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Today is Dog Agility Blogger Action Day and the topic is “health and well being”. In this podcast we’re joined by Robby Porter to talk about strength, conditioning and body awareness for your canine athlete.

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Episode 89: Small Dog Challenges

February 27, 2015
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In this episode (35:05) Lori Daigle, the 8″ winner of the 2015 Masters Agility Championship at Westminster, joins us to discuss the challenges of running agility with a small dog. Mentioned Our previous podcast on Large Dog Challenges Our side by side comparison of a small and large dog. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the

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AKC Premier Class Challenge: The Inverted Pinwheel

February 20, 2015
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The American Kennel Club (AKC) has been developing a new Premier Class that will emphasize international handling elements like threadles, 270s, forced layering, longer distances between obstacles, and bi-directional jumps/tunnels. Various clubs have offered the class as a demonstration, and one of them mentioned the use of inverted pinwheels. Many people, including us, had never

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Episode 88: Cesar Millan Crashes Westminster Agility

February 19, 2015
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In this episode (52:44) We discuss the results of the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster, the event structure, thoughts on crowning a champion, the broadcast, a heartwarming tale of triumph after TPLO, and Cesar Millan intruding on the sport of agility. Mentioned Our podcast covering the 2014 Westminster Agility Championship Our podcast discussing CCL injuries

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A Closer Look: Masters Challenge Jumpers Analysis

February 17, 2015
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Here’s a very interesting Masters Challenge Biathlon Jumpers course from a recent USDAA trial designed by Tammi Stone. In this article, I’m going to take a closer look at the sequence from the #14 tunnel to the #17 jump. Below the map are two videos: the first shows me running the entire course at the

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Episode 87: Improving Your Course Memorization

February 13, 2015
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In this episode (21:03) In this podcast, we discuss how to use your time effectively before, during, and after the walkthrough to reduce forgetfulness on course. We also discuss some tips for improving your course memorization skills. Mentioned One Mind Dogs Ann Croft Agility Coach – Happy Hurdlers Kayl McCann Enjoy this fantastic video of

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Episode 86: A Look at Rankings in Dog Agility

February 5, 2015
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In this episode (40:04) We discuss our thoughts on ranking systems including the AKC Invitational rankings and our own Power 60 and Breed Power 10. Mentioned The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2014 The Breed Power 10 for 2014 Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the

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The Breed Power 10 for 2014

February 1, 2015
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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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Episode 85: Have We Solved the Game of Agility?

January 30, 2015
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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. Mentioned our previous podcast: Episode 42: The Internet, Dog Agility, and You our previous podcast: Episode 71: FCI Agility World Championship Wrap-Up Announcing the 2015 AKC National Agility

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