Bad Dog Agility Podcast
In this episode (29:12) This is a continuation of our discussion about how you can analyze key areas of your training to help improve how easily and quickly your dog learns. In part 1, we discussed the effect of good timing and defining clear criteria. In this podcast, we discuss the effect of the rate

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In this episode (27:56) We talk to Silvia Trkman about Running Contacts, creating and maintaining speed, and dog training in general. Mentioned Silvia Trkman’s Online Classes at LoLaBu Land Experience Running Contacts that Make you Smile! – a new DVD by Silvia available for instant purchase and download Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes in health and

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In this episode (29:39) We talk to South African Organizing Committee members Gaby Grohovaz and Richard Wright about the 2013 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the venue, surface, and equipment as well as quarantine issues and import requirements. Mentioned Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the 2013 FCI World Agility Championship in South Africa 2013

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In this episode (27:18) Regardless of handling system, contact method, or jumping program, improving your timing of reinforcement and defining clear criteria can help you troubleshoot problems in your performance. We discuss several of the more common issues in agility, including dropped bars, contact obstacle performance, dogs that slow down, and handler focused dogs. Mentioned

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:36pm CDT

In this episode (35:40) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 4 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final Individual runs and placements for all three heights at the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site. The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship results site

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In this episode (29:45) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 3 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final World Team placements for the Small Dog Team event and take a look at where the Small, Medium and Large dogs ended up after Individual Jumpers. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility

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In this episode (30:03) A quick semi-edited podcast wrap-up of day 2 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. We discuss the final World Team placements for the Large and Medium classes and take a look at where the Small Dog Teams sit after one round. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:15pm CDT

In this episode (12:24) A quick un-edited podcast wrap-up of day 1 of the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site. Course, Team Jumping – Large Results, Team Jumping – Large Ketschker Day 2 Wrap-Up Podcast, Preview Episode Video Streaming provided by: AgilityVision. Ways to Listen Subscribe to

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In this episode (19:47) We give a short preview of every country competing in the 2012 FCI World Agility Championship. Mentioned The 2012 FCI World Agility Championship official site. EO2012 Silvia Trkman & Bu(1st) vs. Polona Bonac & Kiša(2nd) Large Dog Final Overlay Video Day 2 Wrap-Up Podcast, Day 1 Wrap-Up Podcast Video Streaming provided

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In this episode (37:34) This is a continuation of our interview with Kathy Sdao. Click Here for Part 1. We talk about setting speed as your criteria, differential rewards, and Kathy’s new book Plenty in Life is Free. Mentioned Clicker Expo Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegh and their book Agility Right from the Start

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In this episode (32:11) We welcome Kathy Sdao to the podcast. Time to talk science, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, and cuing. This is part 1 of the interview, you can listen to part 2 here. Mentioned Clicker Expo The four quadrants of Operant Conditioning. What is a Venn diagram? Wonk : a person preoccupied with

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In this episode (15:54) We discuss what makes a good coach/instructor as part of Dog Agility Blogger Action Day. Mentioned September 2012 Dog Agility Blogger Action Day and Agility Nerd Our article for the previous Dog Agility Blogger Action Day: Attitude: You, Your Dog, and Chuck E. Cheese Sponsors Course Walker Walk your course before

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In this episode (16:26) Special guests Katie Long and Cat Clark join the podcast to talk about their scandalous charity project: The 2013 Agility Girls Calendar! Mentioned NON-U.S. Agility Girls Calendar PreOrder U.S. Agility Girls Calendar PreOrder Cat Clark photography Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance

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In this episode (45:06) Special guests Greg and Laura Derrett join the podcast to discuss Great Britian’s FCI World Team selection, the differences between agility in the US and overseas, handling systems, UKA, UKI, and their online seminars through Ultimate Agility. Mentioned Ultimate Course Analysis and Ultimate Agility UKA and UKI Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes

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In this episode (20:03) Today’s podcast is all about the rear cross. Pros, Cons, and a dash of execution. Mentioned 2012 European Open Livestream Bad Dog Agility: Comparison of Handler Paths of Rear Crosses Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance for the human half of your

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22am CDT

In this episode (23:57) Training Tip: Use food effectively in your agility training with several different methods. Agility Topic: We discuss how the use of the clicker has evolved in agility training. Mentioned Udder Tug Toy Agility Right from the Start Silvia Trkman Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy

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In this episode (21:10) Training Tip: Walk the course from your dog’s point of view. Agility Topic: What can we learn from trainers in other dog sports? We discuss the influence that Obedience, Schutzhund, and Clicker Training has had on our training. Mentioned Kim Donnell and Waggin’ Tails Dog Training Watch Sarah walk the course. Dogwood

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In this episode (24:10) Training Tip: Use a camcorder in practice to help improve your timing. Agility Topic: Dr Brittany Schaezler joins us to discuss the symptoms of heat stroke and water intoxication in agility dogs as well as what to do if your dog is affected. Mentioned The camcorder we bought twice and love (and

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In this episode (38:59) Special guest Daisy Peel joins the podcast to discuss mental management and its role in agility training and competition. Mentioned Daisy Peel’s book, live seminars, and classes on mental management Lanny Bassham’s With Winning in Mind, and Freedom Flight – The Origins of Mental Power; both available on Kindle Our collective

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In this episode (43:04) Special guests Brittany Schaezler and Jackie Bludworth join the podcast to discuss cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries and the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgical option. Mentioned Brittany Schaezler “Agility Vet” 2010 NAC Pete Linda Mecklenburg’s Jumping Program Susan Salo’s Jumping Program Cavalettis Peanut Therapy Balls Ways to Listen Subscribe to

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In this episode (39:52) Special guests Nancy Gyes, AKC World Team Coach, and Carrie DeYoung, AKC Director of Agility discuss the recently announced 2012 AKC World Agility Team. Mentioned 2012 FCI Agility World Championship 2012 World Agility Team AKC page USA World Agility Team Facebook page Buy an awesome Team USA Supporter Shirt Contact Nancy

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In this episode (11:08) Training Tip: Keep your sessions short. (Say that 10 times fast!) News Topic: We discuss agility as a spectator sport. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…)

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In this episode (13:56) Training Tip: Taking start lines out of your agility training. News Topic: Five tips to help you pick an online agility course. Mentioned Introduce Our Next Podcast! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…)

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Enjoy a special episode dedicated to the AKC World Agility Team tryouts. In this episode (46:27) Mini Dogs at time: 01:24 Sarah and Brittany Midi Dogs at time: 08:46 Brittany and Esteban Maxi Dogs at time: 24:42 Esteban and Sarah Mentioned 2012 AKC World Agility Team tryouts AKC Agility Results agilityvet.com Ways to Listen Subscribe

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Bad Dog Agility podcast. In this episode (14:06) Training Tip: A crate can be a very useful tool for dog agility training in a class or at home. News Topic: The upcoming 2012 AKC Agility World Team tryouts. Mentioned Dog Crates (free shipping) 2012 AKC Agility World Team

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