32 episodes

Are you ready? Steady, Ok go! We're here to edutain you about the world of dog agility. Join us as we discuss our journeys, share our successes, laughs and failures. We talk about training and effective ways to work with your teammate. We will be joined by special guests. Help us grow the sport that we love. Every journey is different, but they all start with the startline. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startlinepod/support

Startline Michele Levitt & Cara Armour

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Are you ready? Steady, Ok go! We're here to edutain you about the world of dog agility. Join us as we discuss our journeys, share our successes, laughs and failures. We talk about training and effective ways to work with your teammate. We will be joined by special guests. Help us grow the sport that we love. Every journey is different, but they all start with the startline. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startlinepod/support

    Episode 32 - The 2021 AKC Agility Invitationals

    Episode 32 - The 2021 AKC Agility Invitationals

    Hey agility addicts! We're BACK ... AGAIN. 



    Sorry for another hiatus, let's just say that life has interrupted our podcasting plans again. But never fear, we aren't going anywhere. 



    This episode covers the 2021 AKC Agility Invitationals, which we BOTH were fortunate enough to attend this year. This was Cara's third time attending and Michele's first! Hear about initial reactions, expectations and results. We had different goals and we both learned some things for our next agility adventures. We recap the event from the drive there and back and talk about some of our friends' journeys too. Want to know how you can try to qualify? Curious about the vendors and the swag? What about finals and what it takes to make it there? We cover it all! 



    We're glad to be back... AGAIN! 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 31 - Regional Differences

    Episode 31 - Regional Differences

    We're BACK! 

    Sorry for the slight hiatus but Michele and I have had a crazy summer. We added puppies, travel, job changes, more projects, more trial work and so on and so forth! We are busy but we wanted to get back to what we love, talking about agility!

    We're thrilled to bring you the regional differences episode. We posted a survey and got a lot of great responses. Sorry, we didn't say it was AKC specific, some of you took offense to that but we've never hidden that in our podcast.

    Listen to what the respondents have to say about what they call their contacts, handling maneuvers, what services people primarily trial on, how late trials run and so much more! 

    We're excited to be back! 


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 30 - Traveling

    Episode 30 - Traveling

    Have fun playing your favorite game in a new place! Michele and Cara share a bunch of tips on how you can travel safely to agility trials outside of your home-turf. 


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 29 - Areas of Opportunity

    Episode 29 - Areas of Opportunity

    Learn how to make a good trial great. What factors fill trials, what makes exhibitors keep coming back year after year?

    Here is a the checklist for trial chairs. We're here to help you with ideas on how to fill trials in your area, keep exhibitors coming back and even marketing for you. What can you do to help the novice exhibitors who are the future of our sport? We want to help with that!

    Novice exhibitors, here's a checklist of what can make your experience better. Did you have a good or bad experience at a trial? We want to help make all of your trialing amazing.

    Share your ideas as well. These checklists barely scrape the surface. 


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    • 54 min
    Episode 28 - AKC Agility Premier Cup

    Episode 28 - AKC Agility Premier Cup

    Get a blind review and reaction to Cara's experience at the AKC Agility Premier Cup, meaning Michele had no idea how things went! We usually talk before we record but we decided to go with a natural reaction. Learn about the amazing event in this episode, the happy the humbling and the haunting. 


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    • 1 hr
    Triple Threat Interview Series - Michael Teh

    Triple Threat Interview Series - Michael Teh

    We couldn't call this just a judge interview because Michael Teh is so much more than that! Mike is a judge, trial secretary and trainer. And because of his diversity in the agility community, we're going to need another interview with him or more. 

    This is a great surface dive into all the different aspects of an agility trial from someone that wears many hats. At the end of the day Mike has a great message, no matter what hat he's wearing, he just wants us to enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Molly/Annie ,

Super helpful!

Absolutely love the judges series! I am one year into agility and have learn so many little details about agility trials, from tips on entries, to details that occur around organizing trials. Thanks for providing this resource for me! And I love my collars from your sponsor!

BG&L ,

Enjoyable and Informative Listen!

Enjoyable discussions filled with good ideas and suggestions on how to traverse the agility world. I've enjoyed the interview, life hacks and everything in-between. Definitely a good listen for the new agility competitor, but also worthwhile for the tried and true competitor.

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