335: Getting an Adult Dog for Agility
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
8m ago
In this episode (28:37) Join us as we explore the benefits of choosing adult dogs for agility training, discussing how their known characteristics can offer advantages over starting with a puppy. We cover sources for finding adult dogs, including rescues and breed-specific rehomes, and delve into the unique benefits of choosing an adult dog for your next agility dog. You Will Learn The benefits of acquiring an adult dog for agility training. How the issue of size can be important for certain breeds. Various sources to find adult dogs suitable for agility. How the idea of control affects how p ..read more
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334: How Top Trainers Get Their Next Dog
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1w ago
In this episode (30:08) In this podcast, Jennifer, Sarah, and Esteban explain how top agility handlers get their next dog while giving their own #1 quality they look for in a new dog or puppy. You Will Learn The importance of understanding precisely what you want in a dog before beginning your search. The value of observing and interacting with a variety of agility dogs that do not belong to you. The significance of repeat breedings and why they matter. Mentioned/Related Let’s Talk Puppies! BDA Puppy Resources ..read more
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332: Agility Seminars
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
3w ago
In this episode (29:33) In this episode, Sarah, Jennifer, and Esteban touch on the evolution of seminars in the agility world, while sharing essential tips on choosing the right seminars while maximizing value and minimizing cost. You Will Learn How to choose the right seminars based on your training stage and goals. The advantages of learning from various instructors and the importance of a primary coach. Strategies for financial planning and maximizing the value of seminars. The evolving role of seminars in agility training ..read more
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331: Inside Look at AKC’s New Agility Proposals with Carrie DeYoung
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
In this episode (44:19) AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung joins the podcast to discuss the latest round of proposed changes, giving us the insider perspective on how and why these recommendations came about and what they mean for the agility community. You Will Learn The background and details of the proposed agility updates and changes. The process and considerations behind these agility regulation recommendations. The fate of the table. What exactly a “bar” jump is. How you can make suggestions to AKC agility. Mentioned/Related The latest Rules and Regulations can be found here:  ..read more
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330: Early Take Off (ETO) – Part 2
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
photo credit: Great Dane Photos In this episode (44:38) In this episode, we delve into Early Take Off (ETO) in agility dogs with our guest, Jean Lavalley. We explore the complexities of ETO, its effect on dogs’ agility performance, and share personal experiences dealing with this challenge. Make sure you listen to Part 1 first: Episode 329: Early Take Off (ETO) – Part 1 You Will Learn What Early Take Off (ETO) is and how it affects agility dogs. The common signs and symptoms of ETO. Handling adjustments for dogs with ETO. How students and instructors should approach ETO. Mentioned ..read more
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329: Early Take Off (ETO) – Part 1
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
In this episode (47:05) In this episode, we delve into Early Take Off (ETO) in agility dogs with our guest, Jean Lavalley. We explore the complexities of ETO, its effect on dogs’ agility performance, and share personal experiences dealing with this challenge. You Will Learn What Early Take Off (ETO) is and how it affects agility dogs. The common signs and symptoms of ETO. Handling adjustments for dogs with ETO. How students and instructors should approach ETO. Mentioned/Related Clean Run Focus Issue on Early Take Off You can find Set Point in Susan Salo’s jump grid book ..read more
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328: Navigating your Agility Ambitions in 2024
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
In this episode (39:04) In this episode, we share our personal agility goals for the upcoming year, as well as strategies for successfully reaching your own goals. We also discuss the importance of separating your self-worth from your agility accomplishments and failures. You Will Learn Effective strategies for setting and achieving agility training goals. How to maintain consistency and motivation in dog agility training. The value of community and connection within the agility world. Mentioned/Related Episode 325: The UKI North American Invitational Episode 44: Dog Agility Dreams & Go ..read more
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327: How Many Verbal Cues Do You Need?
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
photo credit: Great Dane Photos In this episode (48:58) In this episode, join Jennifer, Esteban, and Sarah as they delve into the world of verbal cues in dog agility. Explore the nuances of verbal versus non-verbal commands, how timing affects cues, and the impact of handler skills on training success. You Will Learn The difference between verbal and non-verbal cues in agility training. How the timing of verbal cues can impact a dog’s performance. The role of handler proficiency in the effectiveness of verbal commands. Understanding the number of verbal cues needed for effective agility train ..read more
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325: The UKI North American Invitational
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
In this episode (48:22) In this episode, Esteban and Sarah are joined by Greg Derrett, CEO and Co-founder of UKI, to discuss the inaugural UKI North American Invitational. You Will Learn The concept and logistics behind the UKI North American Invitational. Who gets invited to the event. How this invitational differs from other agility opens. The growth and future plans of UKI and the US Open. Mentioned/Related Link to the UKI North American Invitational Link to the UKI North American Invitational 2024 Documents Story of Astroturf Previous podcast covering the US West Coast Open:&n ..read more
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324: Resource for AKC Agility Course Maps
Bad Dog Agility
by Esteban & Sarah
1M ago
In this episode (32:59) In this episode, we’re joined by Sammi Flynn, the admin of a Facebook group dedicated to archiving AKC Agility course maps. This group, with over 6,300 members, collects maps from various agility trials to aid in training and competition preparation. You Will Learn The purpose of the Facebook group and its approach to collecting agility course maps. The group’s policy against critiquing maps or judges. How agility competitors use these maps for training, trend analysis, and mental puzzles. Sammi Flynn’s journey from a novice to group admin and the challenges involved ..read more
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