The DaisyPeel.com Online Classroom Blog contains thoughts and training tips from Daisy and the other instructors. Enjoy!

Podcast Session 10: Watch Your Dog Part 2

In the first of this two part series, we explored the topic of what “Watch Your Dog” really means. Check it out if you haven’t already heard it. In this podcast, we’re going to look at a few exercises that you can do to improve your ability to watch your dog!

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Why Struggling is Key

In my day to day life, do I view struggle as a sign of weakness? Or, do I view struggle as a challenge, as an opportunity for growth? In my day to day interactions with my dogs, how to I react when I bump up against something I don’t know, don’t understand, or struggle with?

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Podcast Session 9: Watch Your Dog, Part 1

This week, I’m posting part one of a two part podcast that was originally created for the Functional Fitness class that is taught in the Online Classroom. Kristin Rosenbach, who is a Certified Athletic Trainer, is the main instructor, but I of course contribute to the class, AND benefit from it (I’m a little sore right now from one of her agility-specific workouts!).

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Podcast Session 5: Bang for your Buck

Of course, there are a lot of factors that go in to what we pay for a working or auditing spot in a seminar; how much the seminar presenter is charging, how much it costs to get them to the seminar site, the rental fees for the arena or building where the seminar is being held. Those are just the basics. Then there are other costs; assuming that the organizer has done a lot of legwork to put the whole thing together, it’s reasonable that they should not have to pay $$ for the seminar themselves, as they’ve already paid in other ways. Listen to this podcast for more…

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Podcast Session 2: Being In The Moment

Your mental skills are skills like any other; they need development, refinement, and time to grow. Here are some thoughts about “being in the moment”, originally presented at the DaisyPeel.com Online Classroom.

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Podcast Session 1: What is Consistency?

Recently, a student sent me an email asking how she could improve her consistency. It got me thinking about just what consistency IS, and how the question itself is a little misleading. Just what IS consistency, and what can you do about changing the type of consistent behavior you’re currently engaged in?

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Thoughts on handling the Novice Dog

For those of us involved in a team sport with our dogs, we serve not only as trainers, but as canine coaches too, and although it’s taken me several years to fully grasp the concept, I do believe that in order to achieve maximum success with our dogs as athletes, we must be flexible coaches, able to be the coach our dog needs us to be as his/her needs change, rather than expecting our dogs to conform constantly to our needs.

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