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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 215: The 2019 AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM thumbnail

In this episode (22:33) In this episode, AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung stops by to talk about the AKC’s newest marquee event–the AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM.You Will Learn Why this event is happening. Who was invited to compete and why. How the event will be structured and run. How the $10,000

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Episode 214: Thinking vs Action in Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode (20:02) In this episode, Jennifer and Sarah address the differences between training a skill that encourages a thoughtful response from the dog and training a skill in a higher drive state. You Will Learn Why you need to recognize whether you are encouraging a thoughtful response or a more action-oriented response. How

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Episode 213: Interview with Westminster Champion Perry DeWitt thumbnail

In this episode (31:15) In this podcast, Jennifer and Esteban interview Perry DeWitt, the Masters Agility Champion from this year’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. You Will Learn All about border collie Verb. How Perry uses a strict visualization routine in agility. Why Perry’s agility career was possibly delayed by 5 years. The top 10

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Episode 212: Do You Really Need Video Analysis? thumbnail

In this episode (26:09) In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban address the question of whether or not agility handlers should use video analysis. You Will Learn How video review is different from video analysis. How most people analyze videos today. The relationship between video analysis and visualization. Common barriers to video analysis Mentioned/Related Coach’s

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Episode 211: The Importance of Handling Flexibility thumbnail

In this episode (14:59) In this episode, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban talk about the important of handling flexibility in dog agility. You Will Learn How handling flexibility can help you run better on course. Two types of handling flexibility. How to develop flexibility in training sessions. Mentioned/Related The 2019 Nationals Prep Course which closes February

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Episode 210: How to Goal Set for Big Events in 2019 thumbnail

In this episode (33:35) In this episode, the BDA team discusses goal setting for big agility events. You Will Learn The difference between a dream and a goal. How to create goals based on a specific agility event. Specific examples of goals from Jennifer and Esteban. What to do with your goals after the event.

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Episode 209: Blind Cross Your Way Into the New Year thumbnail

In this episode (31:50) In this podcast, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban discuss the blind cross; the pros, the cons, and tips to avoid common mistakes. You Will Learn How the blind cross can help people who lose their place on course. How the blind cross can help people with physical limitations. Why blind crosses may

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Episode 208: Experiments in AKC Course Design with Greg Fontaine thumbnail

In this episode (38:39) In this episode, Greg Fontaine shares how he has worked with the AKC to experiment with course design strategies aimed at providing better spacing for large dogs. You Will Learn What Greg was trying to achieve with his designs. Two different course design strategies Greg used to provide additional yardage between

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Episode 207: Interview with FCI Gold Medalist Martina Magnoli Klimešová thumbnail

In this episode (29:42) In this podcast, FCI silver medalist Jennifer Crank interviews FCI gold medalist Martina Magnoli Klimešová. You Will Learn What skills and foundation Martina thinks are most important when working with puppies. When Martina starts formal agility training. How Martina approaches mental management. How Martina keeps her dog competitive enough to win

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