Mental Workout?

Did you know agility is more than just great exercise for you and your dog?  It’s a mental workout as well.  How?

  • Problem solving  When your dog isn’t responsive to something in training, you have to problem solve to figure out how to fix it and make the training work.  Your dog also solves problems in agility – case in point, weave poles!
  • Memory tricks  Weaves, tunnel, jump, jump, tire, weaves, a-frame… catching the drift?
  • Positive Thinking  It’s more work than it sounds like, but worth every effort you put into it.  By keeping positive, you make agility a great time for your dog, and more relaxing for you.
  • Yes, I said relaxing Even though agility is a challenge, and can be competitive, it is also soothing.  You and your dog work together as a well-oiled machine, and you can let the stress of your day go as you focus on directing your dog around a course.

Agility is a great way to work out your body and mind, all while building a stronger bond with your dog.  Run fast, everybody!