Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (54:57)

In this episode, Denise Fenzi returns to the podcast to talk about the common strategies that we use to help our dogs cope with distractions and anxiety-provoking situations in agility.

You Will Learn

  • the relationship between a dog’s emotional state and agility performance
  • how counterconditioning should work
  • why distraction training often fails
  • how to build your dog’s confidence

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Direct download: BDAPodcast233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

In this episode (56:52)

In this episode, Tamás Tráj joins the podcast to discuss course design, safety and international agility.

You Will Learn

  • How Tamás approaches course design.
  • Why Hungary added a 4th jump height.
  • What factors are influencing the possible addition of jump heights to FCI agility.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am CST

In this episode (38:52)

Dr. Amy Cook joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about noise sensitivity in agility dogs. Dr. Cook earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and has been training dogs and dog trainers for 25 years. Part 2 of 2.

You Will Learn

  • Why agility dogs can be very sensitive to noises.
  • Common noises that often cause problems for agility dogs.
  • How to implement the solution to noise issues.
  • What type of conditioning you need to fix the problem.
  • How to “prehab” rather than “rehab” your agility dog.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23am CST

In this episode (35:32)

Dr. Amy Cook joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about noise sensitivity in agility dogs. Dr. Cook earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and has been training dogs and dog trainers for 25 years. Part 1 of 2.

You Will Learn

  • Why agility dogs can be very sensitive to noises.
  • Common noises that often cause problems for agility dogs.
  • How to implement the solution to noise issues.
  • What type of conditioning you need to fix the problem.
  • How to “prehab” rather than “rehab” your agility dog.

Mentioned/Related

Direct download: BDAPodcast230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm CST

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