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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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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 25, 2017 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. 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: USDAA’s Cynosport World Games The Cynosport World Games will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 18, 2017 thumbnail

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

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 11, 2017 – Special FCI AWC Edition thumbnail

Special Edition: 2017 FCI Agility World Championship Wrap Up 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

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 4, 2017 thumbnail

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

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How to Use the Practice Jump thumbnail

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.

Ring Nerves, Highs and Lows, Remembering the Course thumbnail

Jennifer Crank shares some tips for calming your ring nerves, dealing with the highs and lows of agility, and remembering your course!

Thoughts on the 2016 AKC World Team Short List thumbnail

Background [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

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