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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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Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We have Star Wars behind us (we loved it) and Christmas ahead of us (we can't wait) so let's get this special Holiday Edition started. This past summer, we gave an hour-long webinar "How to Improve Your Handling and Speed Up Your Dog (Without Getting Frustrated)". Somewhere in there, I

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Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I wrestled the keyboard from Esteban for this week's newsletter which may not be the best plan since I had a 200 point gap between my verbal and math SAT scores and I’m pretty sure my seven-year-old is better at spelling than I am. But I do make a mean

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Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re painting our house so our Christmas tree isn’t up yet and I’m starting to get a little antsy... You can view complete results here. Jennifer Crank and border collie P!nk served as a white dog (a demonstration dog) for the event, and Sarah Baker put in a pair of

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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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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 15, 2017 thumbnail

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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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 8, 2017 thumbnail

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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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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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 1, 2017 thumbnail

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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