243 episodes

Dog agility training tips and discussions. We often interview agility instructors and competitors as well.

Bad Dog Agility Podcast Esteban & Sarah

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Dog agility training tips and discussions. We often interview agility instructors and competitors as well.

    239: How to Pick the Right Agility Organization for Your Dog

    239: How to Pick the Right Agility Organization for Your Dog

    In this episode (25:42) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss how to pick the right agility organization for your debut and your agility career.
    You Will Learn The biggest factors that will affect your choice of agility organization. Why you don’t REALLY have to choose. Which organizations have rules that are favorable to new agility teams. Mentioned/Related Episode 237: AKC 2020 Rule Changes Including Fix and Go and For Exhibition Only Thinking About Using FNG or FEO at Your Next AKC Agility Trial? Episode 182: Choose Your Own Agility Adventure

    • 25 min
    238: Westminster 2020 Preview

    238: Westminster 2020 Preview

    In this episode (30:03) In this episode, Director of Westminster Companion Events joins Sarah and Esteban to talk about the upcoming Masters Championship at Westminster, including important changes for both competitors and viewers.
    You Will Learn What upgrades Westminster has made for competitors. How you can view the preliminary rounds on livestream. Which network the Finals will be broadcast on tape delay. Who the judges are for this year. How the prize pool will be distributed. Why Meet the Breeds will not take place in conjunction with agility this year. Fix and Go at Westminster After the podcast, we received confirmation from Paul Campanella, Director of Agility for the Westminster Kennel Club, that Fix and Go WILL be allowed during the Preliminary rounds at the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. However, FNG runs are scored as an E, and an E in a preliminary round disqualifies the team for the finals. Fix and Go will NOT be permitted during the Finals.
    Mentioned/Related Watch the Finals on FS1 Sunday February 9th, 2020 8pm to 10pm EST Click here to find FS1 on your cable provider. Watch the preliminary rounds live with the Westminster Kennel Club app. Previous Westminster Posts If you’re going to the event and want to immerse yourself in all things Westminster, here’s a list of all of our previous Westminster coverage.
    Bad Dog Agility’s 2019 Westminster Wrap-Up 2019 Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Archive Episode 213: Interview with Westminster Champion Perry DeWitt Bad Dog Agility’s 2018 Westminster Wrap-Up Episode 185: Interview with Westminster Champion Jessica Ajoux 2018 Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Archive Westminster Special: Round Table with Jennifer Crank and Sarah Baker Westminster Special: Living the Dream; Novice to Westminster Westminster Special: Mutt Hysteria (Catching Up With Stacey and Roo!) Episode 177: Westminster Preview with Paul Campanella Episode 153: Interview with 2017 Westminster Champion John Nys Bad Dog Agility Goes to Westminster 2016 Episode 123: The 2016 Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Is the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Valuable to Dog Agility? Episode 88: Cesar Millan Crashes Westminster Agility Episode 48: Westminster Masters Agility Championship on Live TV The Moneymaker Effect in Dog Agility

    • 30 min
    237: AKC 2020 Rule Changes Including Fix and Go and For Exhibition Only

    237: AKC 2020 Rule Changes Including Fix and Go and For Exhibition Only

    In this episode (53:32) In this episode, AKC Executive Field Representative Kitty Bradley joins the podcast to explain the new rule changes for the American Kennel Club.
    You Will Learn Why the AKC is allowing a third tunnel option. How the AKC is addressing the issue of spacing between jumps. Why you should remove the tape from your weave poles. What is “Fix And Go” and how is it different from “For Exhibition Only”. Mentioned/Related Judges Blog: For Exhibition Only (FEO) & Fix and Go On Approved (Part 1) Judges Blog: For Exhibition Only (FEO) & Fix and Go On (Part 2) – Judging Information AKC Judges Blog 2020 Rule Changes for AKC

    • 53 min
    236: Enjoy Your Way to Success

    236: Enjoy Your Way to Success

    In this episode (32:29) In this episode, we discuss how to enjoy your training and use that enjoyment to create greater success in dog agility.
    You Will Learn Why enjoyment is important for your mental state. How enjoyment can get you to success more quickly. Why you should focus on daily “little wins”. What we’ve learned from playing Fortnite. Mentioned/Related Episode 58: The Rocky Road to Success Episode 157: The Comparison Trap

    • 32 min
    235: Our New Puppies Teach Us Five Lessons

    235: Our New Puppies Teach Us Five Lessons

    In this episode (26:15) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban share some things they’ve learned from raising two puppies at the same time.
    You Will Learn how puppy personalities affect training if fear periods are real how puppies comunicate why puppies are not small dogs how dog people idealize previous dogs

    • 26 min
    234: Getting the Most Out of Your NQ Runs

    234: Getting the Most Out of Your NQ Runs

    In this episode (20:37) In this episode, we discuss how to use non qualifying runs to improve your agility.
    You Will Learn Why taping non qualifying runs is important. Why we set up problem sequences from trials as soon as possible. How to use non qualifying runs to boost your confidence for future trials.

    • 20 min

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