I compete in dog agility with our rat terrier Ike. Â In fact, I do more than competeâ€”itâ€™s my favorite pastime. Â So itâ€™s only natural that Iâ€™d manage to see a lot of application of my profession (performance improvement) to my pastime (agility).
For those of you not familiar with agility, itâ€™s the worldâ€™s fastest growing canine sport. Â It involves the handler and dog working as a team to negotiate a course in a specific order while following specific obstacle requirements. Â So a team might have to cover twenty obstacles over 150 yards in 60 seconds without mistakes. Â The obstacles usually involve some tricks, the human is usually sprinting almost the entire run and the dog is typically going even faster. Â Itâ€™s an fun, healthy, addictive sport that builds the relationship you have with your dog and also provides your critter with a great job to focus on and train for. Â But you didnâ€™t check into this blog to read about dog agilityâ€”so hereâ€™s the connection I see to performance analysis. Continue reading “Dog Agility and Performance Insights”