In today’s episode, you’ll learn:
- Whether or not you really NEED to be confident to be successful with your dog on a dog agility course, or with a training topic. Daisy talks about Courage vs. Confidence, and which one you REALLY need when embarking on a project, training task, or endeavor that you’ve not previously been successful with.
- What’s the difference between wanting and committing? When should you NOT commit to a goal or achievement that you’ve been wanting, and how that choice can add to or subtract from your relationship with your dog, AND your relationship with your self!
I love the concept of courage vs confidence. I often hear trust your dog, trust your training. “Trust” is a difficult word to define. But I need to have the courage to ask my dog for a behavior we have trained. And as she demonstrates that skill, my confidence (aka trust) will grow! I like the concept of focusing on courage.
I hear that phrase, “trust your dog” and “trust your training” thrown around a lot as well, and to be honest, it’s never held much water for me. Trust, like confidence, is something that typically happens AFTER an exchange or accomplishment, not before. Thank you for your comment!
Wow. This is so
Pertinent to me right now. 3ish weeks ago I decided to retrain Paul’s running contacts to stopped. I know it’s the right choice for him, but it was hard to abandon what we worked hard on.
The amount of time you previously invested just really doesn’t matter at ALL if you know a change is right 🙂 don’t spend another second looking back – only forward 🙂