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In this podcast, we discuss how priming your dog can improve your agility performance at a trial.

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The Breed Power 10 for 2016 Q1

May 24, 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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Thoughts on the 2016 AKC World Team Short List

May 22, 2016

Background [spreadsheet updated 5/22/16 4:36 PM CST: changed medium dog Bolt WTT Std3 from green to yellow, medium dog Lilac WTT JWW2 from yellow to green, time faults now light green, course faults remain yellow]   The Short List was announced this past week, and there are some differences compared to our list of top

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Episode 133: 2016 AKC World Team Tryouts Wrap Up

May 14, 2016

In this episode (1:13:10) In this podcast, we discuss the venue, surface, judges, and courses at the 2016 World Team Tryouts for the AKC. We also identify the two team members in each height that earned an automatic spot on this year’s team, and speculate who will be selected for the remaining positions based on

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On the Difficulties of Selecting an AKC/FCI World Team

May 13, 2016

Imagine that you’re responsible for fielding an American team to compete at the FCI Agility World Championship (AWC), held each year on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and subsidized by the AKC. How do you ensure that you are fielding a competitive team each year? Determine Your Goal First, define the qualities of

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Q Rates at the 2016 AKC World Team Tryouts

May 11, 2016

The AKC held its annual World Team Tryout for the FCI Agility World Championship this past weekend in San Jose, California. Tamas Traj, who will be judging at the AWC in October, was joined by Tammy Domico as judges for this tryout event. Traj designed and judged 9 of the 15 courses, while Domico designed

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Episode 132: Contrarianism in Dog Agility

May 5, 2016
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In this episode (28:34) In this podcast, we apply the concept of contrarianism to dog agility and discuss specific ways today’s handlers are trying to gain an edge in a highly competitive sport. Ways to Listen Download the App Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Download the MP3 File Here Sponsor Back

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The Decline of the 26″ Class in AKC Agility

April 28, 2016
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The “Power 60 for 2016 – Through Q1″ revealed that only 4 dogs had enough qualifying scores in the 26″ class to be ranked (the ranking requires at least 5 JWW and 5 Standard Qs). Though the ranking includes only the first three months of 2016, there were more than 10 dogs that met the

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Episode 131: Free Your Agility Dog

April 27, 2016
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In this episode (23:16) In this episode, we discuss how to make the agility field a mistake-free paradise for your dog, filled with rewards and enthusiasm. Mentioned Episode 117: Drive for Agility (Three Aspects of Agility Training Part 2) Episode 49: Using Differential Rewards Dogs That Split the Difference Ways to Listen Download the App

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