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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 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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Episode 216: The 2019 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up thumbnail

In this episode (1:12:03) In this episode, the 2019 AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker teams up with Jennifer and Esteban to bring you the wrap up for nationals! Special Note: In pulling the results from past years and identifying handlers with 3 or more NAC wins, I missed the fact that Andrea Samuals’s

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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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