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Are you struggling with confidence on the agility course? Do you let negative self-talk and doubts hold back your training and handling? Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges that current trends in dog agility courses present to you? In this podcast, Daisy Peel discusses everything you need to know about the mental side of the sport of dog agility!

The Agility Challenge Podcast With Daisy Peel Daisy Peel

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

Are you struggling with confidence on the agility course? Do you let negative self-talk and doubts hold back your training and handling? Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges that current trends in dog agility courses present to you? In this podcast, Daisy Peel discusses everything you need to know about the mental side of the sport of dog agility!

    Agility Challenge Tip #8 - Work Like A Careful Carpenter

    Agility Challenge Tip #8 - Work Like A Careful Carpenter

    To develop reliable hard skills, you have to connect the right wires in your brain. You want to be careful, slow, and highly aware of errors. You want to work like a careful carpenter. Dig more in to this concept in this week's Agility Challenge Tip with Daisy!
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    • 6 min
    Agility Challenge Tip #7: Figure out if it's a hard or soft skill

    Agility Challenge Tip #7: Figure out if it's a hard or soft skill

    The first step toward building a skill is to figure out exactly what type of skill you're building. Every skill falls into one of two categories: hard skills and soft skills. This tip comes from Daniel Coyle's The Little Book Of Talent, and is adapted for use by us agility handlers!
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    • 10 min
    Agility Challenge Tip #6: Choose Spartan Over Luxurious

    Agility Challenge Tip #6: Choose Spartan Over Luxurious

    It's tempting to think that if we don't have the latest and greatest this or that, we'll never be successful. If we don't have the latest and greatest dog toy, how will our dog ever be as motivated as that super motivated border collie over there? If we don't have the latest and greatest equipment - the best jumps, the prettiest tunnels, a heated arena with an amazing turf surface - how can we possibly be the best we can possibly be? But, do we really NEED all that fancy stuff to be our best and make progress with our dog agility handling and training? 
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    • 5 min
    Agility Challenge Tip #5 - Be Willing To Be Foolish

    Agility Challenge Tip #5 - Be Willing To Be Foolish

    Top performers are willing to fail, and they’re willing to do so repeatedly in the name of improvement. So, how do you ensure that you’re always comfortable looking silly, or foolish, or stupid? How can you avoid the trap of avoiding expanding your skillset in the name of “looking good”? When it comes to physical exercise, we all expect to feel discomfort – after all, the saying goes, ‘no pain, no gain,’ right? Learn more in this Agility Challenge Tip!
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    • 8 min
    Agility Challenge Tip #4 - Steal Without Apology

    Agility Challenge Tip #4 - Steal Without Apology

    The idea that talented handlers get their skill by following their “natural instincts” is baloney. This is good news for all of us – there is no “natural instinct” for dog agility. ALL improvement is about absorbing and applying new information, and the best source of information is top performers. So steal it. What do I mean by that? Read this Agility Challenge tip to find out!
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    • 7 min
    Episode 24: You think YOU'RE struggling with your mental game? What about your DOG?

    Episode 24: You think YOU'RE struggling with your mental game? What about your DOG?

    In this episode of The Agility Challenge Podcast, Daisy interviews Kelly Daniel of Hybrid Dog Training. Kelly lives in New Zealand, where she teaches canine fitness, dog agility, and secondary school science (that's high school for those in North America)! 

    This is an AMAZING conversation you won't want to miss, where we discuss topics such as:
    How stress hormones released in the FIRST run of a weekend can shape EVERY run for the REST of the weekendWhy you should care about including your dog's emotional state as part of your criteria for the behaviors you're trainingHow to increase your DOG'S mental resiliency, or mental toughness...and much, much more. Dive in to this fantastic interview episode, and share your thoughts after you have a listen!
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

PawsLearning ,

Don’t Miss This

A great podcast with clear ideas that are inspiring and make me want to go out there and really work for my dog agility goals.

LucyH2317 ,

The mental workshop we didnt know we needed!

This is really hitting the pulse of the mental side of dog training and sports that we face. This is such a much needed podcast for the dog training segment of podcasts being offered.

MAB Agility ,

Courage

Courage versus confidence really spoke to me. Thanks so much for this great podcast.

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