2016

Episode 144: Interview with Sarah Stremming on Behavior Problems in Performance Dogs thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Sarah Stremming from the Cognitive Canine about her new podcast Cog-Dog Radio and the work she's doing with agility dogs with behavioral issues. Why Sarah started Cog-Dog Radio. Common behavioral problems in agility dogs. How your dog's ability to take food can be a barometer for their

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World Championship Week – Day 3 Challenge​​​​​​​ thumbnail

Today's challenge comes from the 2012 AWC Team Agility Small Course (Liberec - Czech Republic). Note: We adjusted the #1 jump to provide spacing more appropriate for dogs of any size. The Agility World Championship uses a different course for each height allowing them to have tighter spacing for small dogs, and larger spacing for

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World Championship Week – Day 2 Challenge​​​​​​​ thumbnail

Today's challenge comes from the 2014 AWC Team Agility Large Course (Luxembourg). The double choice (wrap at 3, wrap at 4) gives us four interesting options to run. Do you know which is FASTEST for your dog? Can you successfully handle all four choices? We're LIVE on Facebook with Day 2 of Agility World Championship

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World Championship Week – Day 1 Challenge​​​​​​​ thumbnail

This weekend (September 22-25) in Zaragoza, Spain, some of the best agility dogs in the world will run at the 2016 FCI Agility World Championship. All week long, we'll be bringing you small space challenges taken from or inspired by previous Agility World Championships. Today's challenge comes from the 2015 AWC Team Agility Large Course

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Episode 143: Starting Fast and Finishing Strong thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about how to start fast and finish strong in your agility runs. Common issues at the start and end of agility runs. How simple, clear routines for the start and end of a run can improve your times. Why dogs frequently run under the tire when it is

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Episode 142: Dog Agility World Shuns the Chute thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the unprecedented rapid discontinuation of the collapsed tunnel (also known as the chute) across several organizations both in the United States and abroad. Why the chute was discontinued Which dog agility organizations have suspended use of the chute and who did it first Why Joan Meyer created

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Episode 141: Welcoming Novice Competitors thumbnail

In this podcast, we chat with Liz Armstrong about the New Beginnings Agility Trial which will be held September 16-18, 2016 in Rancho Murieta, California. Sarah and Liz talk about how this trial makes the first-time novice competitor comfortable and excited about their future in the sport of dog agility. How Liz went from a

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Episode 140: Bad Dog Moms

Episode 140: Bad Dog Moms thumbnail

In this podcast, we talk about the pressures of raising the perfect agility dog, inspired by the comedy movie Bad Moms. Bad Moms 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 139: The Test/Train/Adjust Cycle thumbnail

In this episode, we discuss how to recognize and use the "test/train/adjust" cycle in your dog agility career. On the Job Training using Placement of Reward Elite Science - 1-TDC You have developed an unshakeable bond with your athlete and invested countless hours training. Now, you should seek the best solution to unlock their full

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