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2015

Episode 111: The Myth of the Ring-Wise Dog thumbnail

In this episode (20:24) Have you been told you have a ring-wise dog? In this podcast we discuss why we believe that most dogs labelled “ring-wise” actually aren’t, and why this is a very good things for agility competitors. Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the

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Episode 110: Howard Boyle goes to the Moravia Open and the Canadian Classic thumbnail

In this episode (44:17) Howard Boyle returns to the podcast after two international trips; first to the Moravia Open in the Czech Republic and then to the Canadian Classic. Mentioned Our previous podcast with Howard: Episode 102: International Man of Mystery Howard Boyle The Moravia Open The Canadian Classic Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility

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Episode 109: Intuitive Handling versus Theory-Based Handling thumbnail

In this episode (22:49) In this podcast, we discuss the role that theory and intuition play in agility training and handling. Mentioned Episode 63: A Newcomer’s Guide to Handling Systems Episode 41: Janita, Jaakko and the One Mind System Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the

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Episode 108: Choices on Course thumbnail

In this episode (21:34) In this podcast, we discuss how to figure out the fastest path when presented a choice on course and how to improve this analytical skill. Mentioned Course Analysis: Comparison of Dog Paths in Agility What Would 0.33 Seconds Mean to You? 2014 AKC NAC Round 1 Wrap Choice – Pace vs

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Episode 107: Training the Teeter thumbnail

In this episode (19:50) In this podcast, we discuss why the teeter is such a difficult obstacle for some dogs and some ways (including our favorite!) of training this obstacle. Mentioned The TipAssist was developed by Lynne Stephens of Doglogic Canine Education of Statesville, NC and manufactured by Emmco Sport. Sponsor Back on Track Dog

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Episode 106: System Versus Talent thumbnail

In this episode (23:59) In this podcast, we discuss how thinking about dog agility in terms of your system vs your talent can help improve your performances. Mentioned Our post: When do Agility Dogs Peak? Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both the dog’s

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Episode 105: Entitlement and Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (32:00) We discuss how entitlement can affect our training and negatively impact the team selection process for international events. Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both the dog’s and the human’s! Back on Track specializes in dog blankets, beds and wraps

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Episode 104: Building Confidence Through Challenges thumbnail

In this episode (18:35) We discuss how challenging your dog can actually build understanding and confidence, which turn to speed and drive. Mentioned The Bad Dog Agility Academy VIP Program Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both the dog’s and the human’s! Back on

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Episode 103: Green Dog Gotchas thumbnail

In this episode (26:28) We’re joined this week by Brittany Schaezler for a discussion on some of the common (and not so common) mistakes we’ve seen our inexperienced dogs make as they begin competing. Add these items to your list of proofing and training and you’ll have a few less mistakes to worry about with

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