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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 205: Five Tips for Better Contact Performance thumbnail

In this episode (23:05) In this podcast, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban give you practical tips for strengthening your dog’s contact obstacle performance. You Will Learn 5 tips for improving contact performance When the color of your contact zone doesn’t matter Common mistakes handlers make when practicing contacts Elite Science – 1-TDC You have developed an

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Episode 204: How to Use Proofing in Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode (33:45) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss the concept of proofing, pointing out common misconceptions and explaining exactly how you should use proofing in your agility training. You Will Learn How to define proofing. How to use proofing to your maximum advantage. The most common misconception about proofing. Why Americans don’t

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Episode 203: BDA Goes to SeaWorld San Antonio thumbnail

In this episode (50:06) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban discuss how training a dolphin to swim upside down can help your dog run faster on course. You Will Learn How SeaWorld trainers use various rewards during training. Which reward surprised Esteban the most. How SeaWorld trainers deal with mistakes. Whether Isaac is better at

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Episode 202: AKC Invitational with Carrie DeYoung thumbnail

In this episode (50:09) In this podcast, Director of Agility for the American Kennel Club Carrie DeYoung joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about the upcoming AKC Invitational, which will be held December 14-16, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. You Will Learn Why many agility organizers outside of the United States are interested in the Invitational.

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Episode 201: The European Open and Border Collie Classic with Sarah Baker thumbnail

In this episode (37:33) Esteban and Sarah Fernandezlopez welcome Sarah Baker to the podcast to discuss the European Open and the Border Collie Classic. You Will Learn Who won the European Open Team and Individual events at each height. How the European Open is different than the Agility World Championship. How the Border Collie Classic

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Episode 200: Interview with EO Champion Max Sprinz thumbnail

In this episode (43:16) Jennifer and Sarah welcome 2018 Large Dog European Open Champion Max Sprinz to the podcast. You Will Learn How Max trained Baxx’s running contacts. How Max uses distance skills in his handling. Why Max emphasizes foundation work in his training. German rules on training in the ring. Mentioned/Related YouTube Video: Max

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Episode 199: How to Speed Up Your Agility Dog thumbnail

In this episode (37:20) In this podcast, we discuss how you can improve your dog’s time by focusing on efficiency on course and increasing your dog’s natural speed and drive. You Will Learn How the format of the Incredible Dog Challenge differs from all other agility trials. Why your dog doesn’t always need to run

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Episode 198: Do You Use Natural Cues or Trained Cues? thumbnail

In this episode (24:39) In this podcast, Sarah and Jennifer discuss natural versus trained cues and how it affects training time, your mental state, and your dog’s response. You Will Learn Why it’s important to recognize whether a cue or skill is natural or trained. Why it’s important to set proper expectations when teaching new

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Episode 197: All About the World Agility Open, with Jennifer Crank thumbnail

In this episode (39:52) In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer talk about the 2018 World Agility Open Championship. You Will Learn What events make up the World Agility Open. The unique strategy elements that are part of team roster construction. How the wild card application and selection process works. Mentioned/Related Episode 193: Who is

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