January 2014

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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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 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. The

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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2013 thumbnail

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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What Would 0.33 Seconds Mean to You? thumbnail

Would 0.33 seconds be the difference between Gold and Bronze? Between a Q and a placement? Between making the finals and being the first dog eliminated? Agility is often decided by the slimmest of margins, one of the reasons that we now use electronic timing. And in a speed sport, 0.33 seconds matters. Wrap choices

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Episode 46: Expanding Your Comfort Zone thumbnail

In this episode we discuss how to expand your comfort zone by using your practice time effectively. Our 2014 AKC National Agility Championship Prep Course Lee Gibson LiveStream Workshop Our Free Webinar "How to Analyze Your Agility Runs with the Coach’s Eye"

In the video below, Bad Dog Agility training partner Lori and her 11 month old Border Collie Amp run a sequence that emphasizes 270s. Starting with a 270 to the backside for jump #1 allows you to start the exercise without a stay or helper to hold your dog. Focus on moving to the next

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Episode 45: Patterning in Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode we discuss how patterning both hurts and helps your dog agility training. Silvia Trkman's Foundation Video

Building Value for Backsides With Your Puppy thumbnail

The key to fantastic 270s and sends to the backsides of jumps is to build as much value for taking the backside as you build for taking the jump straight on. With our puppies, we introduce sends to the backside at the same time we introduce taking the jump straight on. The puppy learns to

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