Do You Need Breaks? – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Do You Need Breaks?

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  • KMAC says:

    So glad I found this post. About three weeks ago at a trial, I run three dogs, I had several STUPID mistakes on three clean runs. First, I forgot to tell my baby dog to weave so he found something else to do. Secondly with my middle dog, I was running straight up to the correct end of the tunnel and said COME. He came and did not take the tunnel. Thirdly while running my old guy with about four obstacles to go, he was way out in front of me, we were running a hard fast straight line to the correct tunnel entry…. he almost has his head in the tunnel and I forgot to say tunnel so he stopped and looked at me. I have never been so discouraged! Even when I came home to work the short course sequences, I couldn’t even remember the course! So I have taken three weeks away from training and I am beginning to come back. Honestly, I’m in my 70s and I thought it was the end of my agility because I couldn’t think. Thankfully, slowly but surely I am beginning to put things back together again.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      I’m so glad we could be here for you! Don’t be too hard on yourself, let your mind and energy recover and I’m sure you’ll be back and better for it.

  • says:

    My training session is now 9:15 pm – 9:45 pm because of COVID. We only have three students and one instructor. Students wait outside for their turn. This is not my “energy” time of the day, but we have no choice in this matter. So, Brody and I do some play games to get us both active and energized just before our turn. It is hard to go to bed, because Brody is really active after training! At least it is only one night a week.

    • Esteban Fernandezlopez says:

      I understand, I used to struggle with night classes because I’d drive an hour, train, and then get home around 10:30 pm and it’s hard to unwind, plus the dog is tanked up with water and needs out a bit more.

  • Zinnes says:

    Very important point! Its always good to push yourself a bit, but 30 hours on your feet and then agility??? Not good for you or your dog.

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