Bad Dog Agility Podcast
In this episode (30:12) Susan Garrett joins the podcast to discuss positive dog training, her recent adjustments to her own system of handling, and her upcoming projects. In typical Susan Garrett fashion, she pushed us outside of our comfort zone and requested a video interview! You can listen to the podcast or watch the video.

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In this episode (36:01) In this podcast we discuss how to use social media and the internet to improve your dog agility. Mentioned Our Previous Podcast on Online Agility Classes Our Previous Podcast on Using a Camcorder in Training Dog Agility Blogger Action Day (the next one is next week!) How to ensure Facebook notifies

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In this episode (50:40) Janita Leinonen and Jaakko Suoknuuti join the podcast to talk about the One Mind agility handling system. In addition to being the originator of the system, Janita just returned from winning large dog individual gold at the 2013 European Open. Mentioned Janita’s Winning run at the 2013 European Open One Mind

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

In this episode (24:25) This is a continuation of our interview with Michael Ellis. Click Here for Part 1. We discuss common tugging problems as well as how to adjust your tug training when working with a young puppy. Mentioned Michael Ellis on Facebook Michael’s Training School Loups du Soleil Michael Ellis DVDs from Clean

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In this episode (34:08) Schutzhund trainers are experts in teaching dogs to tug, and special guest Michael Ellis is an expert among experts. We discuss drive and motivation along with several common problems with tug training. This is part 1; part 2 is available here. Mentioned Michael Ellis on Facebook Michael’s Training School Loups du

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In this episode (21:22) We discuss the effect reinforcement history has when changing handling systems, contact performance, start line stays, and more. Mentioned Our podcast on retraining your start line stay Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here Sponsor

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In this episode (42:14) Suzanne Clothier joins the podcast to discuss her blog article “When Sport Becomes Abuse” and the dog agility video that inspired her writing. Mentioned The AKC’s Canine Sport Initiative – “Sports-related injuries in dogs are an emerging field of study, and CHF is committed to being on the forefront, providing grants

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In this episode (39:39) Special guests Nancy Gyes, AKC EO Team Coach, and Carrie DeYoung, AKC Director of Agility discuss the recently announced 2013 European Open US Team, and the 2013 FCI World Agility US Team. Mentioned 2013 European Open 2013 FCI Agility World Championship 2013 International Teams AKC page USA World Agility Team Facebook

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In this episode (26:29) Dr. Brittany Schaezler and Dr. Jacqueline A. Doval join us to talk about alternative medicine for canine athletes. We discuss massage, laser therapy, canine acupuncture and canine chiropractic as tools we can use to keep our dogs healthy and running at their best. Mentioned Dr Brittany Schaezler and AgilityVet.com American Veterinary

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In this episode (30:34) Do you have a broken start line stay? We discuss two retraining methods, plus our thoughts on how to prevent start line problems. Mentioned our previous podcast on start lines our series of articles on start line training Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe

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In this episode (42:40) We break down the results of the 2013 AKC National Agility Championship and talk about your favorite dogs and handlers. Mentioned The 2013 AKC National Agility Championship in Tulsa, Ok The courses and results. Video on Demand by Agility Vision. Our Coach’s Eye video analysis of Pace vs Solar in the

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:41am CDT

In this episode (29:34) We discuss how to separate your pre-run preparation into a “routine phase” and a “focus phase” in order to improve your performance at big events. Mentioned The 2013 AKC National Agility Championship in Tulsa, Ok Watch the AKC NAC Finals live at Agility Vision. The finals are free (sponsored by the

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT

Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here In this episode (30:45) Director of AKC Agility Carrie DeYoung joins us as we discuss the concept of internationalization as it applies to dog agility. Mentioned This podcast is part of Dog

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Category:Blog -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here In this episode (31:06) We discuss how to identify and fix errors in your execution, gaps in your dog’s understanding, and flaws in your own system of handling. Mentioned We have been

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:05pm CDT

In this episode (46:23) We crunched the numbers for every single dog entered in the upcoming AKC National Agility Championship. Data comes from the qualifying period for this event (12/1/2011 – 11/30/2012) and reveals several interesting trends discussed in the podcast. Don’t miss our wrap-up where we break down the results and discuss your favorite

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In this episode (27:05) We discuss training with toys in agility. Is your toy a lure, a reward, or a distraction? Mentioned Best in Show and the ridiculously funny Busy Bee scene. Episode 10: Training with Food; Training with a Clicker Agility Right from the Start photo by: Ellen Levy Finch Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes

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In this episode (32:13) What does it mean to compete with an “off breed” dog in agility? And why do we even make the distinction? Mentioned September 2012 Dog Agility Blogger Action Day What makes a good coach/instructor? Episode 14: Agility Instructors, They’re G-r-r-reat! Our Rottweiler Sammie running in the Challenge Round at AKC Nationals.

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In this episode (31:18) In her book “Don’t Shoot the Dog”, Karen Pryor shares eight methods that you can use to get rid of unwanted behavior. We talk through these eight methods and how they might be used to address agility related problems. Mentioned Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:30pm CDT