The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

Welcome to the Bad Dog Agility podcast where we discuss agility training, competition, news and events. You can download the app so you always have the latest episode, and anyone can introduce the next episode.

Episode 185: Interview with Westminster Champion Jessica Ajoux thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban chat with Jessica Ajoux. Jessica and her border collie Fame(US) won the overall Masters Champion at this past weekend's Masters Agility Championship at Westminster held in New York City. Why you should consider competing at Westminster at least once. How Jessica manages her dog's energy. How Jessica deals with

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Westminster Special: Round Table with Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker thumbnail

Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker join Esteban to share their thoughts on the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. They also give some advice to dog agility newcomers and discuss being "results oriented" versus "process oriented" in your approach to the sport. Buy Tickets for the Event! → Before and After Video Series ← Westminster

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Westminster Special: Living the Dream; Novice to Westminster thumbnail

In February 2015, Raphael was watching the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on TV with his rescue dog Ringo and decided, in that moment, that he wanted to be there. In June of 2015, he began training in agility. And now, in February of 2018, he will compete at Westminster. Listen to their remarkable story!

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Westminster Special: Mutt Hysteria (Catching Up With Stacey and Roo!) thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah catches up with Stacey Campbell whose rescue dog Roo! became the first "Highest Scoring Mixed Breed in Trial" at the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Buy Tickets for the Event! Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella Episode 153: Interview with 2017 Westminster Champion John Nys Bad Dog Agility Goes to

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Episode 184: Debunking Your Dog Agility Excuses thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban expose some of the common excuses people make in dog agility. How excuses can have a detrimental effect on your agility experience. How to identify imagined limits. How to overcome the most common real limits in the sport. How to accept real limitations that cannot currently be overcome. Episode

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Episode 183: Starting 2018 with Start Line Problems thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about three different phases with respect to the start line behavior, and common mistakes made by trainers in each phase. The most common start line mistakes that handlers make in trials, in practices, and during retraining. The concept of ring sustainable training. Why Esteban never rewards a dog

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Episode 182: Choose Your Own Agility Adventure thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about how you can reject conventional notions of success and create your own agility adventure. Who and what influence your idea of dog agility success. How you can be creative in determining your own agility path. Why letting go of certain goals can be freeing. Why you might

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Episode 181: Should You Use a Clicker During Agility Training? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban wonder if agility trainers should use a clicker during sequencing. The difference between clicker training and using a clicker. The benefits of clicker training. How to start using a clicker with an experienced dog. Why dogs don't dance well. Episode 10: Training with Food; Training with a Clicker HitItBoard.com

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Episode 180: The Nuance of Speed

Episode 180: The Nuance of Speed thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the nuance of speed in dog agility, and how to manipulate handler speed to get great runs on course. The difference between relative and absolute speed. How to vary your speed for maximum benefit on course. How teenage boys feel about facial hair. Episode 172: Watching Your

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