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The Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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Episode 190: One Million Downloads Plus AKC Nationals Wrap-Up thumbnail

In this episode (39:45) In this episode, 2018 American Kennel Club National Agility Champion (16″) Jennifer Crank joins Sarah and Esteban for the AKC Nationals Wrap Up. You Will Learn The qualifying rates for both the Challenger and Finals rounds over the past 3 years. What competitors thought of the courses and surface. What happened

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Episode 189: How to Structure Your Dog Agility Season thumbnail

In this episode (49:13) In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Leslie Eide, DVM about structuring your agility training in a way that gives you peak performance at a specific event. You Will Learn How to plan your time off from agility. How to taper for an event. How to design a training plan

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Episode 188: Handler Desensitization thumbnail

In this episode (26:13) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban about how we can train ourselves to take risks on course. You Will Learn What desensitization is. How desensitization can help us deal with the stress of trials (big and small). Why experienced handlers may lose empathy for newcomers. How we can use desensitization to

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Episode 187: Physical and Mental Commitment thumbnail

In this episode (17:52) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the differences between physical and mental commitment and how this can affect your dog on course. You Will Learn How we define a dog’s commitment to an obstacle. Why commitment is important. How to change your dog’s commitment point. Mentioned/Related Episode 171: Obstacle

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Episode 186: How to Handle Invisible Obstacles thumbnail

In this episode (19:14) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about everything your dog sees on course that you don’t. You Will Learn That dogs and people see the agility world differently. Which invisible obstacles are the most common. How to deal with blank spaces. About shoemaking. Mentioned/Related Episode 122: Debugging Your Dog Agility

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Episode 185: Interview with Westminster Champion Jessica Ajoux thumbnail

In this episode (52:41) In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban chat with Jessica Ajoux. Jessica and her border collie Fame(US) won the overall Masters Champion at this past weekend’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster held in New York City. You Will Learn Why you should consider competing at Westminster at least once. How Jessica manages

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Westminster Special: Round Table with Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker thumbnail

In this episode (30:59) Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker join Esteban to share their thoughts on the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. They also give some advice to dog agility newcomers and discuss being “results oriented” versus “process oriented” in your approach to the sport. Mentioned/Related Buy Tickets for the Event! → Before and

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Westminster Special: Living the Dream; Novice to Westminster thumbnail

In this episode (42:18) In February 2015, Raphael was watching the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on TV with his rescue dog Ringo and decided, in that moment, that he wanted to be there. In June of 2015, he began training in agility. And now, in February of 2018, he will compete at Westminster. Listen

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Westminster Special: Mutt Hysteria (Catching Up With Stacey and Roo!) thumbnail

In this episode (19:05) In this episode, Sarah catches up with Stacey Campbell whose rescue dog Roo! became the first “Highest Scoring Mixed Breed in Trial” at the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Mentioned/Related Buy Tickets for the Event! Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella Episode 153: Interview with 2017 Westminster Champion John Nys

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