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Bad Dog Agility Podcast

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

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

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76 Ratings
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Learning all about agility

By Melle-lighting - Feb 06 2020
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As I am new to agility I’m really enjoying listening to all the podcasts starting at beginning

This is the best

By BuddytheDoberman - Jul 15 2018
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My dog is a Doberman 6yrs old and was abused. But these techniques helped me. Love this so much!!!!

iTunes Ratings

76 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
5
0
1
1

Learning all about agility

By Melle-lighting - Feb 06 2020
Read more
As I am new to agility I’m really enjoying listening to all the podcasts starting at beginning

This is the best

By BuddytheDoberman - Jul 15 2018
Read more
My dog is a Doberman 6yrs old and was abused. But these techniques helped me. Love this so much!!!!
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Bad Dog Agility Podcast

Latest release on Jun 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Episode 43: Susan Garrett Interview on Positive Training and Handling Systems

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In this episode (30:12) Susan Garrett joins the podcast to discuss positive dog training, her recent adjustments to her own system of handling, and her upcoming projects. In typical Susan Garrett fashion, she pushed us outside of our comfort zone and requested a video interview! You can listen to the podcast or watch the video.Click here to read the full article →

Dec 11 2013

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Rank #2: 147: Susan Garrett on Dropped Bars

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In this episode (54:46)

Sarah and Esteban talk with Susan Garrett about helping your dog drop less bars.

You Will Learn
  • Susan Garrett’s protocol for knocked bars, and which dogs it’s appropriate for.
  • Common training mistakes people make when addressing bar knocking.
  • If you should be quiet when your dog is jumping.
  • How to help your dog avoid brushing wings/uprights.
  • How Response Cost influences a dog’s bar knocking.
  • The importance of jump training, handling, and strength and conditioning for success.
  • How Susan trains jumping with her young dog.
  • The next big challenge in dog agility.
  • The significance of a rhetorical question.
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Oct 19 2016

54mins

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Rank #3: Episode 77: The Secret to All of Dog Agility

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In this episode (24:58) In this podcast, we discuss the secret to ALL of dog agility. Spoiler Alert: it has nothing to do with handling. Mentioned Greg Derrett and Ultimate Agility Please rate and review the podcast so other listeners will find us! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad.Click here to read the full article →

Nov 21 2014

24mins

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Rank #4: 199: How to Speed Up Your Agility Dog

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In this episode (37:20)

In this podcast, we discuss how you can improve your dog’s time by focusing on efficiency on course and increasing your dog’s natural speed and drive.

You Will Learn
  • How the format of the Incredible Dog Challenge differs from all other agility trials.
  • Why your dog doesn’t always need to run faster to get faster times.
  • Three quick tips to improve your dog’s speed.
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Jun 15 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: Episode 3: Start Line Stays; Online Agility Classes

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In this episode (13:56) Training Tip: Taking start lines out of your agility training. News Topic: Five tips to help you pick an online agility course. Mentioned Introduce Our Next Podcast! Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Download the MP3 File Here (Right Click and Save As…)

May 11 2012

13mins

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Rank #6: 126: Dog Agility NOW

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In this episode (35:54)

In this podcast, we announce the launch of our new website dedicated to sport reporting for dog agility. We discuss our thoughts, plans, and hopes for this new site.

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Mar 16 2016

11mins

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Rank #7: Episode 22: Secrets to Super Agility Performance – Part 1

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In this episode (27:18) Regardless of handling system, contact method, or jumping program, improving your timing of reinforcement and defining clear criteria can help you troubleshoot problems in your performance. We discuss several of the more common issues in agility, including dropped bars, contact obstacle performance, dogs that slow down, and handler focused dogs. MentionedClick here to read the full article →

Oct 31 2012

27mins

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Rank #8: Episode 15: Kathy Sdao Interview – Part 1

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In this episode (32:11) We welcome Kathy Sdao to the podcast. Time to talk science, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, and cuing. This is part 1 of the interview, you can listen to part 2 here. Mentioned Clicker Expo The four quadrants of Operant Conditioning. What is a Venn diagram? Wonk : a person preoccupied withClick here to read the full article →

Sep 14 2012

32mins

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Rank #9: 233: Changing Your Agility Dog’s Unwanted Behavior

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In this episode (54:57)

In this episode, Denise Fenzi returns to the podcast to talk about the common strategies that we use to help our dogs cope with distractions and anxiety-provoking situations in agility.

You Will Learn
  • the relationship between a dog’s emotional state and agility performance
  • how counterconditioning should work
  • why distraction training often fails
  • how to build your dog’s confidence
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Oct 31 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Episode 7: Daisy Peel Interview on Mental Management

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In this episode (38:59) Special guest Daisy Peel joins the podcast to discuss mental management and its role in agility training and competition. Mentioned Daisy Peel’s book, live seminars, and classes on mental management Lanny Bassham’s With Winning in Mind, and Freedom Flight – The Origins of Mental Power; both available on Kindle Our collectiveClick here to read the full article →

Jun 22 2012

38mins

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Rank #11: 156: How to Practice Effectively

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In this episode (22:14)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban help you practice dog agility more effectively, producing maximal results with minimal time.

You Will Learn
  • What exactly constitutes “practice” when you’re training dog agility.
  • How being on the edge of your comfort zone is critical to a successful practice.
  • Why you should avoid Facebook when you train.
  • How elite athletes use relatively short but frequent sessions with breaks to maximize performance.
  • Why you should incorporate visualization into your practice routine.
  • Who’s better at grammar; Isaac or Sarah?
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Mar 09 2017

22mins

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Rank #12: Episode 60: Preparing for Your Novice Debut

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In this episode (45:33) We discuss tips for creating a successful agility debut for your dog. Mentioned Our post “5 Tips for Trialing with Your Novice Agility Dog” which includes video of Miriya’s debut. Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3Click here to read the full article →

Jun 18 2014

45mins

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Rank #13: 171: Obstacle Focus vs Handler Focus in Dog Agility

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In this episode (17:43)

In this episode, Sarah and Esteban talk about the concept of handler focus versus obstacle focus, and how to apply it to your own agility training.

You Will Learn
  • What it means for your dog to be handler-focused or obstacle-focused.
  • Which focus you need in order to excel in agility.
  • How a dog’s focus can be obstacle-dependent.

Aug 04 2017

17mins

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Rank #14: Episode 76: Verbal Cues in Dog Agility

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In this episode (23:37) In this podcast, we discuss the use of verbal cues in agility including some pros and cons. Mentioned Jenny Damm’s blog post on her 2014 Agility World Championship experience Ways to Listen Subscribe to the podcast on your iPhone or iPad. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Download the MP3 FileClick here to read the full article →

Nov 07 2014

23mins

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Rank #15: 134: Priming Your Dog Before and Agility Trial

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In this episode (19:28)

In this podcast, we discuss how priming your dog can improve your agility performance at a trial.

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May 27 2016

19mins

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Rank #16: 117: Drive for Agility (Three Aspects of Agility Training Part 2)

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In this episode (50:33)

This is the second podcast in our series on “Three Aspects of Agility Training”. In this podcast, we talk all about drive in the context of your agility performance. We define drive, discuss how you can build it, and explain the mistakes to avoid that will reduce your dog’s drive for dog agility.

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Nov 21 2015

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Rank #17: 232: Interview with FCI Judge Tamás Tráj

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In this episode (56:52)

In this episode, Tamás Tráj joins the podcast to discuss course design, safety and international agility.

You Will Learn
  • How Tamás approaches course design.
  • Why Hungary added a 4th jump height.
  • What factors are influencing the possible addition of jump heights to FCI agility.
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Oct 24 2019

56mins

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Rank #18: Episode 10: Training with Food; Training with a Clicker

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In this episode (23:57) Training Tip: Use food effectively in your agility training with several different methods. Agility Topic: We discuss how the use of the clicker has evolved in agility training. Mentioned Udder Tug Toy Agility Right from the Start Silvia Trkman Sponsor AdvoAgility AdvoAgility specializes in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energyClick here to read the full article →

Aug 03 2012

23mins

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Rank #19: 87: Improving Your Course Memorization

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In this episode (21:03)

In this podcast, we discuss how to use your time effectively before, during, and after the walkthrough to reduce forgetfulness on course. We also discuss some tips for improving your course memorization skills.

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Feb 13 2015

21mins

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Rank #20: Episode 102: International Man of Mystery Howard Boyle

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In this episode (45:54)

Howard Boyle is a Houston, Texas based agility competitor who routinely travels around the world to compete in the sport of dog agility. He recently traveled to the Bailiwick of Jersey, an island off the coast of France, to compete in the Jersey European Agility Festival.

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May 28 2015

45mins

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