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Bad Dog Agility’s 2018 Westminster Wrap-Up thumbnail

Sarah has collected the course maps and results and archived them here so you can find them easily. On Saturday, February 10, 2018, over 300 dogs converged on Pier 94 in New York City to compete at the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. As usual, the event was well run, well attended, and

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

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re kicking off 2018 with an advanced handling topic and a quick peek at my emails… Confusion on Wrap Versus Rear Cross After a Threadle This week, I’m going to share an interesting handling topic from our Bad Dog Agility

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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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What’s Your Breed’s Ceiling? — 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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