Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (40:32)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban are joined by Lee Gibson to discuss the Global Judging Program.

You Will Learn

  • Why Lee Gibson and Greg Derrett joined forces to create the Global Judging Program.
  • The common elements of judging across organizations and around the world.
  • The positive and negative effects competitors can have on judges.
  • The positive and negative effects judges can have on competitors.
  • Fiscal advise for snowmen (and snowomen).

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Direct download: BDAPodcast150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

In this episode (27:22)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss perceptions in agility that are widely held, but not always true.

You Will Learn

  • How to determine whether a wrap or slice is faster. (spoiler: trick question)
  • How to determine whether a rear cross or front cross is faster. (spoiler: trick question)
  • How to determine which is faster, a quick dog with shorter strides or a larger dog with long strides. (spoiler: trick question)
  • How to identify perceptions that may be holding you back in your dog agility training.
  • The price of corn.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm CDT

In this episode (19:51)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban discuss “the paradox of choice” and how it might apply to dog agility.

You Will Learn

  • What “the paradox of choice” is.
  • How the paradox of choice might affect your feelings and perceptions in agility.
  • Who may be susceptible to influence by the paradox of choice.
  • The scariest single digit number.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

In this episode (54:46)

Sarah and Esteban talk with Susan Garrett about helping your dog drop less bars.

You Will Learn

  • Susan Garrett’s protocol for knocked bars, and which dogs it’s appropriate for.
  • Common training mistakes people make when addressing bar knocking.
  • If you should be quiet when your dog is jumping.
  • How to help your dog avoid brushing wings/uprights.
  • How Response Cost influences a dog’s bar knocking.
  • The importance of jump training, handling, and strength and conditioning for success.
  • How Susan trains jumping with her young dog.
  • The next big challenge in dog agility.
  • The significance of a rhetorical question.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

In this episode (13:48)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share a commonly used and free app/website for agility record keeping, including trial results and training sessions.

You Will Learn

  • Why you should create and use a Group in Facebook for your record keeping.
  • What kind of information you should record/track.
  • How to create a Group in Facebook.
  • Who to include (and not include) in your Group.
  • The defining property of inert gases.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm CDT

In this episode (23:39)
In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban share their tips for course building in your own backyard.

You Will Learn
The size of Esteban’s shoe.
How to use a centerline to build your course.
How much a large measuring wheel costs at Home Depot.
Which spatial relationships are important to keep.
How different types of jumps and bar lengths affect your course build.
What elemental gold says if you’re caught trespassing.

Direct download: BDAPodcast145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT

In this episode (37:52)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Sarah Stremming from the Cognitive Canine about her new podcast Cog-Dog Radio and the work she’s doing with agility dogs with behavioral issues.

You Will Learn

  • Why Sarah started Cog-Dog Radio.
  • Common behavioral problems in agility dogs.
  • How your dog’s ability to take food can be a barometer for their stress level.
  • The 4 areas that Sarah looks at when she evaluates dogs.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm CDT

In this episode (34:14)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about how to start fast and finish strong in your agility runs.

You Will Learn

  • Common issues problems at the start and end of agility runs.
  • How simple, clear routines for the start and end of a run can improve your times.
  • Why dogs frequently run under the tire when it is the first obstacle.
  • Why dogs sometimes start slow.
  • Why some dogs drop bars in the opening.
  • Course design trends for opening sequences.
  • Why dogs drop the last bar and how to avoid this.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT

This is an excerpt from episode 12, taped in August of 2012.  The relevance to the recent removal of the chute is striking.

Direct download: BDAPodcast12Excerpt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm CDT

In this episode (31:03)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk about the unprecedented rapid discontinuation of the collapsed tunnel (also known as the chute) across several organizations both in the United States and abroad.

You Will Learn

  • Why the chute was discontinued
  • Which dog agility organizations have suspended use of the chute and who did it first
  • Why Joan Meyer created the video that everyone is talking about
  • the impact social media had on this issue
  • potential future fallout from this event

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Direct download: BDAPodcast142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm CDT

In this episode (18:50)

In this podcast, we chat with Liz Armstrong about theNew Beginnings Agility Trial which will be held September 16-18, 2016 in Rancho Murieta, California. Sarah and Liz talk about how this trial makes the first-time novice competitor comfortable and excited about their future in the sport of dog agility.

You’ll Learn

  • How Liz went from a newcomer to an experienced competitor that is helping to organize this trial.
  • Why it’s important that novice handlers have a good experience at their first trial.
  • How organizers plan to help novice handlers at this event.
  • How the trial appeals to experienced competitors with a Sweepstakes Premier biathlon.
  • Who the judges for this AKC trial will be and why they were asked to judge.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT

In this episode (16:38)

In this podcast, we talk about the pressures of raising the perfect agility dog, inspired by the comedy movie Bad Moms.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am CDT

In this episode (16:02)

In this episode, we discuss how to recognize and use the “test/train/adjust” cycle in your dog agility career.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

In this episode (14:57)

In this episode, we discuss common Novice patterns and how you can recognize your success even when you aren’t qualifying.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm CDT

In this episode (18:38)

In this episode, we talk with Åsa Wrede of Sweden about the future of dog agility in Sweden and Europe.

Mentioned

  • The regulation proposal for the Swedish Agility Club.
    New Height Classes and Cutoffs:
    Extra small: allowed for dogs whose withers under 28 cm (11.02 inches); jumps 10-20 cm (3.94-7.87 inches)
    Small: allowed for dogs whose withers under 35 cm (13.78 inches); jumps 20-30 cm (7.87-11.81 inches)
    Medium: allowed for dogs whose withers is 35 cm and over but under 43 cm (16.93 inches); jumps 30-40 cm (11.81-15.75 inches)
    Large: allowed for dogs whose withers is 43 cm and over but under 50 cm (19.69 inches); jumps 40-50 cm (15.75-19.69 inches)
    Extra large: allowed for dogs whose withers is 43 cm and above (16.93 inches); jumps 50-60 cm (19.69-23.62 inches)
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Direct download: BDAPodcast137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

In this episode (44:15)

In this episode, we chat with one of the judges from this year’s World Agility Open Championship, Anthony Clarke.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm CDT

In this episode (43:10)

In this podcast, we learn about the inner workings of the European Open with Team USA coach Ann Braue and Assistant Coach Mike Teh.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am CDT

In this episode (19:28)

In this podcast, we discuss how priming your dog can improve your agility performance at a trial.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5InZ0V82AkA

Direct download: BDAPodcast134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm CDT

In this episode (1:13:10)

In this podcast, we discuss the venue, surface, judges, and courses at the 2016 World Team Tryouts for the AKC. We also identify the two team members in each height that earned an automatic spot on this year’s team, and speculate who will be selected for the remaining positions based on the selection pattern from the last three years of tryouts.

 
 
Please visit the website for graphs showing the top dogs (per our own formula) from tryouts.
 
Direct download: BDAPodcast133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm CDT

In this episode (28:34)

In this podcast, we apply the concept of contrarianism to dog agility and discuss specific ways today’s handlers are trying to gain an edge in a highly competitive sport.

Direct download: BDAPodcast132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

In this episode

In this episode, we discuss how to make the agility field a mistake-free paradise for your dog, filled with rewards and enthusiasm.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm CDT

In this episode (15:53)

In this episode, we discuss how to improve your dog’s performance in the ring by shifting the bulk of your reinforcement to after your runs rather than before.

Direct download: BDAPodcast130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm CDT

In this episode (14:44)

In this podcast, we identify key areas where you may lose your connection with your dog on course.

Direct download: BDAPodcast129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm CDT

In this episode (13:43)

In this episode, we discuss the concept of “talent” in agility, and how you might improve if you don’t have any.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

In this episode (28:41)

In this podcast, we talk to repeat 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker about her recent win. We touch on mental management during the event, running contacts, and choice analysis.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm CDT

In this episode (35:54)

In this podcast, we announce the launch of our new website dedicated to sport reporting for dog agility. We discuss our thoughts, plans, and hopes for this new site.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm CDT

In this episode (35:54)

In this podcast, we talk about one change you can make in your practice to help you handle smoothly and efficiently.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CDT

In this episode (52:00)

In this podcast, we talk about dealing with personal disappointment, other people’s disappointment, and how to build an environment where failure doesn’t rob you of joy.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

In this episode (1:36:17)

In this podcast, we share our experience at Westminster and discuss the results as well as the courses, broadcast, method for determining the grand champion, and more.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am CDT

In this episode (14:27)

In this podcast, Sarah applies the concept of debugging to dog agility.

Direct download: BDAPodcast122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

In this episode (22:14)

In this podcast, we discuss strategies for dealing with over-arousal.

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See the Show Notes page for an example "inverted U" graph.

http://baddogagility.com/episode-121-dealing-with-over-arousal-in-dog-agility/

Direct download: BDAPodcast121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm CDT

In this episode (23:16)

In this podcast, we look back at the 2015 power 60 rankings, Esteban’s broken toe, and get ready for 2016.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm CDT

In this episode (31:23)

This is the fourth and final podcast in our series on “Three Aspects of Agility Training”. In this podcast, we talk about handling; choosing the right handling, evaluating your handling, and effectively training your dog to respond to your handling.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT