Episode 157: The Comparison Trap thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore the good and bad behind comparing your dog and yourself to others in dog agility. How making comparisons can motivate you to improve your agility training. How making comparisons can make you feel bad about your progress in the sport. How realistic it is to never compare yourself

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Are You Making This Big Mistake on Your Backsides? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah explains how watching your dog take off for a backside can "trap" you by that jump and make getting to the next part of the course more difficult. The video includes a small dog and large dog demonstration of 4 different backside sequences, and a slow motion side-by-side video that will

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Episode 156: How to Practice Effectively thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you practice dog agility more effectively, producing maximal results with minimal time. What exactly constitutes "practice" when you're training dog agility. How being on the edge of your comfort zone is critical to a successful practice. Why you should avoid Facebook when you train. How elite athletes use

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Does Your Dog Check Out When You Lead Out? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Sarah and Esteban troubleshoot a common start line problem in dog agility--the dog who looks away as soon the handler walks away from them. They show you why it happens and how you can fix it. Demonstrations include an example of the problem, fixing it with a small dog using food rewards,

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Episode 155: Three Emotions Keeping You From Setting Agility Goals thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about some negative feelings that might be keeping you from setting goals for 2017. How fear, shame and uncertainty can negatively impact your goal setting. Why to be wary of tunnel vision. Why tunnel vision can hold you back from reaching your goals. How to push beyond your

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Does Your Dog Turn the Wrong Way on Rear Crosses? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Esteban points out why many dogs turn the wrong way on rear crosses and then explains how you can fix it by tweaking your rear cross execution. If your dog has ever turned the wrong way on a rear cross, then this video is for you! Includes demonstration of both the problem

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Episode 154: Kids and Dogs and Jennifer Crank thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk with USA AKC/FCI World Team member Jennifer Crank about being a mom and competitor while managing a human child in the dog agility world. How far along in their pregnancies both Jennifer and Sarah ran agility. How Jennifer started in the sport as a very young child. Why

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Front Cross Footwork (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Esteban breaks down one of the common mistakes that handlers make when performing the front cross. You'll learn why and how you should fix it, improving your front cross performances and saving you valuable time on course. The video includes detailed explanations, demonstrations with a dog, and drills that you can perform

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Episode 153: Interview with 2017 Westminster Champion John Nys thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with John Nys, the overall winner of this year's Masters Agility Championship at Westminster about the show, the courses, the crowds, and Madison Square Garden! How border collie Trick overcame injury to win Westminster. How the audience impacts the atmosphere of the trial. How John managed running two

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