How dog handlers can overcome performance anxiety when competing
The AKC reports that more than 2 million entrants compete in events they sanction yearly, and thousands more compete under the auspices of other dog performance sport organizations. Designed for competitive dog handlers who experience mild to severe performance anxiety, this one-of-a-kind guide offers a complete desensitization program to help conquer competition jitters. Written by a psychotherapist who specializes in anxiety disorders, the book features illuminating real-life ring nerves stories and comes packed with proven tips and techniques to help handlers calm their nerves and achieve peak performance under pressure.
Diane Peters Mayer, MSW (Doylestown, PA), is a psychotherapist specializing in studying and treating anxiety disorders, including performance anxiety and self-defeating behavior.