When we look at the arousal states from coordination and movement point of view, which arousal state looks like the good place to be? It’s actually written in the descriptions of the arousal states, where The Flow is linked to controlled and deliberate movements with high accuracy and low latency. And The Red is linked to frantic movements with low accuracy and high latency.

Coordination and movement skill training is actually all about being in The Flow mindset. We can’t develop movement skills while our dogs are in The Red. The mindset and ability to develop movement skills are intricately linked together. Let’s see how that happens!

Note: My understanding of arousal originates from Hélène Lawler and her amazing course “Optimal Arousal” at FDSA. Thank you Hélène for all the amazing knowledge you've given me!

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