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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 20th, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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. A Christmas Present For You and Your Dog This past summer, we gave an hour-long

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 13th, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 6th, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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… European Open Tryouts Results for Team USA You can view complete results here. Jennifer Crank and border collie P!nk served as

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 29, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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… Dropping Bars After Front Crosses? When you

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 15, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 8, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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

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Handling Options for Premier Jumpers Opening thumbnail

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

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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

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A Closer Look at the Steeplechase Finals at Cynosport World Games thumbnail

This past weekend, Bad Dog Agility’s Sponsored Athlete Jennifer Crank posted the winning time of 31.38 in the 16” class of the Steeplechase Finals at the USDAA Cynosport World Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Just in time for Halloween, judge Tami McClung put up a fast but tricky Steeplechase course that tested handlers and dogs alike.

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