Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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


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

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.


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

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.


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