August 2013

Episode 42: The Internet, Dog Agility, and You thumbnail

In this podcast we discuss how to use social media and the internet to improve your dog agility. Our Previous Podcast on Online Agility Classes Our Previous Podcast on Using a Camcorder in Training Dog Agility Blogger Action Day (the next one is next week!) How to ensure Facebook notifies you of new posts by

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AKC NAC 2014: Who Benefits From the Qualification Change? thumbnail

We limited this analysis to the 20 inch class to determine who benefits most from the qualification changes from 2013 to 2014 for the AKC National Agility Championship. This first chart shows the 20 inch dogs who qualified for the 2013 AKC NAC. The red points indicate dogs who would NOT have qualified had the

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Episode 41: Janita, Jaakko and the One Mind System thumbnail

Janita Leinonen and Jaakko Suoknuuti join the podcast to talk about the One Mind agility handling system. In addition to being the originator of the system, Janita just returned from winning large dog individual gold at the 2013 European Open. Janita's Winning run at the 2013 European Open One Mind Dogs One Mind Promotional Video

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AKC NAC 2014: More Showing Needed To Qualify? thumbnail

In our last post, we showed how the change in the qualifying requirements for entry into the 2014 National Agility Championship (NAC) affected the number of dogs who qualify and the average speed of those dogs. In this post, we'll take a look at how the qualification changes affect the number of shows a typical

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AKC NAC Qualification Changes from 2013 to 2014 thumbnail

The AKC changed the qualifying requirements for entry into the 2014 National Agility Championship (NAC) from the previous year. First, let's take a look at the difference in requirements. 2013: 6 QQs and 400 points. 2014: 4 QQs, 500 points, and 20 qualifying runs in standard and/or jumpers. In the chart below, the first row

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