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 196: Should the Table Stay or Go? thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the table, how to train for it, and whether or not it still belongs in the sport of dog agility. The most common mistakes people make in training the table. How to make your table training more like your table trialing. Why Esteban thinks the table should

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 195: The 2018 AKC/FCI Agility World Championship Tryouts thumbnail

In this podcast, Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker join Sarah and Esteban for the 2018 AKC/FCI World Team Tryouts wrap up. Which dogs earned automatics spots on Team USA. How the new scoring system affected results. What the competitors thought of the course designs. Why Gitchi did not run in Round 5. Q Rates at

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 194: Forced Breaks in Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss how to deal with forced breaks in your agility training. Why taking a break from agility can be emotionally difficult for many handlers. How you can continue your agility training even if you or your dog are unable to physically practice. How to stay connected to the agility

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 193: Who is the World Champion in Agility? thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer outline four international championship events and explain how they differ in format, jump height, and governing organizations. Which international organizations are associated with which championship event. Which USA organization controls the team selection for which championship event. The differences in jump heights between the various events. Which championship event

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 192: Technical Debt in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban apply the software development concept of technical debt to dog agility. What technical debt is. What problems in agility can be thought of as technical debt. How to determine the true cost of technical debt to your agility training and trialing. Why you might not need to fix every

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 191: Interview with Crufts Champion Dave Munnings thumbnail

In this episode, 2018 Crufts Champion Dave Munnings joins Sarah and Esteban to talk Crufts, the UK agility scene, running contacts, and more. Who won Crufts. How Dave’s handling has changed over the years. Who Esteban thinks benefits the most from running contacts. Crufts Championship Finals - 2018 Q-Me Agility HitItBoard.com HitItBoard.com has the innovative

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 190: One Million Downloads Plus AKC Nationals Wrap-Up thumbnail

In this episode, 2018 American Kennel Club National Agility Champion (16") Jennifer Crank joins Sarah and Esteban for the AKC Nationals Wrap Up. The qualifying rates for both the Challenger and Finals rounds over the past 3 years. What competitors thought of the courses and surface. What happened when the timer malfunctioned during Jennifer's winning

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 189: How to Structure Your Dog Agility Season thumbnail

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Leslie Eide, DVM about structuring your agility training in a way that gives you peak performance at a specific event. How to plan your time off from agility. How to taper for an event. How to design a training plan for the entire year. Jumping Gymnastics Online

Click here to read the full article →

Episode 188: Handler Desensitization thumbnail

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban about how we can train ourselves to take risks on course. What desensitization is. How desensitization can help us deal with the stress of trials (big and small). Why experienced handlers may lose empathy for newcomers. How we can use desensitization to train ourselves to take risks on course.

Click here to read the full article →