Episode 216: The 2019 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up

Episode 216: The 2019 AKC National Agility Championship Wrap-Up post image

In this episode (1:12:03)

In this episode, the 2019 AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker teams up with Jennifer and Esteban to bring you the wrap up for nationals!

Special Note: In pulling the results from past years and identifying handlers with 3 or more NAC wins, I missed the fact that Andrea Samuals’s 2019 8″ win with papillon Gabby is her 3rd NAC with 3 different dogs; Gabby (2019), Carly (2012), and Sparkle (2011). –Sarah

You Will Learn

  • how many dogs have won multiple AKC nationals finals
  • the qualifying rate in finals over the past 3 years
  • how the 8″ class has changed over the past 3 years
  • how Jennifer Crank dealt with the disappointment of losing in Finals–twice
  • how Sarah Baker dealt with the pressure of running in Finals
  • why the 20″ Preferred winner was denied the national title by AKC
  • which groups of dogs have been given an unfair advantage by the AKC
  • what USDAA does better than the AKC


Watch Sarah Baker and Hops Win Their Third National Agility Champion Title!

Thank You for Listening!

Thanks so much for joining us this week.

To get Bad Dog Agility podcasts sent directly to your device as they become available, you can subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Or even better, download the FREE Bad Dog Agility Podcast Mobile App, now available for both iOS and Android.

Happy training and thank you for helping us reach over 1,025,000 podcast downloads!


HitItBoard.com has the innovative training tools you need for agility. Having problems with the dogwalk or aframe? The Hit It Board can fix that. Your dog doesn’t like tugging? They’ll love the Tug It. Can’t move your aframe around by yourself? The Move It can. Go to HitItBoard.com and use discount code BDA10 to get 10% off your order. That’s HitItBoard.com!
Elite Science – 1-TDC
You have developed an unshakeable bond with your athlete and invested countless hours training. Now, you should seek the best solution to unlock their full potential with a unique competitive edge solution… 1-TDC®! 1-TetraDecanol Complex is a patented blend of unique fatty acid oils designed to safely and effectively keep joints and muscles at their best to maximize performance and shorten recovery time. 1-TDC is the next generation of fatty acids, beyond glucosamine and fish oil, used by many current and past national agility champions and world team members. Bad Dog Agility listeners will automatically qualify for a great 1-TDC special offer by purchasing online at BDA1TDC.com.

Send this to a friend