Bad Dog Agility Podcast (podcast)

In this episode (15:11) In this podcast, we discuss latent learning in dog training and how you can take advantage of this learning leap! Mentioned Please rate and review the podcast so other listeners will find us! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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In this episode (24:58) In this podcast, we discuss the secret to ALL of dog agility. Spoiler Alert: it has nothing to do with handling. Mentioned Greg Derrett and Ultimate Agility Please rate and review the podcast so other listeners will find us! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad.

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In this episode (23:37) In this podcast, we discuss the use of verbal cues in agility including some pros and cons. Mentioned Jenny Damm’s blog post on her 2014 Agility World Championship experience Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File

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In this episode (23:59) In this podcast, we discuss the idea of the poisoned cue, how to know if your cue has become poisoned, and what you can do about it. Mentioned Clean Run Our Previous Podcast: Episode 38: Tips for Retraining Your Agility Dog Our Previous Podcast: Episode 34: Retraining Your Start Line Stay

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In this episode (17:54) We discuss the unique challenges the tire presents in dog agility. Mentioned Agility Right From the Start Our Previous Podcast: How to Generalize Behaviors with Your Novice Dog Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here

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In this episode (20:12) We discuss generalization and proofing in dog agility training, two related but different concepts. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult

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In this episode (18:56) We discuss three ways that your agility friends and classmates can help create a better training session. Mentioned Our previous podcast: Episode 8: Using a Camcorder in Training; Heat Stroke & Water Intoxication Our previous podcast: Episode 3: Start Line Stays; Online Agility Classes Our new online class: The 2014 AKC

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In this episode (53:26) In this episode we discuss the results of the 2014 FCI Agility World Championship as well as our own impressions of the event. Mentioned The official website for the 2014 Agility FCI World Championship Courses by Jos Thines, Courses by Jozef van Eester Results (look in the left hand menu for

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In this episode (17:35) In this episode we discuss how watching the agility world championship can benefit your own agility performance. Mentioned The official website for the 2014 Agility FCI World Championship Live Stream and Video on Demand by AgilityVision USA Agility Team Facebook Page Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone

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In this episode (22:06) In this episode, we talk about questioning aspects of your own agility training and creating mini-innovations to get more out of each training session with your agility dog.   Mentioned article on Chip Kelly’s influence on the NFL Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe

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In this episode (30:46) We discuss the strengths of various weave pole methods as we revisit weave training with our novice dogs. Mentioned Susan Garrett’s 2×2 Method FlashPaws Silvia Trkman’s Weaves DVD Agility Right from the Start Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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In this episode (41:33) We discuss the decline of the AKC Novice A class and what we can do to grow our sport. Mentioned our post: The Growth of AKC Games our post: The Growth of AKC Preferred and ILP/PAL over 10 Years our post: How Has AKC Agility Grown Over the Past 10 Years?

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In this episode (15:15) We discuss the psychology of the fixed vs growth mindsets and some thoughts on recognizing your own fixed mindset tendencies. Mentioned Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success“ Our previous post: How Your Mindset Affects Your Agility Performance Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or

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In this episode (20:51) We discuss applications of the abundance mindset to different aspects of dog agility including handling systems, multiple dog households, and organizations like AKC and USDAA. Mentioned Stephen R. Covey’s Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Our previous podcast on Westminster Masters Agility Championship This podcast is about the abundance

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In this episode (32:48) We discuss agility handling systems while comparing dog agility with other competitive non-dog sports. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here Sponsor Back on Track Dog agility is a demanding sport and can be difficult

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In this episode (26:54) The 20th anniversary of AKC Agility is coming up with a celebration planned for the Reliant trial in Houston, Tx in a few weeks. In this podcast, we take a trip down memory lane with former Director of AKC Agility Sharon Anderson and current Director of AKC Agility Carrie DeYoung. Mentioned

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In this episode (11:14) We discuss a strategy for addressing handling challenges that you encounter on course. Mentioned Our online VIP course at Bad Dog Agility Academy. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here
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In this episode (45:33) We discuss tips for creating a successful agility debut for your dog. Mentioned Our post “5 Tips for Trialing with Your Novice Agility Dog” which includes video of Miriya’s debut. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3

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In this episode (30:12) We discuss the 2014 International Team Tryouts; the effect of adding the European Open to the tryouts process and the team members. Mentioned The 2014 AWC Team Members Announcement The 2014 European Open Team Members Announcement The 2014 European Open: Hungary The 2014 Agility World Championship: Luxembourg Donating to the Teams

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In this episode (32:39) This is the second part of a two part interview with Denise Fenzi. Please listen to Part 1 first! In this podcast we discuss the NRM (No Reward Marker) as well as the CI (Cheerful Interrupter). Mentioned The Behavior Chain Series (starting with #1) Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Ways to Listen

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In this episode (36:12) This is the first part of a two part interview with Denise Fenzi. Denise’s passion is obedience, and yet her name is familiar to many agility handlers who look to her for information on relationship and drive. Mentioned The Behavior Chain Series (starting with #1) Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Our very

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In this episode (20:19) Inspired by Silvia Trkman’s article Busting the Myths 6, we discuss different ways to end your agility training sessions. Mentioned Silvia Trkman’s article: Busting the Myths 6 Our previous podcast on: Conditioned Emotional Response Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in

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In this episode (15:58) The AKC National Agility Championship is over, the NBA playoffs are ongoing, and the World Team Tryouts are coming up. In this podcast, we tie all these things together with a discussion of Irrational Confidence. Mentioned Game Winning 3 Pt Shot AKC World Team Tryouts Ways to Listen Subscribe to the

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In this episode (16:54) We’re discussing the Conditioned Emotional Response (CER) of the trainer (human) and how it might be affecting your agility training sessions. Mentioned Article Series by Denise Fenzi Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here
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In this episode (55:11) We’re back from the 2014 AKC National Agility Championship and sharing our thoughts on the event, the courses, and the results. Mentioned The 2014 AKC National Agility Championship Results and Course Maps Our Preview Podcast Our previous post on the wrap choice in the JWW Round. Ways to Listen Subscribe to

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In this episode (35:42) The Bad Dog Agility PowerScore ranking for the AKC National Agility Championship is back. 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 (12/1/2012 – 11/30/2013). Click Here to see the ranking spreadsheet (version 1.0).

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In this episode (28:12) In this episode, we discuss the different ways people apply positive reinforcement to their training sessions, and suggest a way to help dogs that struggle with non-reinforced repetitions. Mentioned Silvia Trkman and Bu Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

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In this episode (36:36) In this episode, we discuss the potential impact of Westminster’s live agility broadcast on the future of our sport. Mentioned Westminster Kennel Club’s Masters Agility Championship Greg Louganis as analyst Our article: “The Moneymaker Effect in Dog Agility“ Agility on TV at a Sports Bar Ways to Listen Subscribe to the

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In this episode (15:50) In this episode we discuss how we address bar knocking in practice. Mentioned Justine Davenport’s Handling Foundations Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here
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In this episode (11:58) In this episode we discuss how to expand your comfort zone by using your practice time effectively. Mentioned Our 2014 AKC National Agility Championship Prep Course Lee Gibson LiveStream Workshop Our Free Webinar “How to Analyze Your Agility Runs with the Coach’s Eye” Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on

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In this episode (19:05) In this episode we discuss how patterning both hurts and helps your dog agility training. Mentioned Silvia Trkman’s Foundation Video Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here
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In this episode (12:41) In this podcast we discuss the difference between a dream and a goal and introduce an easy 3 step process for setting your dog agility goals. Mentioned Our previous post: Achieve Your Dog Agility Goals in 2014 Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to

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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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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 (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:17am CST

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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:41pm CST

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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Direct download: BDAPodcastEpisode1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:02am CST

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