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In this episode (29:33)

We discuss the possibility that advances in handling have made the sport too dependent on other factors like dog speed and turning ability.

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Interactive Maps For All AKC Agility Trials in 2014

January 29, 2015
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Our previous post “Geographic Distribution of AKC Shows in the U.S. for 2014” showed the geographic distribution of AKC agility trials by state. The two interactive maps below give you a more useful look at these trials. Map #1: Here the actual geographic locations of the trials offered are mapped. This map is interactive, so

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Geographic Distribution of AKC Shows in the U.S. for 2014

January 28, 2015
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These charts show the number of AKC trial days offered in each state over the 2014 calendar year. Hover over a state to see the count for that state. State # Show Days CA 356 TX 207 PA 183 FL 176 MI 157 WA 157 OH 155 IL 154 WI 150 NY 143 MN 125

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2014

January 26, 2015
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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 2014

January 26, 2015
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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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Episode 84: Large Dog Challenges

January 22, 2015
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In this episode (39.04) We are joined by the 2014 24″ AKC Agility Invitational Champion Barb VanEseltine to discuss the challenges of running agility with a large dog. Mentioned our previous post: A Look at Speed by Height Announcing the 2015 AKC National Agility Championship Prep Course! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on

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Episode 83: Interview with Kayl McCann – OneMind Dog coach and the owner of Kayl McCann Dogs

January 15, 2015
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In this episode (46:10) Our guest this week is Kayl McCann; a OneMind Dog coach and owner of Kayl McCann Dogs. We discuss the OneMind Dog methodology, how to apply it to YOUR dog, and some tips on finding the right move on course. Mentioned Kayl McCann Dogs Our previous podcast interview with Janita and

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Tunnel Discrimination and Bypass Test

January 14, 2015
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Here’s a great little setup we used to test our dog’s understanding of tunnel discriminations (handled with a threadle cue) and bypassing the tunnel all together. By working all these options in a single session, we ensure that our cues are distinct enough for our dog to understand and test whether or not they truly

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Episode 82: What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

January 7, 2015
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In this episode (19:04) Feeling overwhelmed in your training is not uncommon, especially for the advanced competitor. We share our struggles and our coping skills with you so that you can break through your own training paralysis. Mentioned We have an app!!! Download our free IOS or Android app today. It’s the easiest way to

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