For a while now my dad has been looking for a part trained sheepdog to cover for Dee while she is having her puppies and also to give him a 2nd dog when Dee is busy doing agility. 3 weeks ago he found one, a very pretty ISDS registered bitch and she was only in Worcester, when he showed me her advert on the website I also noticed a very pretty pup that they had. She was 3/4 collie 1/4 jack russel with a mostly black face and a little white nose. So we arranged to go and see the bitch for dad and I was adamant I wasn't going to get the pup (I took some money just in case though). We saw the bitch work and decided that she was what we were looking for, she's quite gentle on the sheep so they don't move as fast as they do for Ty and Flake who aren't really suited to our small flock ( they need a few hundred on the side of a mountain). Before we left I asked to see the pup, she jumped straight onto my lap then ran off and found a rubber glove to play with, I couldn't not have her.
So I've had her 3 week's now and she is brilliant, cheeky and naughty and cuddly (she has slept in my bed since day 1). Right now she is on the floor in my office, she has shredded all of the waste paper and has now moved onto a tennis ball. She managed to hurt her leg in the van last week and has been teething like crazy so I haven't been able to do much training with her but I am really looking forward to starting.
This is something that has been valued in many sports for years yet people don't seem to see the benefit of it in agility until they get to international level. It's something I find really interesting and have considered training in but as someone who's not very academic I need to find a way of learning about it that works for me.
One of the reasons I'm interested in it is that I struggle with my nerves and confidence.
I doubt myself all of the time and I'm very hard on myself.
I have learnt way's to control my nerves through trial and error which has taken a while, I have read allot of book's and been to a couple of sports psychology seminars which has really helped my performance. I would love to attend more seminars on this subject but there aren't very many available so I am hoping to host one myself.
I would like to get Mark Laker to come and do a day seminar sometime early next year, If this is something you would like to do please let me know as I can only run it if I have enough interest.
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