The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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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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Episode 179: Which is Faster, a Front Cross or Rear Cross? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban tackle the question of which is faster: the front cross or the rear cross? The psychology behind the idea that the front cross is faster than the rear cross. When you should choose a rear cross instead of a front cross. Which type of dog does better with front

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Episode 178: Pushing the Edge

Episode 178: Pushing the Edge thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about pushing the edge of commitment to create distance and increase confidence. How to define commitment point. How to change your dog's commitment point. Why handlers are afraid to push the edge of commitment. Speed Statistics Over 19 Years Elite Science - 1-TDCYou have developed an unshakeable bond

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Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster with Paul Campanella, the Director of Companion Events for the Westminster Kennel Club. They will cover new changes to the event, including the $10,000 grand prize, as well as plans for future events. Which club is older, the Westminster Kennel

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Episode 176: Second Dog Dynamics

Episode 176: Second Dog Dynamics thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the many factors that people should think about when they are looking for the next agility dog. Which factors to consider when you are thinking about your next agility dog. The difference between love and favoritism. The importance of recognizing the unique interests and talents of your

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Episode 175: Putting Yourself On the Spot thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about what you can do when you find yourself in a difficult spot on the agility course. How to identify tough spots on course. How to address tough spots with your training. How to generate small variations of tough spots to strengthen your handling. What to call a

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