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A Quick Training Tip for Improving 2 On 2 Off Contact Performance thumbnail

Does your dog slowly creep down the dogwalk? One of our young border collies has been slow at trials, sometimes stopping before he reaches the 2 on 2 off position he's been taught. This usually happens because the dog is not 100% clear on the end behavior you want from them. Watch Sarah work on

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Turn Tighter with This Key Move (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Esteban shares his secret for creating great turns on the agility course with small and large dog demonstrations, both live and in slow motion. Plus, he shows you how to teach the skill to your dog. The course map used for the demonstration is included below.

Help! My dog won’t let go of the toy! (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah shows you how to get your dog to release their tug toys quickly and happily. Many agility handlers have a great toy that their dog loves but they can't use in training because the dog never lets it go--and they often feel bad when it

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3 Quick Tips for a Quicker Dog (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah and Esteban give you three critical training tips for keeping your dog quick on the agility course. By focusing on your dog's reinforcement rate and creating an agility Disneyland in your training field, you can give your dog the confidence and clarity they need to

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Are You Making This Big Mistake on Your Backsides? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah explains how watching your dog take off for a backside can "trap" you by that jump and make getting to the next part of the course more difficult. The video includes a small dog and large dog demonstration of 4 different backside sequences, and a slow motion side-by-side video that will

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Does Your Dog Check Out When You Lead Out? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Sarah and Esteban troubleshoot a common start line problem in dog agility--the dog who looks away as soon the handler walks away from them. They show you why it happens and how you can fix it. Demonstrations include an example of the problem, fixing it with a small dog using food rewards,

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Does Your Dog Turn the Wrong Way on Rear Crosses? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Esteban points out why many dogs turn the wrong way on rear crosses and then explains how you can fix it by tweaking your rear cross execution. If your dog has ever turned the wrong way on a rear cross, then this video is for you! Includes demonstration of both the problem

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Front Cross Footwork (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Esteban breaks down one of the common mistakes that handlers make when performing the front cross. You'll learn why and how you should fix it, improving your front cross performances and saving you valuable time on course. The video includes detailed explanations, demonstrations with a dog, and drills that you can perform

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How to Teach Your Puppy to Release a Toy in a Motivational Way thumbnail

Dog agility trainers understand the importance of developing drive in their dogs, and many utilize tugging with toys to create focus, emphasize enthusiasm, and nurture the bond between handler and dog. Yet many trainers struggle with teaching their dog to release toys in a way that doesn't dampen their enthusiasm for the game. The toy

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