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The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

Welcome to the Bad Dog Agility podcast where we discuss agility training, competition, news and events. You can download the app so you always have the latest episode, and anyone can introduce the next episode.

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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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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Episode 225: Using ROI to Structure Your Training thumbnail

In this episode (20:45) Jennifer, Sarah, and Esteban discuss how agility handlers can maximize their Return On Investment (ROI) in dog training. You Will Learn How you can use ROI to decide what skills to train in practice. How to avoid a negative ROI. How eliminating unnecessary training can help you get better, faster. Transcript

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Episode 224: Defining YOUR Success in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (27:29) In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban talk about success in the sport of dog agility: how do we define it and how do our perceptions of success influence our training and trialing? You Will Learn The difference between traditional and non-traditional definitions of success in agility. How to define your

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Episode 223: Summertime Dangers for the Agility Dog thumbnail

In this episode (35:19) Dr. Schaezler joins the BDA podcast to prepare you and your dog for the dangers of summer, 2019 edition. You will learn about the health impact of: acute water intoxication heat stroke drinking puddles drinking ocean water chlorinated and salt water pools hurricane prep microchipping encountering possums, raccoons, and cats snake

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Episode 222: Interview with the Aces High Flyball Team thumbnail

In this episode (30:03) Members of the Aces High Flyball Team that won Crufts join Sarah and Esteban to talk about breeding, raising, training, and competing with their dogs in the great sport of flyball. You Will Learn Traits that make great flyball dogs. Why Whippets are gaining popularity as sport dogs. Why flyball competitors

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