Episode 184: Debunking Your Dog Agility Excuses thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban expose some of the common excuses people make in dog agility. How excuses can have a detrimental effect on your agility experience. How to identify imagined limits. How to overcome the most common real limits in the sport. How to accept real limitations that cannot currently be overcome. Episode

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Episode 183: Starting 2018 with Start Line Problems thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about three different phases with respect to the start line behavior, and common mistakes made by trainers in each phase. The most common start line mistakes that handlers make in trials, in practices, and during retraining. The concept of ring sustainable training. Why Esteban never rewards a dog

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for January 3rd, 2018 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re kicking off 2018 with an advanced handling topic and a quick peek at my emails... This week, I’m going to share an interesting handling topic from our Bad Dog Agility VIP Facebook group. Take a look at the course map below and assume that your dog takes the #17

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 20th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We have Star Wars behind us (we loved it) and Christmas ahead of us (we can't wait) so let's get this special Holiday Edition started. This past summer, we gave an hour-long webinar "How to Improve Your Handling and Speed Up Your Dog (Without Getting Frustrated)". Somewhere in there, I

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Episode 182: Choose Your Own Agility Adventure thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about how you can reject conventional notions of success and create your own agility adventure. Who and what influence your idea of dog agility success. How you can be creative in determining your own agility path. Why letting go of certain goals can be freeing. Why you might

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 13th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! I wrestled the keyboard from Esteban for this week's newsletter which may not be the best plan since I had a 200 point gap between my verbal and math SAT scores and I’m pretty sure my seven-year-old is better at spelling than I am. But I do make a mean

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for December 6th, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re painting our house so our Christmas tree isn’t up yet and I’m starting to get a little antsy... You can view complete results here. Jennifer Crank and border collie P!nk served as a white dog (a demonstration dog) for the event, and Sarah Baker put in a pair of

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Episode 181: Should You Use a Clicker During Agility Training? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban wonder if agility trainers should use a clicker during sequencing. The difference between clicker training and using a clicker. The benefits of clicker training. How to start using a clicker with an experienced dog. Why dogs don't dance well. Episode 10: Training with Food; Training with a Clicker HitItBoard.com

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for November 29, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We took last week off for Thanksgiving and a sickening amount of pie, but we’re back and getting ready for Christmas. I’m going to watch so many movies in the next 4 weeks... When you do a front cross, dogs are more likely to drop the bar after the front

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