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Having Trouble with the Table? thumbnail

Handlers rarely spend enough time and energy training the table. I know that many competitors, like Esteban, believe the table no longer has any relevance to the sport of agility. But for now the table is a legal obstacle in many organizations (yes, even in the FCI) and with a little work, we can turn

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Episode 195: The 2018 AKC/FCI Agility World Championship Tryouts thumbnail

In this episode (1:04:40) In this podcast, Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker join Sarah and Esteban for the 2018 AKC/FCI World Team Tryouts wrap up. You Will Learn Which dogs earned automatics spots on Team USA. How the new scoring system affected results. What the competitors thought of the course designs. Why Gitchi did not

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Q Rates at the 2018 AKC World Team Tryouts thumbnail

The AKC held its annual World Team Tryout for the FCI Agility World Championship this past weekend in Burnsville, Minnesota. German Judge Stefanie Semkat was joined by American Judge Linda Kipp. Each judge designed one standard course and one jumpers course. An additional standard course was provided by AWC Judge Nicolas Renaud and judged by

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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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The Breed Power 10 for 2018 Through Q1 thumbnail

The Breed Power 10 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each breed at each height ranked by PowerScore. The Breed Power 10 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points. Learn more about the Breed Power 10 and the

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The Bad Dog Agility Power 60 for 2018 – Through Q1 thumbnail

The Power 60 is a group of the top 10 dogs in each of the 6 AKC Agility height classes (8″, 12″, 16″, 20″, 24″, and 24″ Choice) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points.

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The Bad Dog Agility Preferred Power 60 for 2018 – Through Q1 thumbnail

The Preferred Power 60 is a group of the top 12 dogs in each of the 5 Preferred AKC Agility height classes (4″, 8″, 12″, 16″, and 20″) ranked by PowerScore. The Power 60 recognizes the fastest dogs in our sport by using average yards per second, rather than double qualifying (QQ) runs or points.

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I spent a decade in confusion when it came to agility world teams. Seminars and classrooms were full of “former world team members”.As I gained experience I came to realize that there were multiple international events and multiple teams from the USA. But it took several more years of living and breathing the sport before

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Esteban’s Tugging and Jennifer’s Food Routine for a Dog Agility Run thumbnail

When does your agility run start? My run starts when my dog is next in line to run. I cue her to tug when the dog in front of us is halfway done, and I enter the ring as instructed by the gate steward, crossing through a magical barrier that separates the agility ring from

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