January 2015

Episode 85: Have We Solved the Game of Agility? thumbnail

We discuss the possibility that advances in handling have made the sport too dependent on other factors like dog speed and turning ability. our previous podcast: Episode 42: The Internet, Dog Agility, and You our previous podcast: Episode 71: FCI Agility World Championship Wrap-Up Announcing the 2015 AKC National Agility Championship Prep Course! Back on

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Interactive Maps For All AKC Agility Trials in 2014 thumbnail

Our previous post "Geographic Distribution of AKC Shows in the U.S. for 2014" showed the geographic distribution of AKC agility trials by state. The two interactive maps below give you a more useful look at these trials. Map #1: Here the actual geographic locations of the trials offered are mapped. This map is interactive, so

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Geographic Distribution of AKC Shows in the U.S. for 2014 thumbnail

These charts show the number of AKC trial days offered in each state over the 2014 calendar year. Hover over a state to see the count for that state. State# Show Days CA356 TX207 PA183 FL176 MI157 WA157 OH155 IL154 WI150 NY143 MN125 MO94 VA89 CO86 NJ81 NC74 NH63 IN62 MD61 OR61 TN59 AZ51 GA50

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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 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 84: Large Dog Challenges thumbnail

We are joined by the 2014 24" AKC Agility Invitational Champion Barb VanEseltine to discuss the challenges of running agility with a large dog. our previous post: A Look at Speed by Height Announcing the 2015 AKC National Agility Championship Prep Course! Holistic Select We’ve been feeding Holistic Select's Lamb Meal recipe to all our

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Episode 83: Interview with Kayl McCann – OneMind Dog coach and the owner of Kayl McCann Dogs thumbnail

Our guest this week is Kayl McCann; a OneMind Dog coach and owner of Kayl McCann Dogs. We discuss the OneMind Dog methodology, how to apply it to YOUR dog, and some tips on finding the right move on course. Kayl McCann Dogs Our previous podcast interview with Janita and Jaakko OneMind Dogs We have

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Tunnel Discrimination and Bypass Test thumbnail

Here's a great little setup we used to test our dog's understanding of tunnel discriminations (handled with a threadle cue) and bypassing the tunnel all together. By working all these options in a single session, we ensure that our cues are distinct enough for our dog to understand and test whether or not they truly

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Episode 82: What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed thumbnail

Feeling overwhelmed in your training is not uncommon, especially for the advanced competitor. We share our struggles and our coping skills with you so that you can break through your own training paralysis. We have an app!!! Download our free IOS or Android app today. It's the easiest way to listen to the podcast! Audible

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