Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (40:08)

In this episode, reigning AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker joins the podcast to talk about puppies!

You Will Learn

  • 3 tips for working with puppies
  • How to set your own expectations for your puppy
  • Why your dog may not actually be a reflection of your training

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Direct download: BDAPodcast218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07pm CDT

In this episode (29:08)

In this episode, 2019 Crufts Championship Winner and British Open Winner Dan Shaw joins the podcast.

You Will Learn

  • How Dan got his start in agility.
  • How Geek got his name.
  • Why Dan values calm and thoughtful over frantic.
  • How Dan gets an amazing teeter performance.
  • Whether or not Dan’s next dog will have running contacts.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am CDT

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!

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

Mentioned/Related

Direct download: BDAPodcast216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm CDT

In this episode (22:33)

In this episode, AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung stops by to talk about the AKC’s newest marquee event–the AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM.

You Will Learn

  • Why this event is happening.
  • Who was invited to compete and why.
  • How the event will be structured and run.
  • How the $10,000 prize pool will be distributed.
  • Plans for the future of this event.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast215.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm CDT

In this episode (20:02)

In this episode, Jennifer and Sarah address the differences between training a skill that encourages a thoughtful response from the dog and training a skill in a higher drive state.

You Will Learn

  • Why you need to recognize whether you are encouraging a thoughtful response or a more action-oriented response.
  • How to bridge the gap between thinking and action.
  • How to manipulate food to increase your dog’s drive for the reward.
  • How to manipulate toys to decrease your dog’s drive for the reward.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast214.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm CDT

In this episode (31:15)

In this podcast, Jennifer and Esteban interview Perry DeWitt, the Masters Agility Champion from this year’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster.

You Will Learn

  • All about border collie Verb.
  • How Perry uses a strict visualization routine in agility.
  • Why Perry’s agility career was possibly delayed by 5 years.
  • The top 10 dogs registered in the AKC in 2017 and why it matters to dog agility.

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Watch Perry and Verb

Direct download: BDAPodcast213.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07am CDT

In this episode (26:09)

In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban address the question of whether or not agility handlers should use video analysis.

You Will Learn

  • How video review is different from video analysis.
  • How most people analyze videos today.
  • The relationship between video analysis and visualization.
  • Common barriers to video analysis

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Direct download: BDAPodcast212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

In this episode (14:59)

In this episode, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban talk about the important of handling flexibility in dog agility.

You Will Learn

  • How handling flexibility can help you run better on course.
  • Two types of handling flexibility.
  • How to develop flexibility in training sessions.

Mentioned/Related

Direct download: BDAPodcast211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm CDT

In this episode (33:35)

In this episode, the BDA team discusses goal setting for big agility events.

You Will Learn

  • The difference between a dream and a goal.
  • How to create goals based on a specific agility event.
  • Specific examples of goals from Jennifer and Esteban.
  • What to do with your goals after the event.

Mentioned/Related

Direct download: BDAPodcast210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

In this episode (31:50)

In this podcast, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban discuss the blind cross; the pros, the cons, and tips to avoid common mistakes.

You Will Learn

  • How the blind cross can help people who lose their place on course.
  • How the blind cross can help people with physical limitations.
  • Why blind crosses may require the handler to be further ahead than the front cross.
  • Two common mistakes to avoid when executing a blind cross.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am CDT

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