Mark Laker details

 An Introduction to Sports Psychology for Agility Handlers

A day with Mark Laker

Saturday September 23rd 2017

9 – 4.30

South Hykeham Village Hall (LN6 9NQ)


A full day focusing on how agility handlers can use sports psychology techniques to get the most out of their agility season and improve their agility performance. The seminar is suitable for all levels of handlers and uses Mark’s 30 years of agility knowledge, competing at the top of the sport and our international experience to help handlers get the most out the sport.

It is aimed at agility competitors, but should be helpful for competitors in other doggy activities, although you would (probably) need to understand how agility competitions work to get the best out of the day. It is suitable for all grades of agility.

The day is ‘classroom’ based, so all you need to benefit is an open mind, pen and paper!  

Topics covered include: • Applying sports psychology techniques to dog agility • Advanced planning and preparation for competitions • Coping with emotions, anxiety and lack of confidence • Creating achievable goals and training plans • Learning techniques to deal with pressure and nerves.

This is a ‘dog free’ day (so no dogs in the hall during presentations), but if you have to bring dogs with you it is a dog friendly venue inasmuch as dogs may be left in vehicles. There is a good sized (non-secure) area to exercise dogs in, off road parking and plenty of shaded areas, but it is in a residential area so, please, no barking dogs can be left in vehicles. 

Price includes tea and coffee during the day; bring your own lunch please. There is a well equipped kitchen you are welcome to use.