Peripheral Awareness 

 July 26, 2018

By  Daisy Peel

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Daisy Peel


Daisy has been on the forefront of the trend of online agility education, and her Online Classroom is one of the leading sources for those seeking to improve the quality of their participation in the sport from afar. Her instruction, whether online or in person, is widely sought after as some of the best instruction available for those at any level, with any type of dog.

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PhilippaSloan

I find I tend to drift.. I know (in my head) where I SHOULD be, but I drift then I’m too far over or forward to whatever. I have to keep some sort of landmark in the course as my ‘target’ area and then I find I don’t drift as much. Now this doesn’t always work but it helps.

PaigeWilson

Very interesting

CarlaBaker

This is so true! When I ran my dog this weekend I ended up too close to a jump twice and totally threw her off because I was in her path.

rosawoodsii

Thank you for that tip. I haven’t competed my Sheltie (yet?) but during walkthroughs in classes or home training, I’m always focused on the obstacles themselves, and then I get messed up when my dog’s in the picture.

CarlaBaker

I’ll keep this in mind when I walk the courses this weekend. I walk the course as me and as the dog but I haven’t consciously walked the course imagining the dog on the course. Thanks so much

BonnieDisney

Good info Daisy! I recently lost a cue by looking at my dog and then looking to my “other” side for the tunnel which was ahead. I think my dog thought I was setting up for the blind and cut behind me. I hope in the course you will state when you do look directly at your dog? TKS! After my run, I decided what must have happened. This info agrees with what I surmised happened to get the off course and side change from my dog.

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