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2018

Episode 208: Experiments in AKC Course Design with Greg Fontaine thumbnail

In this episode (38:39) In this episode, Greg Fontaine shares how he has worked with the AKC to experiment with course design strategies aimed at providing better spacing for large dogs. You Will Learn What Greg was trying to achieve with his designs. Two different course design strategies Greg used to provide additional yardage between

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Episode 207: Interview with FCI Gold Medalist Martina Magnoli Klimešová thumbnail

In this episode (29:42) In this podcast, FCI silver medalist Jennifer Crank interviews FCI gold medalist Martina Magnoli Klimešová. You Will Learn What skills and foundation Martina thinks are most important when working with puppies. When Martina starts formal agility training. How Martina approaches mental management. How Martina keeps her dog competitive enough to win

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Episode 206: Three Lessons from the Agility World Championship thumbnail

In this episode (24:49) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss three key lessons from the Agility World Championship. You Will Learn How Jennifer’s preparation led to her individual silver medal and how you can structure your preparation to meet your goals. How your preparation affects your mental management. Why courses today require elite dog

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Episode 205: Five Tips for Better Contact Performance thumbnail

In this episode (23:05) In this podcast, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban give you practical tips for strengthening your dog’s contact obstacle performance. You Will Learn 5 tips for improving contact performance When the color of your contact zone doesn’t matter Common mistakes handlers make when practicing contacts Elite Science – 1-TDC You have developed an

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Episode 204: How to Use Proofing in Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode (33:45) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss the concept of proofing, pointing out common misconceptions and explaining exactly how you should use proofing in your agility training. You Will Learn How to define proofing. How to use proofing to your maximum advantage. The most common misconception about proofing. Why Americans don’t

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Episode 203: BDA Goes to SeaWorld San Antonio thumbnail

In this episode (50:06) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss how training a dolphin to swim upside down can help your dog run faster on course. You Will Learn How SeaWorld trainers use various rewards during training. Which reward surprised Esteban the most. How SeaWorld trainers deal with mistakes. Whether Isaac is better at

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Good Advice from the Horse World?

Good Advice from the Horse World? thumbnail

Annette Paterakis’ article “What Separates Mentally Strong Riders From the Rest of the Pack: Ten Habits You Should Adopt Now” is currently making its way through the dog agility world, and for good reason—the article lists 10 striking characteristics of “mentally strong riders” that separate them from everyone else. Annette is a former equestrian competitor

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Episode 202: AKC Invitational with Carrie DeYoung thumbnail

In this episode (50:09) In this podcast, Director of Agility for the American Kennel Club Carrie DeYoung joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about the upcoming AKC Invitational, which will be held December 14-16, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. You Will Learn Why many agility organizers outside of the United States are interested in the Invitational.

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How many points does it take to go to the AKC Invitational? thumbnail

It depends. For 2018, the answer is somewhere between 1 and 4,547 points. For the Invitational, the top 5 dogs plus the top preferred height dog in each breed are invited to compete, with rankings based on a points system. If you run 30 seconds under course time, you will gain 30 points. In additional,

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