March 2017

Help! My dog won’t let go of the toy! (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah shows you how to get your dog to release their tug toys quickly and happily. Many agility handlers have a great toy that their dog loves but they can't use in training because the dog never lets it go--and they often feel bad when it

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3 Quick Tips for a Quicker Dog (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah and Esteban give you three critical training tips for keeping your dog quick on the agility course. By focusing on your dog's reinforcement rate and creating an agility Disneyland in your training field, you can give your dog the confidence and clarity they need to

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Episode 157: The Comparison Trap thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore the good and bad behind comparing your dog and yourself to others in dog agility. How making comparisons can motivate you to improve your agility training. How making comparisons can make you feel bad about your progress in the sport. How realistic it is to never compare yourself

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Are You Making This Big Mistake on Your Backsides? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah explains how watching your dog take off for a backside can "trap" you by that jump and make getting to the next part of the course more difficult. The video includes a small dog and large dog demonstration of 4 different backside sequences, and a slow motion side-by-side video that will

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Episode 156: How to Practice Effectively thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you practice dog agility more effectively, producing maximal results with minimal time. What exactly constitutes "practice" when you're training dog agility. How being on the edge of your comfort zone is critical to a successful practice. Why you should avoid Facebook when you train. How elite athletes use

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Does Your Dog Check Out When You Lead Out? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Sarah and Esteban troubleshoot a common start line problem in dog agility--the dog who looks away as soon the handler walks away from them. They show you why it happens and how you can fix it. Demonstrations include an example of the problem, fixing it with a small dog using food rewards,

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Episode 155: Three Emotions Keeping You From Setting Agility Goals thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about some negative feelings that might be keeping you from setting goals for 2017. How fear, shame and uncertainty can negatively impact your goal setting. Why to be wary of tunnel vision. Why tunnel vision can hold you back from reaching your goals. How to push beyond your

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Does Your Dog Turn the Wrong Way on Rear Crosses? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Esteban points out why many dogs turn the wrong way on rear crosses and then explains how you can fix it by tweaking your rear cross execution. If your dog has ever turned the wrong way on a rear cross, then this video is for you! Includes demonstration of both the problem

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