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In this podcast, Sarah applies the concept of debugging to dog agility.

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Episode 121: Dealing with Over-Arousal in Dog Agility

January 29, 2016
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In this episode (22:14) In this podcast, we discuss strategies for dealing with over-arousal. Mentioned Here’s a typical “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. Ways

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Is the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Valuable to Dog Agility?

January 28, 2016

Yes, much more so than the casual competitor realizes. The 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster will take place at New York’s Pier 94 on Saturday, Feb. 13th, 2016 and will be followed by Westminster’s 140th Annual All Breed Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday. So what’s the big deal? The chart below (generated

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Episode 120: Power60, NAC Prep, and Looking Forward to 2016

January 22, 2016
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In this episode (23:16) In this podcast, we look back at the 2015 power 60 rankings, Esteban’s broken toe, and get ready for 2016. Mentioned The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2015 The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2015 Episode 6: CCL Injuries and TPLO Episode 44: Dog Agility Dreams & Goals

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Retrieving and the Agility Dog

January 21, 2016
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In this video, Esteban highlights some key points in a retrieve and demonstrates how to combine it with start line work.

The Breed Power 10 for 2015

January 19, 2016
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The Breed Power 10 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each breed at each height ranked by PowerScore. The Breed Power 10 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn more about the Breed Power 10 and the

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2015

January 18, 2016
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The Power 60 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each of the 6 AKC Agility height classes (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″, and 26″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn

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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2015

January 18, 2016
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The Preferred Power 60 is a group of the top 12 dogs in each of the 5 Preferred AKC Agility height classes (4″, 8″, 12″, 16″, and 20″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points.

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On the Job Training using Placement of Reward

January 16, 2016
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In our last podcast (Episode 119: Handling (Three Aspects of Agility Training Part 4)), we mentioned that after a handling mistake, we like to change the environment rather than our handling cues. By manipulating the the placement of reward, your dog can be successful while you preserve the consistency in your handling cues. In the

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