Today we're not only co-hosting our weekly FitDog Friday Blog Hop, we're also participating in the annual Dog Agility Blog Action Day.
This year's agility blog action day topic is "FUN!". Seems like it should be an easy topic to discuss, right? Who doesn't love to have some fun?!
But in agility, as in everything in life, sometimes we lose our way to fun. Things get in the way. We get in our own way. We put pressure on ourselves to do everything exactly “right”.
But agility -- just like life -- is not a game of perfect.
My 3-year-old Havanese Rocco reminds me that everything doesn't have to be perfect in order to have some fun.
Qs and ribbons aren't the only way to have fun. We can find the fun along the way.
For us, fun is learning.
Fun is enjoying every little challenge along the way.
And sometimes, fun is simply playing with our pals.
Find the way to fun
No matter what your sport or whatever in life you're trying to achieve, it sure is a lot more enjoyable if you're having fun.
Rocco hasn't always had fun doing agility. We went through a period where he didn't want to run at trials. Too much pressure? Maybe. Not enough fun? Probably.
So we set out to make everything about training, and life, fun. It's fun to do tricks, play games and to get all revved up before playing chase.
|It's even fun waiting on the table! Anticipation can be fun!|
Rocco says don't take yourself too seriously, laugh, be pawsitive and treat yourself often!
I say love yourself, love your dog and remember to smile before you enter the ring, or before doing just about anything. Tell yourself, "this is going to be fun!"
Be positive, and pawsitive, and the good will come back to you. It may not always be perfect, but you'll have a good time along the way and be in a great state of mind for conquering challenges and anything else that comes your way.
And above all, do what Rocco does...
What do you do to find the way to fun?
Let us know in the comments below!
The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and My GBGV Life to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the hop.