January 29, 2016

Episode 121: Dealing with Over-Arousal in Dog Agility

In this episode (22:14)

In this podcast, we discuss strategies for dealing with over-arousal.


Here’s a typical “inverted U” performance vs arousal graph.

Here's a typical performance vs arousal graph.
Inverted U Performance vs Arousal Graph

We want to teach our dogs to work in an aroused state, so that we continue to get peak performance at a higher arousal level before performance begins to suffer.

Performance vs. Arousal Graph2
We want to increase the arousal level through which our dog can perform.

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