Does an agility handler need to be in top condition?

Does an agility handler need to be in top condition?

The status of agility as a sport has strengthened, which can be seen in course profiles and speed. Of course, speed in agility means the dog’s speed, and there are people who can compensate their lack of speed with dog training, but it is certainly beneficial to be able to run, turn and accelerate fast. But does an agility handler need to be in top condition?

New release (again): Summary view -and more stats than ever before!

As you have wished, we have now added a summary view of different statistics to AgiNotes! Now you can see statistics with one glance, and, what’s even cooler, you will also get new kinds of statistics!

On the new summary view page, you get information on your number of competitions and training sessions, activity every month, placements, clean run rate, and speed. With the free version, you see the stats of the 10 latest entries, and with premium you see all ;)

Ole Kristoffer Sagløkken: Always quality before quantity in agility training

Ole Kristoffer Sagløkken: Always quality before quantity in agility training

Ole started his agility career 9 years ago with 2-year-old cairn terrier Bonsak, and although he challenged Ole in many ways. Now he competes with pyrenean shepherd Evo, who has had totally different challenges with her fears. But Ole has succeeded with the both! How is that possible?

The 8th Norwegian Open offered very fast courses with amazing flow

The 8th Norwegian Open offered very fast courses with amazing flow

Jan Egil Eide started organizing the Norwegian Open, when, about 10 years ago: “The most important competition in Norway was our national championship. The surface was terrible and it was just bad for the sport. I started to think that what if we organized a competition of the competitors’ choice.”

Christoffer Endresen - perform better in competitions by using rituals

Christoffer works with agility handlers to support them in the mental game. “My focus is on the handlers and helping them reduce their fear and anxiety, and replacing it with joy and enjoyment of the sport and, at the same time, achieving a higher level of performance.”

We had a chance to talk with him about how rituals can help agility handlers perform better in competitions. He also shares his top 5 tips for improving the mental game.