November 2017

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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

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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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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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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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Episode 179: Which is Faster, a Front Cross or Rear Cross? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban tackle the question of which is faster: the front cross or the rear cross? The psychology behind the idea that the front cross is faster than the rear cross. When you should choose a rear cross instead of a front cross. Which type of dog does better with front

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Here's an interesting small space setup; Esteban, Brittany Schaezler and I were all at this trial, and we all independently chose different handling options for #1-#4. In a trial setting, you may consider multiple handling options, but during your run, you only get to try one! Small space exercises allow you to try different options.

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Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I want to write about the Cynosport World Games that happened this past weekend but I ate too much candy last night so I'm going to show you a video instead (made right before I ate all the candy). In the video below, Sarah and I talk with 2017 USDAA

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