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May 2015

Episode 102: International Man of Mystery Howard Boyle thumbnail

In this episode (45:54) Howard Boyle is a Houston, Texas based agility competitor who routinely travels around the world to compete in the sport of dog agility. He recently traveled to the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island off the coast of France, to compete in the Jersey European Agility Festival. Mentioned Jersey European Agility Festival

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Episode 101: Interview with Crufts Judge Lee Gibson – Part 2 thumbnail

In this episode (33:31) This is the second part of a two part interview with Lee Gibson. Please listen to Part 1 first! In this podcast we continue our discussion on course design including specific challenges presented in the Crufts course as well as Lee’s thoughts on designing courses for or against the running contact.

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Masters Challenge Inspired Exercises thumbnail

We recently encountered the following sequence in a USDAA Masters Challenge course. Having a bypass cue is very handy in these situations. In addition, this sequence adds some complexity by requiring a tunnel discrimination immediately after the off course trap. We tried this sequence both with and without the off course jump and to both

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Episode 100: Interview with Crufts Judge Lee Gibson – Part 1 thumbnail

In this episode (45:15) This week we’re joined by Lee Gibson, the judge of the International Finals course at Crufts this year. We discuss the responsibility judges have to influence the sport and the pressures on judges and their course design. And don’t miss Part 2! Mentioned 2015 Crufts International Agility Finals course designed by

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Episode 99: 2015 ITT Wrap Up and the Luna Effect thumbnail

In this episode (1:04:33) This podcast is all about the international Team Tryouts for Team USA. We talk about our experience there, the courses, the judges, the surface, the handlers, the dogs, and speculate about who might be picked for the remaining team spots. Mentioned Team USA Facebook Page The AKC Team Tryouts Website Esteban’s

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