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In this episode (18:35)

We discuss how challenging your dog can actually build understanding and confidence, which turn to speed and drive.

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Episode 103: Green Dog Gotchas

June 10, 2015
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In this episode (26:28) We’re joined this week by Brittany Schaezler for a discussion on some of the common (and not so common) mistakes we’ve seen our inexperienced dogs make as they begin competing. Add these items to your list of proofing and training and you’ll have a few less mistakes to worry about with

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Eureka! Stress and Zoomies

June 3, 2015
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I’ve had several helpful light bulb moments in my dog training career. One of these moments came when a trainer made the off-handed remark that my high-drive Rottweiler was “stressing high” as she ran in a circle around the ring (also known as the zoomies) after missing a weave pole entrance. I had never heard

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The Breed Power 10 for 2015 Q1

June 2, 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 102: International Man of Mystery Howard Boyle

May 28, 2015
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In this episode (45:54) Howard Boyle is a Houston, Texas based agility competitor who routinely travels around the world to compete in the sport of dog agility. He recently traveled to the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island off the coast of France, to compete in the Jersey European Agility Festival. Mentioned Jersey European Agility Festival

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Episode 101: Interview with Crufts Judge Lee Gibson – Part 2

May 21, 2015
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In this episode (33:31) This is the second part of a two part interview with Lee Gibson. Please listen to Part 1 first! In this podcast we continue our discussion on course design including specific challenges presented in the Crufts course as well as Lee’s thoughts on designing courses for or against the running contact.

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Masters Challenge Inspired Exercises

May 19, 2015
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We recently encountered the following sequence in a USDAA Masters Challenge course. Having a bypass cue is very handy in these situations. In addition, this sequence adds some complexity by requiring a tunnel discrimination immediately after the off course trap. We tried this sequence both with and without the off course jump and to both

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Episode 100: Interview with Crufts Judge Lee Gibson – Part 1

May 17, 2015
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In this episode (45:15) This week we’re joined by Lee Gibson, the judge of the International Finals course at Crufts this year. We discuss the responsibility judges have to influence the sport and the pressures on judges and their course design. And don’t miss Part 2! Mentioned 2015 Crufts International Agility Finals course designed by

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2015 – Through Q1

May 7, 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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