentioned in this episode:
Dudley Shumate's Facebook Profile
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4 Types of Focus and Why Your Performance Depends On Them
Did you know there are four types of focus and you are going to have a tendency toward a particular type?
And do you know the strengths and weaknesses of that type will affect you under pressure?
In this episode, you'll learn the very basics of attentional control and how it can help you perform better consistently.
Scott Glen Interview - A perspective from a top competitor in the sheepdog world
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Scott Glen has won almost everything there is to win in the sheepdog world with multiple dogs, as well as being a part of the Canadian team that won silver at the World Sheepdog Trial.
Lots of tidbits for both the novice and experienced competitor and things to ponder for dog trainers in general.
In this episode:
staying calm under pressureevaluating stockdogs and youngstersScott's thoughts on *presence* in a trainerbalance in herding and in dog training in generalthe importance of stockmanshipthoughts on some of his great dogs...and much more!
You can find out more about Scott and Jenny Glen and what they have to offer by checking out their website at Alta-Pete Stocksdogs and make sure to follow their Facebook page Alta-Pete Stockdogs.
A Lack Of Talent Isn't The Problem
Many people wonder why they aren't getting better faster and blame it on lack of talent. In this episode, I talk about a different way to think about training time and training quality.
For people involved with dog sports!
I love these interviews as they include both mental and physical preparation for herding and agility. The variety of guests is so interesting! Thanks Kathy!