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 174: Changing Your Plans thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban share their thoughts on how external circumstances often require changes in your agility plans. How to stack your training days to maintain flexibility for bad weather and other intrusions in your routine. How to shift gears in a trial environment. The importance of changing your expectations without sacrificing your

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Episode 173: Interview with Silvia Trkman on EO, Course Design, and Handling Challenges thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk with Silvia Trkman about her recent European Open win and how she continues to be competitive in an ever-changing sport. How your attitude toward challenges can affect your enjoyment of the sport and set you up for a career of success. Silvia's thoughts on course design in Europe.

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Episode 172: Watching Your Dog on Course thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss what it means to keep an eye on your dog during agility. Why and when you should keep your eyes on your dog. Why and when you should look away from your dog. The importance of using your peripheral vision. Episode 171: Obstacle Focus vs Handler Focus in

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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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