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 157: The Comparison Trap thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore the good and bad behind comparing your dog and yourself to others in dog agility. How making comparisons can motivate you to improve your agility training. How making comparisons can make you feel bad about your progress in the sport. How realistic it is to never compare yourself

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Episode 156: How to Practice Effectively thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you practice dog agility more effectively, producing maximal results with minimal time. What exactly constitutes "practice" when you're training dog agility. How being on the edge of your comfort zone is critical to a successful practice. Why you should avoid Facebook when you train. How elite athletes use

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Episode 155: Three Emotions Keeping You From Setting Agility Goals thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about some negative feelings that might be keeping you from setting goals for 2017. How fear, shame and uncertainty can negatively impact your goal setting. Why to be wary of tunnel vision. Why tunnel vision can hold you back from reaching your goals. How to push beyond your

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Episode 154: Kids and Dogs and Jennifer Crank thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk with USA AKC/FCI World Team member Jennifer Crank about being a mom and competitor while managing a human child in the dog agility world. How far along in their pregnancies both Jennifer and Sarah ran agility. How Jennifer started in the sport as a very young child. Why

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Episode 153: Interview with 2017 Westminster Champion John Nys thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with John Nys, the overall winner of this year's Masters Agility Championship at Westminster about the show, the courses, the crowds, and Madison Square Garden! How border collie Trick overcame injury to win Westminster. How the audience impacts the atmosphere of the trial. How John managed running two

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Episode 152: Developing Your Social Network in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore social networks in dog agility and share 3 tips for creating your very own powerful support system to get you through the tough times. Why developing your own social network in agility is important. How to develop your personal network by casting a wide net, being proactive, and

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Episode 151: Judging with Video Review thumbnail

In this podcast, judge Janet Gauntt joins Sarah and Esteban to discuss the video review process that was highlighted at the 2016 USDAA Cynosport. How the video review process works. Which aspects of the run are reviewed. Who is involved in the review process. The USDAA article describing the process. You can find over 500

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Episode 150: The Global Judging Program with Lee Gibson thumbnail

In this podcast, Olympia judge Lee Gibson joins Sarah and Esteban to discuss the Global Judging Program. Why Lee Gibson and Greg Derrett joined forces to create the Global Judging Program. The common elements of judging across organizations and around the world. The positive and negative effects competitors can have on judges. The positive and

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Episode 149: Perception versus Reality thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss perceptions in agility that are widely held, but not always true. How to determine whether a wrap or slice is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine whether a rear cross or front cross is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine which is faster, a quick dog

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