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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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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2015 – Through Q1

May 7, 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 99: 2015 ITT Wrap Up and the Luna Effect

May 6, 2015
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In this episode (1:04:33) This podcast is all about the international Team Tryouts for Team USA. We talk about our experience there, the courses, the judges, the surface, the handlers, the dogs, and speculate about who might be picked for the remaining team spots. Mentioned Team USA Facebook Page The AKC Team Tryouts Website Esteban’s

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Episode 98: The Importance of a Clear Start to Every Sequence

April 29, 2015
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In this episode (16:09) Improve your training by taking the time to reset your dog properly after a mistake. Ways to Listen Download the App Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Download the MP3 File Here Sponsors Where’s Nellie Where’s Nellie is a new GPS dog locator system. Attach the beacon to

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Episode 97: Improving Your Transitions During Training

April 23, 2015
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In this episode (23:49) The bulk of your agility training time is spent in transition from one repetition to the next! In this podcast, we discuss the importance of this transition time and how short, rewarding transitions will help your agility training! Mentioned Agility Right From the Start Our Previous Podcast: Episode 25: Secrets to

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The 20 Foot Trap

April 22, 2015
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In our last podcast, we discussed the subtle trap that a greater than expected distance poses to an experienced dog. We devised the following exercise to test whether or not our dogs were using an expected distance between obstacles to predict their path on course. In our training group, we ran this exercise with 2

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