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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 194: Forced Breaks in Your Dog Agility Training thumbnail

In this episode (16:36) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss how to deal with forced breaks in your agility training. You Will Learn Why taking a break from agility can be emotionally difficult for many handlers. How you can continue your agility training even if you or your dog are unable to physically practice.

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Episode 193: Who is the World Champion in Agility? thumbnail

In this episode (22:14) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer outline four international championship events and explain how they differ in format, jump height, and governing organizations. You Will Learn Which international organizations are associated with which championship event. Which USA organization controls the team selection for which championship event. The differences in jump heights

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Episode 192: Technical Debt in Dog Agility thumbnail

In this episode (32:04) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban apply the software development concept of technical debt to dog agility. You Will Learn What technical debt is. What problems in agility can be thought of as technical debt. How to determine the true cost of technical debt to your agility training and trialing. Why

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Episode 191: Interview with Crufts Champion Dave Munnings thumbnail

In this episode (46:50) In this episode, 2018 Crufts Champion Dave Munnings joins Sarah and Esteban to talk Crufts, the UK agility scene, running contacts, and more. You Will Learn Who won Crufts. How Dave’s handling has changed over the years. Who Esteban thinks benefits the most from running contacts. Mentioned/Related Crufts Championship Finals –

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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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