Episode 152: Developing Your Social Network in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore social networks in dog agility and share 3 tips for creating your very own powerful support system to get you through the tough times. Why developing your own social network in agility is important. How to develop your personal network by casting a wide net, being proactive, and

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The Breed Power 10 for 2016 thumbnail

The Breed Power 10 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each breed at each height ranked by PowerScore. The Breed Power 10 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn more about the Breed Power 10 and the

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2016 thumbnail

The Power 60 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each of the 6 AKC Agility height classes (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″, and 26″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn

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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2016 thumbnail

The Preferred Power 60 is a group of the top 12 dogs in each of the 5 Preferred AKC Agility height classes (4", 8″, 12″, 16″, and 20″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points.

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Episode 151: Judging with Video Review thumbnail

In this podcast, judge Janet Gauntt joins Sarah and Esteban to discuss the video review process that was highlighted at the 2016 USDAA Cynosport. How the video review process works. Which aspects of the run are reviewed. Who is involved in the review process. The USDAA article describing the process. You can find over 500

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Episode 150: The Global Judging Program with Lee Gibson thumbnail

In this podcast, Olympia judge Lee Gibson joins Sarah and Esteban to discuss the Global Judging Program. Why Lee Gibson and Greg Derrett joined forces to create the Global Judging Program. The common elements of judging across organizations and around the world. The positive and negative effects competitors can have on judges. The positive and

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Episode 149: Perception versus Reality thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss perceptions in agility that are widely held, but not always true. How to determine whether a wrap or slice is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine whether a rear cross or front cross is faster. (spoiler: trick question) How to determine which is faster, a quick dog

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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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Weave Pole Entrances

Weave Pole Entrances thumbnail

When working on weave pole entrances, a lot of focus is placed on the angle of approach. A typical entry progression might look like this: However, you'll notice that in each of these, the dog is on the OUTSIDE of the handler. The angle of entry changes, but the handler can force a line toward

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