Bad Dog Agility Podcast

In this episode (55:04)

This podcast is taken from a live video presentation. In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer use the front cross as an example to show you how to advance from one stage of competence to the next.

You Will Learn

  • How to use the knowledge-execution paradigm to advance your skills.
  • The how, what, where, when, and why of front crossing.
  • Why you should practice without the dog.
  • How you add speed to your own handling.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

In this episode (38:23)

This podcast is taken from a live video presentation. In this podcast, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer discuss how handlers acquire competence in dog agility. Instructors usually talk about training the dog, but we believe the handler has even more to learn than the dog!

You Will Learn

  • How to apply the four stages of competence to dog agility.
  • How determining your stage of competence can reduce your frustrations.
  • How agility handling is like driving a car.
  • The stage where most agility trainers get stuck.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm CST

In this episode (42:42)

In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah, and Esteban share their thoughts on two buzzwords for contact performance: “consistency” and “criteria”.

You Will Learn

  • Why instructors emphasize consistency.
  • How altering your criteria at a trial creates a range of behaviors from your dog.
  • How to fix broken contacts.
  • Why dogs creep down contacts.

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Direct download: BDAPodcast257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm CST

In this episode (34:37)

In this episode, we share numerous examples of proofing that you can do with your dog while training. Proofing in practice will give you better performance in the ring as your dog will feel more confident.

You Will Learn

  • Why you should proof against distractions that you will likely see at agility trials.
  • The most common distractions a novice dog faces in the ring.
  • At what point in training you should start proofing.

Mentioned/Related

Direct download: BDAPodcast256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

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