October 2017

A Closer Look at the Steeplechase Finals at Cynosport World Games thumbnail

This past weekend, Bad Dog Agility’s Sponsored Athlete Jennifer Crank posted the winning time of 31.38 in the 16” class of the Steeplechase Finals at the USDAA Cynosport World Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Just in time for Halloween, judge Tami McClung put up a fast but tricky Steeplechase course that tested handlers and dogs alike.

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Episode 178: Pushing the Edge

Episode 178: Pushing the Edge thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about pushing the edge of commitment to create distance and increase confidence. How to define commitment point. How to change your dog's commitment point. Why handlers are afraid to push the edge of commitment. Speed Statistics Over 19 Years Elite Science - 1-TDCYou have developed an unshakeable bond

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 25, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I just got back from the gym, and I’m excited about getting some lunch, so let’s get to our first topic: The Cynosport World Games will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from October 25-29, 2017. For those not attending the event, there will be a

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 18, 2017 thumbnail

This week, I've been thinking a lot about the evolution of both course design and handling in dog agility, so let's get right to the numbers: In the graphs below, we're looking at the Yards Per Second (YPS) for qualifying runs in American Kennel Club (AKC) agility over the years, for both standard (STD) courses

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Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster with Paul Campanella, the Director of Companion Events for the Westminster Kennel Club. They will cover new changes to the event, including the $10,000 grand prize, as well as plans for future events. Which club is older, the Westminster Kennel

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The Breed Power 10 for 2017 Q2 thumbnail

The Breed Power 10 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each breed at each height ranked by PowerScore. The Breed Power 10 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn more about the Breed Power 10 and the

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 11, 2017 – Special FCI AWC Edition thumbnail

452 dogs from 43 different countries competed at this year’s FCI Agility World Championship, which took place on October 5-8, 2017 in Liberec, Czech Republic. In case you missed it, here’s a mildly humorous recap. It was awesome. Totally awesome. I followed the event from the comfort of my internet, which afforded me a good

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2017 FCI Agility World Championship Archive thumbnail

The 2017 FCI Agility World Championship was held October 5th - 8th, 2017 in Liberec, Czech Republic. The official website for the event is http://agility2017.cz/. please wait while chart loads please wait while chart loads please wait while chart loads Team Event Team Jumping - Small (map) Team Jumping - Medium (map) Team Jumping -

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2017 – Through Q2 thumbnail

The Power 60 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each of the 6 AKC Agility height classes (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″, and 26″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn

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