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Episode 81: Tips for Training Alone thumbnail

In this episode (25:45) We discuss the challenges of training by yourself and give you some helpful tips. Mentioned Episode 72: Three Ways to Use a Helper Episode 49: Using Differential Rewards Video showing a creative way to teach the chute without a helper. My favorite new gadget: a phone holder for my tripod. I

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A Look at Speed by Height thumbnail

The table and charts below are based on all Regular Masters runs from 11/1/2013 to 11/1/2014. Analyzing this data allows us to answer the question; “what is the average speed at each height”. The histogram charts below show the distribution of speeds for each height. (Note: the charts may take a few moments to load)

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AKC NAC Qualification Changes from 2015 to 2016 thumbnail

The AKC changed the qualifying requirements for entry into the 2016 National Agility Championship (NAC) from the previous year. First, let’s take a look at the difference in requirements. 2015: 4 QQs, 500 points, and 20 qualifying runs in standard and/or jumpers. 2016: 5 QQs, 600 points, and 20 qualifying runs in standard and/or jumpers.

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Episode 80: AKC NAC Qualification Changes from 2015 to 2016 thumbnail

In this episode (26:02) In this episode, we crunch the numbers behind the controversial new requirements for the AKC National Agility Championship to be held in Tulsa, OK in 2016. Mentioned Our post outlining the effects of the 2016 qualification changes. Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult

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Episode 79: Be a Student of the Game thumbnail

In this episode (9:17) As part of Dog Agility Blogger Action Day, we discuss how “continuing education” can help you stay on top of the agility game! Mentioned Episode 9: Course Walking Tip; Learning from other Dog Sports Episode 39: Interview with Michael Ellis on Tugging – Part 1 Episode 70: Five Tips for For

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Episode 78: The Power of Latent Learning thumbnail

In this episode (15:11) In this podcast, we discuss latent learning in dog training and how you can take advantage of this learning leap! Mentioned Please rate and review the podcast so other listeners will find us! Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both

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Episode 77: The Secret to All of Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (24:58) In this podcast, we discuss the secret to ALL of dog agility. Spoiler Alert: it has nothing to do with handling. Mentioned Greg Derrett and Ultimate Agility Please rate and review the podcast so other listeners will find us! Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can

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Episode 76: Verbal Cues in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (23:37) In this podcast, we discuss the use of verbal cues in agility including some pros and cons. Mentioned Jenny Damm’s blog post on her 2014 Agility World Championship experience Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both the dog’s and the

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Episode 75: The Poisoned Cue

Episode 75: The Poisoned Cue thumbnail

In this episode (23:59) In this podcast, we discuss the idea of the poisoned cue, how to know if your cue has become poisoned, and what you can do about it. Mentioned Clean Run Our Previous Podcast: Episode 38: Tips for Retraining Your Agility Dog Our Previous Podcast: Episode 34: Retraining Your Start Line Stay

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