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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 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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Episode 221: Six Strategies for Dogs That Shut Down or Get Distracted thumbnail

In this episode (21:58) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer share six things you can do today to help your dogs that gets distracted or shuts down in training or trialing. You Will Learn How to increase your rate of reinforcement to keep your distracted dog engaged. How a focus on transitions changed how Jennifer

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Episode 220: AKC Agility Premier Cup Wrap-up thumbnail

In this episode (36:12) In this episode, Jennifer Crank shares her experience as the 16″ winner at the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup by EEM. You Will Learn How the event was run. Who won the $10,000 prize pool. What was in the VIP area for competitors. Mentioned/Related Episode 215: The 2019 AKC Agility Premier

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Episode 219: Eight Ways You Can Improve Your Agility Attitude thumbnail

In this episode (43:55) In this episode, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer share how they are using 8 tips to improve their attitudes in agility! You Will Learn Which specific actions to take when you’re having a bad day. Why you should surround yourself with positive people. The value of complimenting a stranger. Why it’s important

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Episode 218: Great Expectations for Your Puppy thumbnail

In this episode (40:08) In this episode, reigning AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker joins the podcast to talk about puppies! You Will Learn 3 tips for working with puppies How to set your own expectations for your puppy Why your dog may not actually be a reflection of your training Mentioned/Related Sarah Baker’s

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Episode 217: Interview with Crufts Winner Dan Shaw thumbnail

In this episode (29:08) In this episode, 2019 Crufts Championship Winner and British Open Winner Dan Shaw joins the podcast. You Will Learn How Dan got his start in agility. How Geek got his name. Why Dan values calm and thoughtful over frantic. How Dan gets an amazing teeter performance. Whether or not Dan’s next

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