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Video Analysis

Utilizing the Coach’s Eye, we analyze dog agility videos with slow motion and on screen diagrams.

Which Cross Should You Use?

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Front crosses. Rear crosses. Blind crosses. Which one is best? In this Facebook LIVE replay, Jennifer Crank compares her use of front crosses, rear crosses, and blind crosses between two of her dogs that ran at Westminster, border collie P!nk and sheltie Lucky. This video will give you a better understanding of which cross you

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Creating the Best Line for Your Agility Dog thumbnail

Everyone wants to know how to create the best line for their agility dog, but what does that really mean and how do you do it? In this Facebook LIVE, Esteban shares how he applies the concept of lines to his handling and analysis. You’ll learn: How to set a line for your dog. When

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How to Help Your Agility Dog Get It Right thumbnail

You are running a sequence when your dog makes a mistake. What now? First, you need to know if your handling was correct. A training partner can help by giving you immediate feedback on your timing and position. If you don’t have a training partner, you should videotape your training session so you can review

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How Committed Are You?

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“Wait until your dog is committed to the obstacle before you move.” “Your dog needs better commitment.” Commitment is a huge buzzword in dog agility but what exactly does it mean? Imagine that you’re invited to a 4th of July cookout and you must RSVP to attend. You confirm by email, buy some groceries to

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Did 75% of dogs go the wrong way at AKC Nationals? thumbnail

In this live session, we took a look at a wrap choice from the 2017 American Kennel Club National Agility Championship Challengers round, where only the winner advanced to the Finals. We use slow motion and a timer to answer these questions: which choice is faster? is there a difference for larger vs smaller dogs?

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The Bad Dog Agility Weekly for January 3rd, 2018 thumbnail

News, commentary, and training tips for the dog agility enthusiast. Welcome to the BDA Weekly! We’re kicking off 2018 with an advanced handling topic and a quick peek at my emails… Confusion on Wrap Versus Rear Cross After a Threadle This week, I’m going to share an interesting handling topic from our Bad Dog Agility

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A Closer Look at the Steeplechase Finals at Cynosport World Games thumbnail

This past weekend, Bad Dog Agility’s Sponsored Athlete Jennifer Crank posted the winning time of 31.38 in the 16” class of the Steeplechase Finals at the USDAA Cynosport World Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Just in time for Halloween, judge Tami McClung put up a fast but tricky Steeplechase course that tested handlers and dogs alike.

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Teeter Drop Times

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How much time is your dog really losing if they don’t run to the end of the teeter? View the entire Facebook Live replay here.

BDA Small Space Exercise

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Try this four obstacle opening from an AKC premier course that gives you multiple dog paths and handling options! Esteban ran this exercise the week before this year’s AKC National Championship–and ran into a nearly identical opening in the Finals, where he took 3rd place with golden retriever Gitchi, just 0.76 seconds behind the winner

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