Where to start?
As you may have noticed from the conspicuous lack of training posts lately I am in a training slump. Actually when it comes to life I am in a slump.
This is never a good time of year for me, but this year it seems to even be affecting my motivation with the dogs. Being unmotivated to train rarely happens to me, so maybe that’s why it’s unsettling.
It is especially bothersome since Magnus is at a critical stage before and entering the dreaded adolescence and I need to be giving him a better foundation than I am.
We have this wonderful opportunity with his Agility for Fun class, and I just don’t feel like I can get up the energy I need to really give it the attention it deserves. It doesn’t help that due to other obligations we had to miss class last week, thus I already feel behind for tomorrows class.
Between health, weather and all the other “real life” distractions I just can’t seem to get it together. Normally the dogs themselves are enough motivation for me to give myself a swift kick in the behind and get going, but even that doesn’t seem to be helping right now.
But enough of the pity party. What I really want to know is what you all do when you get in a slump. I know that probably never happens to the likes of you loyal, dedicated dog handlers, but if it did what would you do? I read about all the great things you all are accomplishing so I know how brilliant you are-so how do you get yourself motivated?