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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 246: Should You React or Anticipate in Dog Agility? thumbnail

In this episode (28:22) In this podcast, we talk about two different handler strategies: reaction and anticipation. Many times during a run, a handler will react to an action by their dog—the dog does something (good or bad) and the handler decides what to do next based on what the dog does. At other times,

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Episode 245: Interview with Repeat Crufts Championship Winner Dan Shaw thumbnail

In this episode (31:28) In this episode, 2020 Crufts Championship Winner Dan Shaw joins the podcast. You Will Learn How the coronavirus crisis changed the Crufts event. Dan’s strategy for the preliminary rounds. Why Dan prefers to NOT run last in Finals. How you can train with Dan online. Where Dan will put his dog

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Episode 244: Protecting You and Your Dog from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) thumbnail

In this episode (48:08) In this episode, Esteban and Sarah discuss what you should know about the Coronavirus outbreak in order to protect yourself and your dogs. You Will Learn How to find the most accurate, up-to-date information about the Coronavirus Why this outbreak is different from past Coronavirus outbreaks Which people are at the

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Episode 243: Does Your Agility Dog Trust You? thumbnail

In this episode (24:32) In this podcast, Esteban, Sarah and Jennifer discuss why having a dog that trusts you is so important in dog agility training. You Will Learn How the trust relates to speed. How consistency relates to trust. How personality can affect your dog’s reaction to incomplete information. Sponsors HitItBoard.com HitItBoard.com has the

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Episode 242: Interview with Westminster Champion Jennifer Crank thumbnail

In this episode (1:14:33) In this podcast, Jennifer Crank goes from podcast co-host to interviewee. Jennifer and border collie P!nk won the overall Masters Champion at this past weekend’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster held in New York City and made history as the first non-20″ dog to earn the title. You Will Learn How

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Episode 241: What Can Statistics Tell Us About the Last Decade in Dog Agility? thumbnail

In this episode (48:55) This week we introduced a new speed-based ranking, the All-Decade Power 70. In this podcast, we discuss this ranking and the trends we see in agility over the past 10 years. You Will Learn How the All-Decade Ranking was created. Why there are 70 ranked dogs instead of 60. Why we

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Episode 240: Markers in Your Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode (42:11) In this episode, we discuss the use of markers in your dog agility training. You Will Learn What a marker is in dog training. Why you might want multiple markers. The benefit of location based markers. Identifying inadvertent markers. Mentioned/Related Previous Podcast: Episode 181: Should You Use a Clicker During Agility

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Episode 239: How to Pick the Right Agility Organization for Your Dog thumbnail

In this episode (25:42) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss how to pick the right agility organization for your debut and your agility career. You Will Learn The biggest factors that will affect your choice of agility organization. Why you don’t REALLY have to choose. Which organizations have rules that are favorable to new

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Episode 238: Westminster 2020 Preview thumbnail

In this episode (30:03) In this episode, Director of Westminster Companion Events joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about the upcoming Masters Championship at Westminster, including important changes for both competitors and viewers. You Will Learn What upgrades Westminster has made for competitors. How you can view the preliminary rounds on livestream. Which network the

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