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.
Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I just got back from the gym, and I’m excited about getting some lunch, so let’s get to our first topic: The Cynosport World Games will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee from October 25-29, 2017. For those not attending the event, there will be a
This week, I've been thinking a lot about the evolution of both course design and handling in dog agility, so let's get right to the numbers: In the graphs below, we're looking at the Yards Per Second (YPS) for qualifying runs in American Kennel Club (AKC) agility over the years, for both standard (STD) courses
452 dogs from 43 different countries competed at this year’s FCI Agility World Championship, which took place on October 5-8, 2017 in Liberec, Czech Republic. In case you missed it, here’s a mildly humorous recap. It was awesome. Totally awesome. I followed the event from the comfort of my internet, which afforded me a good
Welcome to the first edition of the BDA Weekly! I write, you read, you tell me what a great job I’m doing, and I feel better about skipping the gym today. Let’s get to our first topic: The FCI Agility World Championship in Liberec, Czech Republic My fellow Americans, Czechoslovakia no longer exists! It turns
What should you be doing with the practice jump at an agility trial? In this 1 minute video, Sponsored Athlete Jennifer Crank explains how she combines visualization with her warm up routine at the practice jump to improve her performance.
Jennifer Crank shares some tips for calming your ring nerves, dealing with the highs and lows of agility, and remembering your course!
[spreadsheet updated 5/22/16 4:36 PM CST: changed medium dog Bolt WTT Std3 from green to yellow, medium dog Lilac WTT JWW2 from yellow to green, time faults now light green, course faults remain yellow] The Short List was announced this past week, and there are some differences compared to our list of top candidates
Imagine that you’re responsible for fielding an American team to compete at the FCI Agility World Championship (AWC), held each year on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, and subsidized by the AKC. How do you ensure that you are fielding a competitive team each year? First, define the qualities of a “competitive” team.