February 2013

Episode 30: Analyzing Mistakes and a Look at Systems thumbnail

We discuss how to identify and fix errors in your execution, gaps in your dog's understanding, and flaws in your own system of handling. We have been updating the spreadsheet rankings from the previous podcast: Episode 29: 2013 AKC National Agility Championship Preview Our article on the same topic: Analyzing Your Mistakes in Dog Agility

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Every handler and dog, from the novice team at their first trial to the national championship team, makes errors.  There are a few things you need to think about when you analyze your mistakes.  Most errors will fall into one of three categories: a breakdown in execution, a breakdown in the dog's understanding, or a breakdown in

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Episode 29: 2013 AKC National Agility Championship Preview thumbnail

We crunched the numbers for every single dog entered in the upcoming AKC National Agility Championship. Data comes from the qualifying period for this event (12/1/2011 - 11/30/2012) and reveals several interesting trends discussed in the podcast. Don't miss our wrap-up where we break down the results and discuss your favorite dogs and handlers! There

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2013 AKC National Agility Championship YPS By Breed thumbnail

This table shows an unofficial ranking of each breed competing at the 2013 AKC National Agility Championship. Each breed is ranked by average yards per second on regular jumpers with weaves rounds during the qualifying year. Don't miss the podcast preview where we discuss these statistics as well as other trends. YPSBreed# Dogs 5.79Catahoula Leopard

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Serpentines and Ketschkers: Analysis of Daisy Peel’s ISC Jumpers Run thumbnail

In this video, U.S. national champion and 2012 AKC/FCI world team member Daisy Peel and Solar take first place in a well designed International-style jumpers course at the 2013 Rose City Classic in Portland, Oregon. Daisy and Solar, who finished 5th overall for individual large dogs at the FCI World Agility Championship in 2012, effectively use the serpentine and

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2013 AKC National Agility Championship Breed Counts thumbnail

This is an unofficial count of the number of dogs per breed competing at the 2013 AKC National Agility Championship. Don't miss the podcast preview where we discuss these statistics as well as other trends. Breed # Dogs Entered Border Collie 345 Shetland Sheepdog 203 Golden Retriever 100 Australian Shepherd 81 Papillon 57 Labrador Retriever

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