2017

The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 20th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We have Star Wars behind us (we loved it) and Christmas ahead of us (we can't wait) so let's get this special Holiday Edition started. This past summer, we gave an hour-long webinar "How to Improve Your Handling and Speed Up Your Dog (Without Getting Frustrated)". Somewhere in there, I

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Episode 182: Choose Your Own Agility Adventure thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about how you can reject conventional notions of success and create your own agility adventure. Who and what influence your idea of dog agility success. How you can be creative in determining your own agility path. Why letting go of certain goals can be freeing. Why you might

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 13th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I wrestled the keyboard from Esteban for this week's newsletter which may not be the best plan since I had a 200 point gap between my verbal and math SAT scores and I’m pretty sure my seven-year-old is better at spelling than I am. But I do make a mean

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 6th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re painting our house so our Christmas tree isn’t up yet and I’m starting to get a little antsy... You can view complete results here. Jennifer Crank and border collie P!nk served as a white dog (a demonstration dog) for the event, and Sarah Baker put in a pair of

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Episode 181: Should You Use a Clicker During Agility Training? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban wonder if agility trainers should use a clicker during sequencing. The difference between clicker training and using a clicker. The benefits of clicker training. How to start using a clicker with an experienced dog. Why dogs don't dance well. Episode 10: Training with Food; Training with a Clicker HitItBoard.com

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 29, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We took last week off for Thanksgiving and a sickening amount of pie, but we’re back and getting ready for Christmas. I’m going to watch so many movies in the next 4 weeks... When you do a front cross, dogs are more likely to drop the bar after the front

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Episode 180: The Nuance of Speed

Episode 180: The Nuance of Speed thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the nuance of speed in dog agility, and how to manipulate handler speed to get great runs on course. The difference between relative and absolute speed. How to vary your speed for maximum benefit on course. How teenage boys feel about facial hair. Episode 172: Watching Your

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 15, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We're making preparations for a big Thanksgiving in Texas this year with everyone on both sides of the family flying and driving in for turkey, movies, football, and an absurd amount of pie. And dog agility, because our family can't wait to hear us talk about dog agility again... The

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 8, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! A cold front has moved into Texas, dropping the high for today to a chilling 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Let’s talk agility before it starts snowing... Christmas is here! I have not one, but TWO preset Sirius satellite radio channels in the dog agility minivan. I’m getting the tree up before

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