The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2017 – Through Q2 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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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for October 4, 2017 thumbnail

Welcome to the first edition of the BDA Weekly! I write, you read, you tell me what a great job I’m doing, and I feel better about skipping the gym today. Let’s get to our first topic: The FCI Agility World Championship in Liberec, Czech Republic My fellow Americans, Czechoslovakia no longer exists! It turns

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Episode 176: Second Dog Dynamics

Episode 176: Second Dog Dynamics thumbnail

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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Agility Summer Series – Week 4 thumbnail

In this live session we take a look at a sequence from the recent USDAA South Central Regional Biathlon Jumping. CLICK HERE for the FREE worksheet with bonus exercises https://youtu.be/nP41x5E4TsE

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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Episode 171: Obstacle Focus vs Handler Focus in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the concept of handler focus versus obstacle focus, and how to apply it to your own agility training. What it means for your dog to be handler-focused or obstacle-focused. Which focus you need in order to excel in agility. How a dog's focus can be obstacle-dependent. Silvia

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