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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 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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Episode 233: Changing Your Agility Dog’s Unwanted Behavior thumbnail

In this episode (54:57) In this episode, Denise Fenzi returns to the podcast to talk about the common strategies that we use to help our dogs cope with distractions and anxiety-provoking situations in agility. You Will Learn the relationship between a dog’s emotional state and agility performance how counterconditioning should work why distraction training often

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Episode 232: Interview with FCI Judge Tamás Tráj thumbnail

In this episode (56:52) In this episode, Tamás Tráj joins the podcast to discuss course design, safety and international agility. You Will Learn How Tamás approaches course design. Why Hungary added a 4th jump height. What factors are influencing the possible addition of jump heights to FCI agility. Mentioned/Related Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) OfCourse Online

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Episode 231: Noise Sensitivity in the Agility Dog with Amy Cook – Part 2 thumbnail

In this episode (38:52) Dr. Amy Cook joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about noise sensitivity in agility dogs. Dr. Cook earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and has been training dogs and dog trainers for 25 years. Part 2 of 2. You Will Learn Why agility dogs can

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Episode 230: Noise Sensitivity in the Agility Dog with Amy Cook – Part 1 thumbnail

In this episode (35:32) Dr. Amy Cook joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about noise sensitivity in agility dogs. Dr. Cook earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and has been training dogs and dog trainers for 25 years. Part 1 of 2. You Will Learn Why agility dogs can

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Episode 229: Is Your Dog Too Worked Up for Agility thumbnail

In this episode (54:19) In this episode, Sarah Stremming joins the podcast to discuss dogs that are too worked up/high drive/over-aroused to perform in the agility ring. You Will Learn Signs of an overly worked up or over-aroused dog. “Tag-along” behaviors often seen with these dogs. How agility dogs today differ from previous generations with

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