2016

Episode 150: The Global Judging Program with Lee Gibson thumbnail

In this podcast, Olympia judge Lee Gibson joins Sarah and Esteban to discuss the Global Judging Program. Why Lee Gibson and Greg Derrett joined forces to create the Global Judging Program. The common elements of judging across organizations and around the world. The positive and negative effects competitors can have on judges. The positive and

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Episode 149: Perception versus Reality thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss perceptions in agility that are widely held, but not always true. How to determine whether a wrap or slice is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine whether a rear cross or front cross is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine which is faster, a quick dog

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Episode 148: The Paradox of Choice in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss "the paradox of choice" and how it might apply to dog agility. How the paradox of choice might affect your feelings and perceptions in agility. Who may be susceptible to influence by the paradox of choice. The scariest single digit number. Episode 3: Start Line Stays; Online Agility

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Weave Pole Entrances

Weave Pole Entrances thumbnail

When working on weave pole entrances, a lot of focus is placed on the angle of approach. A typical entry progression might look like this: However, you'll notice that in each of these, the dog is on the OUTSIDE of the handler. The angle of entry changes, but the handler can force a line toward

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Episode 147: Susan Garrett on Dropped Bars thumbnail

Sarah and Esteban talk with Susan Garrett about helping your dog drop less bars. Susan Garrett's protocol for knocked bars, and which dogs it's appropriate for. Common training mistakes people make when addressing bar knocking. If you should be quiet when your dog is jumping. How to help your dog avoid brushing wings/uprights. How Response

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AWC Inspired Small Space Exercise: Choices and Weaves thumbnail

Today’s small space exercise starts with the #1 - #4 opening of the 2016 Agility World Championship Large Individual Jumping course. Which wrap at #2 is faster for your dog? Can you successfully keep your dog off the tunnel with either wrap at #2? The remainder of the course presents the handler with two additional

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Episode 146: Record Keeping Trick for Dog Agility thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share a commonly used and free app/website for agility record keeping, including trial results and training sessions. Why you should create and use a Group in Facebook for your record keeping. What kind of information you should record/track. How to create a Group in Facebook. Who to include (and

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Small Space Exercise from AWC with Nested Drills thumbnail

Today's small space exercise comes from the 2016 Agility World Championship Medium Individual Jumping course. The opening line is preserved along with the challenging weave pole entry, all within a 70' by 40' space. Taking the weaves in the opposite direction provides a test of your dog's weave exit as well as additional tunnel/jump discriminations.

Episode 145: Course Building in Your Own Backyard thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share their tips for course building in your own backyard. The size of Esteban's shoe. How to use a centerline to build your course. How much a large measuring wheel costs at Home Depot. Which spatial relationships are important to keep. How different types of jumps and bar lengths

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