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 148: The Paradox of Choice in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss "the paradox of choice" and how it might apply to dog agility. How the paradox of choice might affect your feelings and perceptions in agility. Who may be susceptible to influence by the paradox of choice. The scariest single digit number. Episode 3: Start Line Stays; Online Agility

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Episode 147: Susan Garrett on Dropped Bars thumbnail

Sarah and Esteban talk with Susan Garrett about helping your dog drop less bars. Susan Garrett's protocol for knocked bars, and which dogs it's appropriate for. Common training mistakes people make when addressing bar knocking. If you should be quiet when your dog is jumping. How to help your dog avoid brushing wings/uprights. How Response

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Episode 146: Record Keeping Trick for Dog Agility thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share a commonly used and free app/website for agility record keeping, including trial results and training sessions. Why you should create and use a Group in Facebook for your record keeping. What kind of information you should record/track. How to create a Group in Facebook. Who to include (and

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Episode 145: Course Building in Your Own Backyard thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share their tips for course building in your own backyard. The size of Esteban's shoe. How to use a centerline to build your course. How much a large measuring wheel costs at Home Depot. Which spatial relationships are important to keep. How different types of jumps and bar lengths

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Episode 144: Interview with Sarah Stremming on Behavior Problems in Performance Dogs thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Sarah Stremming from the Cognitive Canine about her new podcast Cog-Dog Radio and the work she's doing with agility dogs with behavioral issues. Why Sarah started Cog-Dog Radio. Common behavioral problems in agility dogs. How your dog's ability to take food can be a barometer for their

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Episode 143: Starting Fast and Finishing Strong thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about how to start fast and finish strong in your agility runs. Common issues at the start and end of agility runs. How simple, clear routines for the start and end of a run can improve your times. Why dogs frequently run under the tire when it is

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Episode 142: Dog Agility World Shuns the Chute thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the unprecedented rapid discontinuation of the collapsed tunnel (also known as the chute) across several organizations both in the United States and abroad. Why the chute was discontinued Which dog agility organizations have suspended use of the chute and who did it first Why Joan Meyer created

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Episode 141: Welcoming Novice Competitors thumbnail

In this podcast, we chat with Liz Armstrong about the New Beginnings Agility Trial which will be held September 16-18, 2016 in Rancho Murieta, California. Sarah and Liz talk about how this trial makes the first-time novice competitor comfortable and excited about their future in the sport of dog agility. How Liz went from a

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Episode 140: Bad Dog Moms

Episode 140: Bad Dog Moms thumbnail

In this podcast, we talk about the pressures of raising the perfect agility dog, inspired by the comedy movie Bad Moms. Bad Moms Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult on the body, both the dog's and the human's! Back on Track specializes in dog blankets, beds and wraps

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