January 2018

The Breed Power 10 for 2017 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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Did 75% of dogs go the wrong way at AKC Nationals? thumbnail

In this live session, we took a look at a wrap choice from the 2017 American Kennel Club National Agility Championship Challengers round, where only the winner advanced to the Finals. We use slow motion and a timer to answer these questions: which choice is faster? is there a difference for larger vs smaller dogs?

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2017 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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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2017 thumbnail

The Preferred Power 60 is a group of the top 12 dogs in each of the 5 Preferred AKC Agility height classes (4", 8″, 12″, 16″, and 20″) 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.

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Episode 184: Debunking Your Dog Agility Excuses thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban expose some of the common excuses people make in dog agility. How excuses can have a detrimental effect on your agility experience. How to identify imagined limits. How to overcome the most common real limits in the sport. How to accept real limitations that cannot currently be overcome. Episode

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Episode 183: Starting 2018 with Start Line Problems thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about three different phases with respect to the start line behavior, and common mistakes made by trainers in each phase. The most common start line mistakes that handlers make in trials, in practices, and during retraining. The concept of ring sustainable training. Why Esteban never rewards a dog

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for January 3rd, 2018 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re kicking off 2018 with an advanced handling topic and a quick peek at my emails... This week, I’m going to share an interesting handling topic from our Bad Dog Agility VIP Facebook group. Take a look at the course map below and assume that your dog takes the #17

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