Conquering Competition Stress Webinar
Conquering Competition Stress Webinar

Conquering Competition Stress Webinar

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Does your dog perform great at home and at class, but under-perform at trial? Do you struggle to reproduce the problems you have at trial in training?

All of this may have absolutely nothing to do with a lack of skills on the part of your dog - they KNOW how to tackle the searches or solve the odor puzzles.

It may also have nothing to do with your abilities as a Scent Work handler - you KNOW how to support them, read their cues, manage the search area. Perhaps the real issue is your inability to cope and deal with competition stress.

In this webinar, Michael will walk you through how you can turn competition stress from a negative to a positive.


You've done work necessary to provide your dog the foundation and skills they need to successfully navigate searches and find their hides. You've practiced. Watched and learned. Yet time and time again, once you are asked to perform well as a team at a trial, everything seems to fall apart.

Competition stress is a very real thing and hobbles countless teams who otherwise should be cleaning house! So, in this 90-minute webinar, Michael will discuss some easy at-home exercises you can do to that will help you benefit from your stress instead of suffer from it.


Michael McManus




Are you preparing to trial or have been competing for a while? Learn how to leverage the stress that naturally comes from competing to benefit both yourself and your dog, thus avoiding constantly blowing up your training that may otherwise be working out just fine!

Are you an instructor working with students interested in competition? Help better prepare them to be able to successfully tackle their trials without being hobbled by competition stress.


This webinar has been approved for 2 NACSW CEUs.


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Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L.
Introducing Birch Course

What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.

Kathleen V.
Now What Do I Do?! Course

I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.

Denise M.
Introduction to Scent Work Course

The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!

Pat G.
NW3 Trial Prep Course

This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very much

Ava H.
Hide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar

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