Dog agility training tips and discussions. We often interview agility instructors and competitors as well.
281: What Do Handlers Eat at Big Events?
In this episode (14:29) In this episode, Jennifer and Esteban share their not-so-secret agility trial eating habits with Sarah.
You Will Learn What Jennifer and Esteban eat at big agility events. How they time their meals around agility runs. What snacks they prefer for quick energy. The #1 thing agility competitors forgot to consume, especially in the winter.
280: NAC Wrap-Up with Judge Tim Verrelli
In this episode (1:08:22) In this episode, Sarah and Esteban welcome special guest Tim Verrelli, judge of the AKC National Agility Championship Finals. Podcast co-host Jennifer Crank doubles as a special guest as she won the 16″ Finals at this event.
You Will Learn Who won the NAC and PNAC titles this year. Which podcast participant has been doing agility the longest. What breeds Tim has run in agility. When Tim designed the Finals course. Why Esteban loved the Finals course. What obstacle replaces the chute in AKC. How Jennifer won her 2nd NAC in 3 years with P!nk with the fastest time in all heights. How the ESPN broadcast affected the Finals. Why ESPN cut 10 dogs out of the Finals broadcast on ESPN2. How livestream comments about preferred dogs created a controversy. When and where the Premier Cup will take place. Mentioned/Related Esteban’s AKC NAC Finals Map Analysis Watch Jennifer and P!nk's Winning Run
279: Pinwheel Problems
In this episode (17:57) In this episode, the BDA team discusses one of the most classic jump sequences in all of agility: the pinwheel.
You Will Learn What a pinwheel is. How most people handle pinwheels. Problems people encounter on pinwheels. Why dogs sometimes mistakenly turn away from the handler on pinwheels. How to handle pinwheels better. How to vary your reinforcement schedule to help your dog stay motivated on pinwheels.
278: How to Help Your Dog the Right Way
In this episode (18:56) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss how to help our dog be successful and improve their learning at the same time.
You Will Learn Why helping your dog be correct doesn’t always teach your dog the right lesson. How you can help your dog without changing your handling. Why it’s helpful to work through problems when they occur. Mentioned/Related How to Help Your Agility Dog Get It Right On the Job Training using Placement of Reward
277: What Are Your Nerves Telling You?
In this episode (34:35) In this episode, Sarah, Jennifer, and Esteban share their own experiences with nerves before an agility run.
You Will Learn What you can learn from your nerves. How you can alleviate your nerves by taking a closer look. How nerves change depending on the dog on and context. How great athletes handle nerves at big events. Mentioned/Related Are you 98% excited and 2% scared? Or 98% scared and 2% excited? 🙂 Episode 169: Creating a Crate to Crate Routine
276: Building Success
In this episode (34:35) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss the process of constructing a building for agility.
You Will Learn What goes into building a space for agility. What factors were most important to Jennifer. The pros and cons of renting out your space. The maintenance requirements of different surfaces. The timeline of Jennifer’s building from the first stake in the ground to when she was given the keys!. Mentioned/Related The turf Jennifer used is True Turf from GrassTex.
always great listening
how do they know what i’m struggling with or am interested in learning about!? great must listen podcast for dog agility enthusiasts
Learning all about agility
As I am new to agility I’m really enjoying listening to all the podcasts starting at beginning
Good information but not good as podcast without video