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 166: Get Ready for Summer with Brittany Schaezler, DVM thumbnail

In this episode, Dr. Brittany Schaezler joins the podcast to get you and your dog ready for summer. When you should stop your training sessions due to heat and fatigue. How you can cool your dog during and after training. Where dogs have sweat glands. Episode 8: Using a Camcorder in Training; Heat Stroke &

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Episode 165: Should You Be a Dog Agility Minimalist? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore how a minimalist approach to dog agility training can protect people from feeling overwhelmed--especially if they have a dog new to agility. Why Esteban thinks he's an agility minimalist. How minimalism can protect you from feeling overwhelmed with your new dog. How to identify the essential skills and

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Episode 164: The Value of Outside Influence on Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss the impact that external influences can have on your agility, and how you can use them to advance your own training. Who/what your biggest outside influences are. How they affect your training. Why you should embrace outside influences. Episode 148: The Paradox of Choice in Dog Agility Episode

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Episode 163: Tips for Memorizing Courses thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you memorize your courses by figuring out the dog's line and the handler's path and combining them with visualization. Why you should focus on your own path as well as your dog's. How knowing your dog's line can reduce your memorization burden. The 3 different views you can

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Episode 162: Why Does My Dog Run Slower at the Trial? thumbnail

Sarah and Esteban talk about dogs that perform better at home than at shows. Some dogs slow down at trials while other dogs run fast but consistently make mistakes on the same thing like start lines or weave poles. We share some tips for both training and trialing to help handlers work through these issues.

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Episode 161: Interview with Junior Handler Sasha Zitter thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah is joined by Jennifer Crank and Sasha Zitter to talk about the Junior Handler program. How agility can teach children (and adults!) perseverance and sportsmanship. How the Junior Handler program can help grow the sport of dog agility. How clubs can help encourage Junior Handlers. How competitors can help encourage Junior

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Episode 160: How to Work Through Mistakes in Your Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban share some thoughts on the exact steps they take when the dog makes a mistake in agility training. Exactly how Esteban and Sarah react to mistakes when training. How to keep your dog's drive and enthusiasm up in the face of repeated mistakes. Why Sarah uses a "micro-pause" with

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Episode 159: Handler Muscle Memory for Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban apply the concept of "muscle memory" to dog agility. They talk about how it works, why it's important, and how you can use it to your advantage. The definition of muscle memory. How muscle memory works. Why muscle memory can help your dog agility. The most common way agility

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Episode 158: The 2017 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban are joined by Livestream Finals announcer Brittany Schaezler to wrap up the 2017 AKC National Agility Championship. They talk about the dirt, the judges, the courses, the winners, and their favorite runs from the weekend! If this year's courses were tougher than last year's courses. Which course was the

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