February 2016

Has Agility Surpassed Conformation in the AKC? thumbnail

Not yet, but the chart below shows the steady growth of agility with a concomitant decline in conformation. Hover over any dot to see the number of entries for that year in that sport.   Source: American Kennel Club Annual Report, 2006, 2008-2014 (the Annual Report for 2007 was not available) please wait while chart

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Bad Dog Agility Goes to Westminster 2016 thumbnail

I recently competed with the golden retriever Gitchi (co-owned/trained with Susan Fraser) at the 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster that took place in New York City on Saturday, February 13, 2016, taking third place in jumpers and third place in standard, and earning a spot in the live televised 20” final as the

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Episode 123: The 2016 Masters Agility Championship at Westminster thumbnail

In this podcast, we share our experience at Westminster and discuss the results as well as the courses, broadcast, method for determining the grand champion, and more. Note: We mentioned that this event was random draw. That is incorrect, it is first received. However, since it fills on day 1, it ends up being a

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Episode 122: Debugging Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah applies the concept of debugging to dog agility. 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 that keep muscles warm and reduce the pain in joints. If

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