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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 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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Episode 237: AKC 2020 Rule Changes Including Fix and Go and For Exhibition Only thumbnail

In this episode (53:32) In this episode, AKC Executive Field Representative Kitty Bradley joins the podcast to explain the new rule changes for the American Kennel Club. You Will Learn Why the AKC is allowing a third tunnel option. How the AKC is addressing the issue of spacing between jumps. Why you should remove the

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Episode 236: Enjoy Your Way to Success thumbnail

In this episode (32:29) In this episode, we discuss how to enjoy your training and use that enjoyment to create greater success in dog agility. You Will Learn Why enjoyment is important for your mental state. How enjoyment can get you to success more quickly. Why you should focus on daily “little wins”. What we’ve

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Episode 235: Our New Puppies Teach Us Five Lessons thumbnail

In this episode (26:15) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban share some things they’ve learned from raising two puppies at the same time. You Will Learn how puppy personalities affect training if fear periods are real how puppies comunicate why puppies are not small dogs how dog people idealize previous dogs Sponsors HitItBoard.com HitItBoard.com has

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Episode 234: Getting the Most Out of Your NQ Runs thumbnail

In this episode (20:37) In this episode, we discuss how to use non qualifying runs to improve your agility. You Will Learn Why taping non qualifying runs is important. Why we set up problem sequences from trials as soon as possible. How to use non qualifying runs to boost your confidence for future trials. The

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