The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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Episode 171: Obstacle Focus vs Handler Focus in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the concept of handler focus versus obstacle focus, and how to apply it to your own agility training. What it means for your dog to be handler-focused or obstacle-focused. Which focus you need in order to excel in agility. How a dog's focus can be obstacle-dependent. Silvia

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Episode 170: Homeostasis in Dog Agility thumbnail

Why is it sometimes so difficult to make changes in your handling? In this episode, Sarah and Esteban apply the concept of homeostasis to dog agility, and explain how you can "reset" your agility equilibrium. The definition of homeostasis. How to leave jumps sooner. A helpful tip for handlers who "body block" their dogs on

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Episode 169: Creating a Crate to Crate Routine thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk with Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker about how they manage their time and their dog from the moment they take them out of a crate for a run to the moment they put them back in the crate after the run. When and how to get your dog

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Episode 168: How to Avoid Tilt in Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss how to recognize and combat tilt in your dog training. How a moment of tilt can set your dog back in their training. How to recognize and avoid tilting in your agility training. Which dogs are most affected by a handler on tilt. Episode 160: How to Work

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Episode 167: The Dog Agility Spectrum thumbnail

What can you do when something works for everyone else's dog but not your own? In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about understanding your dog's issues in the context of the agility spectrum. How many dogs earned a qualifying score in the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2016. Why you shouldn't feel like you're

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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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