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 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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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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