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    DefaultSo why am I nervous????????????

    Flyer has his first agility trial in 2 weeks..he's only entered in one class (JWW) each day....He is my 4th agility dog ..1 retired and 2 currently competing..he is better than any of my other dogs at this stage of his training..so why am I getting nervous????????????????

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    It's natural to be nervous. Yes, you are experienced but it is a new dog. Looks like you have high expectations for this one too.

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    I think Ann is right. Each dog is different and will run differently. Even though you are experienced, your new pup isn't yet. I think its normal to be nervous. Have faith in yourself and in Flyer and you'll be sure to Q.
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    I suspect it is indeed the expectations that make you nervous - I bet standing ont he line running the course you'll be just fine though
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    how are your nerves as the big day comes closer?
    thinking of you and sending you calm energy and cheer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brody View Post
    how are your nerves as the big day comes closer?
    thinking of you and sending you calm energy and cheer!
    Still a little nervous but not quite as bad..Had an excellent class last night with Flyer ...

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    excellent class helps for sure

    do you have a strategy for dealing with nerves? I'd develop one - be it visualization, warmup routine ... whatever ... and rehearse it
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    Quote Originally Posted by brody View Post
    excellent class helps for sure

    do you have a strategy for dealing with nerves? I'd develop one - be it visualization, warmup routine ... whatever ... and rehearse it
    His is the last class of the day and will be my 7th run of the day so I'll probably be too tired to be nervous..LOL..actually no matter how nervous I am I'm usually okay once I'm in the ring.

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    That's one good thing about agility. Once in the ring, you have no time to be nervous. Obedience is another story!! ;-)

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    I watch people at trials and I can see a real difference in the handling of people who are nervous at the gate or on the start line - they may not know they are nervous but it does affect your handling for sure ...

    the mental aspect of sports has fascinated me for years - it's one element of the "game" that I have worked on my whole competetive life


    being physically tired should calm them though
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