Posted By: Tara
Agility - just keep coming back - 09/14/13 10:03 PM
Well, after some time off after the Lori Michaels seminar last spring, I'm starting agility classes with Tara again. I think that if I can just stay relaxed, she will not have any trouble, but the agility field has become a trigger for me to get really worked up and worried she's going to react to the other dogs - and of course, then she does. She's been excellent around other dogs recently - ran with two new dogs this week and even met a completely strange dog on leash at the farmers' market this morning (accidentally). So, I need ideas for keeping myself from getting to stressed out when I get to the agility field so that we remain calm throughout the class. I'm going to try using some lavender, doing yoga beforehand and concentrating on breathing. Anything else I can try?