The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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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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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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