Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (49:13)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban talk with Leslie Eide, DVM about structuring your agility training in a way that gives you peak performance at a specific event.

You Will Learn

  • How to plan your time off from agility.
  • How to taper for an event.
  • How to design a training plan for the entire year.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast189.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT

In this episode (26:13)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban about how we can train ourselves to take risks on course.

You Will Learn

  • What desensitization is.
  • How desensitization can help us deal with the stress of trials (big and small).
  • Why experienced handlers may lose empathy for newcomers.
  • How we can use desensitization to train ourselves to take risks on course.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast188.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm CDT

In this episode (17:52)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the differences between physical and mental commitment and how this can affect your dog on course.

You Will Learn

  • How we define a dog’s commitment to an obstacle.
  • Why commitment is important.
  • How to change your dog’s commitment point.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast187.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm CDT

In this episode (19:14)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about everything your dog sees on course that you don’t.

You Will Learn

  • That dogs and people see the agility world differently.
  • Which invisible obstacles are the most common.
  • How to deal with blank spaces.
  • About shoemaking.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast186.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am CDT

In this episode (52:41)

In this podcast, Sarah and Esteban chat with Jessica Ajoux. Jessica and her border collie Fame(US) won the overall Masters Champion at this past weekend’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster held in New York City.

You Will Learn

  • Why you should consider competing at Westminster at least once.
  • How Jessica manages her dog’s energy.
  • How Jessica deals with mistakes in practice.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast185.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

In this episode (30:59)

Jennifer Crank and Lucky

Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker join Esteban to share their thoughts on the upcoming Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. They also give some advice to dog agility newcomers and discuss being “results oriented” versus “process oriented” in your approach to the sport.

 

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Direct download: BDAPodcast2018WestminsterSpecial3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am CDT

In this episode (42:18)

In February 2015, Raphael was watching the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on TV with his rescue dog Ringo and decided, in that moment, that he wanted to be there. In June of 2015, he began training in agility. And now, in February of 2018, he will compete at Westminster. Listen to their remarkable story!

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Direct download: BDAPodcast2018WestminsterSpecial2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

In this episode (19:05)

In this episode, Sarah catches up with Stacey Campbell whose rescue dog Roo! became the first “Highest Scoring Mixed Breed in Trial” at the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast2018WestminsterSpecial1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CDT

In this episode (33:36)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban expose some of the common excuses people make in dog agility.

You Will Learn

  • How excuses can have a detrimental effect on your agility experience.
  • How to identify imagined limits.
  • How to overcome the most common real limits in the sport.
  • How to accept real limitations that cannot currently be overcome.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast184.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

In this episode (40.25)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about three different phases with respect to the start line behavior, and common mistakes made by trainers in each phase.

You Will Learn

  • The most common start line mistakes that handlers make in trials, in practices, and during retraining.
  • The concept of ring sustainable training.
  • Why Esteban never rewards a dog in position at the start line.
  • A sneaky way to train and proof start lines in the trial environment.
  • How elephants avoid predators.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast183.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20pm CDT