Episode 159: Handler Muscle Memory for Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban apply the concept of "muscle memory" to dog agility. They talk about how it works, why it's important, and how you can use it to your advantage. The definition of muscle memory. How muscle memory works. Why muscle memory can help your dog agility. The most common way agility

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Turn Tighter with This Key Move (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Esteban shares his secret for creating great turns on the agility course with small and large dog demonstrations, both live and in slow motion. Plus, he shows you how to teach the skill to your dog. The course map used for the demonstration is included below.

Episode 158: The 2017 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban are joined by Livestream Finals announcer Brittany Schaezler to wrap up the 2017 AKC National Agility Championship. They talk about the dirt, the judges, the courses, the winners, and their favorite runs from the weekend! If this year's courses were tougher than last year's courses. Which course was the

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Help! My dog won’t let go of the toy! (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah shows you how to get your dog to release their tug toys quickly and happily. Many agility handlers have a great toy that their dog loves but they can't use in training because the dog never lets it go--and they often feel bad when it

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3 Quick Tips for a Quicker Dog (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode of the Bad Dog Agility Show, Sarah and Esteban give you three critical training tips for keeping your dog quick on the agility course. By focusing on your dog's reinforcement rate and creating an agility Disneyland in your training field, you can give your dog the confidence and clarity they need to

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Episode 157: The Comparison Trap thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban explore the good and bad behind comparing your dog and yourself to others in dog agility. How making comparisons can motivate you to improve your agility training. How making comparisons can make you feel bad about your progress in the sport. How realistic it is to never compare yourself

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Are You Making This Big Mistake on Your Backsides? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah explains how watching your dog take off for a backside can "trap" you by that jump and make getting to the next part of the course more difficult. The video includes a small dog and large dog demonstration of 4 different backside sequences, and a slow motion side-by-side video that will

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Episode 156: How to Practice Effectively thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you practice dog agility more effectively, producing maximal results with minimal time. What exactly constitutes "practice" when you're training dog agility. How being on the edge of your comfort zone is critical to a successful practice. Why you should avoid Facebook when you train. How elite athletes use

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Does Your Dog Check Out When You Lead Out? (Facebook Live) thumbnail

In this video, Sarah and Esteban troubleshoot a common start line problem in dog agility--the dog who looks away as soon the handler walks away from them. They show you why it happens and how you can fix it. Demonstrations include an example of the problem, fixing it with a small dog using food rewards,

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