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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 256: Proofing Checklist for Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (34:37) In this episode, we share numerous examples of proofing that you can do with your dog while training. Proofing in practice will give you better performance in the ring as your dog will feel more confident. You Will Learn Why you should proof against distractions that you will likely see at

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Episode 255: Wearing Masks in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (46:42) All information is researched but not exhaustive and not reviewed by an outside expert. Although Esteban is a licensed physician, this is NOT medical advice → you should get medical advice specific to your situation and health from your doctor, not from us or this podcast. CLICK HERE to download this

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Episode 254: Management Versus Training thumbnail

In this episode (19:37) In this episode, Sarah Baker joins the podcast to explain the difference between management and training, and how you should apply those concepts to addressing behaviors, from barking in the crate to missed weave pole entries. You Will Learn When you should “manage” and when you should “train”. How good management

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Episode 253: Your Dog’s Learning Pattern thumbnail

In this episode (26:44) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss different learning patterns you may see in your training and how they affect your planning. You Will Learn Why you should not panic when things seem to fall apart in practice. Why it may be important to keep things the same when your dog

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Episode 252: How to Integrate Tugging into Your Training thumbnail

In this episode (24:55) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you integrate tugging into your agility training. You Will Learn The 5 aspects of tugging. Why tugging has become more valuable in AKC agility. How to overcome weaknesses in your tugging chain. How to avoid a common mistake when using a second toy in

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Episode 251: How to Get the Most Out of Your Online Learning thumbnail

In this episode (28:00) In this episode, the BDA crew shares some ideas for getting the most out of your online learning experience. You Will Learn How to find the right online classes to fill your needs. How many courses you should take at the same time. The pros and cons of Facebook classes. What

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Episode 250: Is Your Dog Agility “Good Enough” thumbnail

In this episode (30:35) In this podcast, we discuss the paradox of choice and the idea of “good enough” as a way to organize your dog agility training. You Will Learn How more choices can lead to less satisfaction. Why perfectionism paralyzes you. How you can use the concept of “good enough” to better your

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Episode 249: Agility Relief with Anthony Clarke thumbnail

In this episode (20:40) In this podcast, Anthony Clarke joins the podcast to talk about this week’s 4-day charity event called #AgilityRelief. You Will Learn Why Anthony created this 4-day event. Which charities will be supported. How the challenges are structured. How podcast co-host Jennifer Crank will be involved. How YOU can participate! Mentioned/Related Agility

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Episode 248: How Should We Train During the COVID Pandemic? thumbnail

In this episode (26:25) In this podcast, we talk about how you can structure your training during this time of cancelled trials and group classes. You Will Learn Why you should give yourself permission to take time off right now.How a daily schedule can help your mental state. How you can shift from event based

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