There are 2 halves to an agility team: the dog and the handler. There are so many websites, blogs, magazines, classes, etc. devoted to the dog and the training of the dog. All of this is very important, but what about the handler?
A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.
person, agility, physical exercise, sports, competitive contexts
The dog handler is an athlete along with the dog.
Can I say that again? In dog agility, the dog is an athlete, but so is the handler. As speed and complexity increase on courses that are being run, there are new demands on the dog (new and expanded skill sets) and there are also new demands on the handler both physical and mental. There is some great information available on the mental game and mindset for handlers, but I have seen very little devoted to the physical side for dog agility handlers. My hopes are to accumulate some helpful information on this site and pass it along and maybe help some people along the way.
I am on my own journey in this health and fitness thing, and I’m not happy with where I am currently at. This blog will provide some accountability for myself as I journey down the path to become a fitter, faster, handler myself.
I intend to have information on workouts, nutrition, health, fitness, and favorite recipes. Sometimes I may throw in some personal posts, especially if they have to do with my dogs. I won’t be telling anyone how to train their dogs – there are other out there doing that.
I will try to keep the content growing regularly – my initial goal is at least two posts per week. If you have any ideas of something you would like to see covered, please let me know!