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2018

Which Cross Should You Use? thumbnail

Front crosses. Rear crosses. Blind crosses. Which one is best? In this Facebook LIVE replay, Jennifer Crank compares her use of front crosses, rear crosses, and blind crosses between two of her dogs that ran at Westminster, border collie P!nk and sheltie Lucky. This video will give you a better understanding of which cross you

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Creating the Best Line for Your Agility Dog thumbnail

Everyone wants to know how to create the best line for their agility dog, but what does that really mean and how do you do it? In this Facebook LIVE, Esteban shares how he applies the concept of lines to his handling and analysis. You’ll learn: How to set a line for your dog. When

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Episode 199: How to Speed Up Your Agility Dog thumbnail

In this episode (37:20) In this podcast, we discuss how you can improve your dog’s time by focusing on efficiency on course and increasing your dog’s natural speed and drive. You Will Learn How the format of the Incredible Dog Challenge differs from all other agility trials. Why your dog doesn’t always need to run

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How to Help Your Agility Dog Get It Right thumbnail

You are running a sequence when your dog makes a mistake. What now? First, you need to know if your handling was correct. A training partner can help by giving you immediate feedback on your timing and position. If you don’t have a training partner, you should videotape your training session so you can review

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Episode 198: Do You Use Natural Cues or Trained Cues? thumbnail

In this episode (24:39) In this podcast, Sarah and Jennifer discuss natural versus trained cues and how it affects training time, your mental state, and your dog’s response. You Will Learn Why it’s important to recognize whether a cue or skill is natural or trained. Why it’s important to set proper expectations when teaching new

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How Committed Are You? thumbnail

“Wait until your dog is committed to the obstacle before you move.” “Your dog needs better commitment.” Commitment is a huge buzzword in dog agility but what exactly does it mean? Imagine that you’re invited to a 4th of July cookout and you must RSVP to attend. You confirm by email, buy some groceries to

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Episode 197: All About the World Agility Open, with Jennifer Crank thumbnail

In this episode (39:52) In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer talk about the 2018 World Agility Open Championship. You Will Learn What events make up the World Agility Open. The unique strategy elements that are part of team roster construction. How the wild card application and selection process works. Mentioned/Related Episode 193: Who is

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Play Before Work

Play Before Work thumbnail

You know you need a good reinforcer. And you know that playing with toys has great benefits specific to the sport of dog agility. For most handlers, toys are easier to throw, carry, and manage on course than food. Tugging is a complex skill made up of several different parts, and just like training weaves

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Episode 196: Should the Table Stay or Go? thumbnail

In this episode (46:44) In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the table, how to train for it, and whether or not it still belongs in the sport of dog agility. You Will Learn The most common mistakes people make in training the table. How to make your table training more like your table

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