The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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Episode 180: The Nuance of Speed

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In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the nuance of speed in dog agility, and how to manipulate handler speed to get great runs on course. The difference between relative and absolute speed. How to vary your speed for maximum benefit on course. How teenage boys feel about facial hair. Episode 172: Watching Your

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Episode 179: Which is Faster, a Front Cross or Rear Cross? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban tackle the question of which is faster: the front cross or the rear cross? The psychology behind the idea that the front cross is faster than the rear cross. When you should choose a rear cross instead of a front cross. Which type of dog does better with front

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Episode 178: Pushing the Edge

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In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about pushing the edge of commitment to create distance and increase confidence. How to define commitment point. How to change your dog's commitment point. Why handlers are afraid to push the edge of commitment. Speed Statistics Over 19 Years Elite Science - 1-TDCYou have developed an unshakeable bond

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Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster with Paul Campanella, the Director of Companion Events for the Westminster Kennel Club. They will cover new changes to the event, including the $10,000 grand prize, as well as plans for future events. Which club is older, the Westminster Kennel

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Episode 176: Second Dog Dynamics

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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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