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I'm liking this a lot



Yep, my kinda attitudes without the tudes from Silvia Trkman, my hero:  http://www.lolabuland.com/2013/08/26/set-your-goals-or-just-enjoy-the-moment/

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nosemovie
Aug. 26th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
She's absolutely right. For her.
And those who think "mental management" is THE KEY... they're right too.

I want to blog this. Be HONEST with yourself. If you're not a goal person, for GOD"SSAKE don't TRY to be a goals person!! It's not going to work! if you HONESTLY only want to have fun with your dog, and believe that the course (whatever course it is, at home, in training, at the club or at world team) is the most important thing, then GO with that!

I'm in the "have fun with my dog" camp. I did get nervous a bit when Razor nailed his ATCH run. But really not as much as I might have. He had been running GREAT all weekend with really nice contacts, teeters, even startlines! So I knew that even if a bar came down or whatever, he would be great. So we just ran it. And it made me very happy.

This weekend we had some off-courses, but he still looked GREAT and even tho my head wasn't in it, we had a good time.

The people who offer all these seminars, etc... on "how to win" are missing that one key element... HONESTY... If you're honest with your dog, look at her/his strengths and weaknesses and go from there, you can NOT lose... because the "winning" isn't the goal, the dance is.

Does that make sense? I'm on painkillers and my head is really foggy.. sigh.
dinahprincedaly
Aug. 26th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
"mental management" to me is managing to keep what is important in focus and in my heart as we get into the hole, on deck, and to the line... putting everything else out... eye contact, stay loose, be happy, go
its never winning. its often the course, if i can, reviewing the plan As and plan Bs... sometimes I find myself doing a mini-run these days, the whole thing in a 2x2 area--all the cues in mini mini form--im sure it looks funny as all hell, but its knowing the dance, check. where I'm gonna try something, where its not like anyone else is doing it, but its best for us, staying true, and then yeah, Stel, you with me? lets do this!
talesofmyboys
Aug. 26th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
So sorry you are hurting that much... :-(
dinahprincedaly
Aug. 26th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
shoulder Rosie? what about this stuff?
http://www.panamvetcorp.com/canine.html
nosemovie
Aug. 27th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'll probably just visit with my PT. He's awesome at giving me the right exercises to loosen stuff up.
talesofmyboys
Aug. 26th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
I liked this for similar reasons as Rosie, that it is OK to be yourself AND have fun with your dog AND be successful. So often the mantra is that you must have goals and planned training. While I haven't had the success Silvia has had, I detest goals and although I am an organized person, I don't plan my training. I have a good idea of what I want to work on in each session but I don't keep records. Right about now I wish I did keep records because with each new puppy, I have to scramble to remember what I "should" be training. But then I get overwhelmed by what I "should" be training and block that out and I just go have fun with my baby puppy who right now really only needs to know that I am his mom who loves him no matter what.
matildasmom
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
I do have a goal for Matilda and me. Not the kind of goal Silvia is talking about. I would love for agility to be fun again for both Matilda and me when we step onto the course whether it's a trial or a class. We're getting back there. With Joey the training is fun for both of us.
penichops
Aug. 27th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Anchor doodle! Yeah!

I think you were the one to convince me to take a class with Silvia and I am very grateful to you that you convinced me :)
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