Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (1:25:53)

In this podcast, UKI founder Greg Derrett joins Esteban and Sarah to talk about UKI’s new “At Home Agility By Video”.

You Will Learn

  • Why UKI created this program.
  • How UKI plans to keep competitors and dogs safe.
  • How challenging the courses will be.
  • Why the US Open dates were changed.
  • How agility organizations are coping with shut downs.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

In this episode (28:22)

In this podcast, we talk about two different handler strategies: reaction and anticipation. Many times during a run, a handler will react to an action by their dog—the dog does something (good or bad) and the handler decides what to do next based on what the dog does. At other times, a handler will anticipate that their dog will do something (usually good) and make a decision BEFORE the dog acts. Confused? Listen to the podcast!

You Will Learn

  • How competitors REACT or ANTICIPATE when they run courses.
  • When you should strive to anticipate your dog’s actions on course.
  • When you should react to your dog’s actions on course.
  • How the presence of refusals shape handlers to favor reaction over anticipation.
  • The difference between a dog’s mental and physical commitment to an obstacle.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm CST

In this episode (31:28)

In this episode, 2020 Crufts Championship Winner Dan Shaw joins the podcast.

You Will Learn

  • How the coronavirus crisis changed the Crufts event.
  • Dan’s strategy for the preliminary rounds.
  • Why Dan prefers to NOT run last in Finals.
  • How you can train with Dan online.
  • Where Dan will put his dog training focus during the time that agility shows are suspended.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm CST

In this episode (48:08)

In this episode, Esteban and Sarah discuss what you should know about the Coronavirus outbreak in order to protect yourself and your dogs.

You Will Learn

  • How to find the most accurate, up-to-date information about the Coronavirus
  • Why this outbreak is different from past Coronavirus outbreaks
  • Which people are at the highest risk for dying
  • Which preventative measures you should take
  • Why you should protect your dog from getting the virus
  • How the Coronavirus compares to influenza (the flu)

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Direct download: BDAPodcast244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm CST

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