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Episode 230: Noise Sensitivity in the Agility Dog with Amy Cook – Part 1 thumbnail

In this episode (35:32) Dr. Amy Cook joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about noise sensitivity in agility dogs. Dr. Cook earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and has been training dogs and dog trainers for 25 years. Part 1 of 2. You Will Learn Why agility dogs can

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Episode 229: Is Your Dog Too Worked Up for Agility thumbnail

In this episode (54:19) In this episode, Sarah Stremming joins the podcast to discuss dogs that are too worked up/high drive/over-aroused to perform in the agility ring. You Will Learn Signs of an overly worked up or over-aroused dog. “Tag-along” behaviors often seen with these dogs. How agility dogs today differ from previous generations with

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Episode 228: AWC Interviews with Jennifer Crank, Tobias Wüst, Sarah Baker, and Jessica Patterson thumbnail

In this episode (19:19) In this episode, we interview four handlers who will competing at the FCI Agility World Championship in Turku, Finland on September 19-22, 2019. You Will Learn Each handler’s history at the AWC. What specific skills each handler has been working on to prepare for this event. What trends have been identified

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Jessica Patterson Run Analysis from the 2019 Canadian UKI Open thumbnail

Jessica Patterson and Lux won the 24″ Last Chance Masters Agility round of the 2019 Canadian UKI Open, which earned them a spot in the Open Finals. In this video, Jessica takes you through the course discussing her handling plan and execution. You can see analyses like this for all rounds of the upcoming FCI

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Episode 227: Why You Should Watch the FCI Agility World Championship thumbnail

In this episode (23:53) In this episode, we talk about the upcoming FCI Agility World Championship, and why you should watch it. You Will Learn Why people watch the AWC. How to shop for you next dog at the AWC. How course maps are distributed differently around the world. The difference between the livestream and

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Episode 226: Sequential vs Parallel Training thumbnail

In this episode (20:07) In this episode, Jennifer and Sarah talk about whether it is better to teach one skill until mastered, or to rotate skills. You Will Learn What skills we prefer to teach as quickly as possible once training begins. How we use contrast training to test our dogs and train multiple skills

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The Breed Power 10 for 2019 Through Q2 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 2019 – Through Q2 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 2019 – 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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