In a previous post, we looked at the differences in speed across the American Kennel Club jump heights. In this post, we look at differences in qualifying rate between heights”. The table and charts below are based on all Regular Masters runs from 1/1/2014 to 1/1/2015. The histogram charts below show the distribution of qualifying
While there are many different aspects to the “mental game” in dog agility, the most useful concept for you to understand and use at any big event is visualization, the act of mentally rehearsing the performance that both you and your dog will deliver on course. The walk through is essentially an exercise in visualization.
In this episode (13:59) Director of AKC Agility Carrie DeYoung joins us to outline the differences between the International Sweepstakes Class (ISC) and the Premier Class being offered at this year’s AKC National Agility Championship. She also has additional information about the challenges presented, titling possibilities, and timeline for this new class. Mentioned The 2015
In our 2015 AKC National Agility Championship Preview podcast, we emphasized that you do not have to be at the top of the rankings to have a legitimate chance of making the Finals. Finishing with three clean runs is critical, as the vast majority of finalists will have accomplished this–emphasizing consistency over absolute speed. The
In this episode (38:57) The Bad Dog Agility PowerScore ranking for the AKC National Agility Championship is back! 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 (12/1/2013 – 11/30/2014). We discuss the top dogs, the statistical trends from
In this episode (25:52) Crufts, the largest dog show in the world, took place this past weekend. In this podcast, we talk about the coverage, courses, and competitors. Mentioned Our previous podcast on Westminster Agility Agility at Crufts Video: International Invitational – Large Finals (course map) Video: Championship Finals (course map) Sponsors Holistic Select We’ve
Peter Holmberg, an agility judge from Norway, unleashed his “Holmberg Double” on small height competitors at a trial in Drammen, Norway this past weekend (focus on jumps #6 and #7): First, please note that while 120 cm (4 feet) puts the jumps very close together, the sequence can be handled as if the second jump
In this episode (24:03) Today is Dog Agility Blogger Action Day and the topic is “health and well being”. In this podcast we’re joined by Robby Porter to talk about strength, conditioning and body awareness for your canine athlete. Mentioned Visit the Dog Agility Blogger Action Day page to see what others have written on