Best Dogagility podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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Dog agility training tips and discussions. We often interview agility instructors and competitors as well.
 
A behind-the-scenes look into the reality of dog training, behavior, teaching, and learning. We love our dogs, we love our jobs, but sometimes it's not all unicorns and rainbows. Sometimes at the end of the day, you just need a drink and friend who gets it. We'll keep it fun, and keep it real.
 
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In this episode (20:45) Jennifer, Sarah, and Esteban discuss how agility handlers can maximize their Return On Investment (ROI) in dog training. You Will Learn How you can use ROI to decide what skills to train in practice. How to avoid a negative ROI. How eliminating unnecessary training can help you get better, faster.…
 
In this episode, I'm talking about the important connection between your dog's motivation in a training session and your own training mechanics. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/96 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com ...…
 
In this episode, Norwegian dog trainer Morten Egtvedt joins me for an in-depth discussion on the practical and nerdy aspects of behavior chains in dog training. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/95 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.cli ...…
 
In this episode, we are doing a sort of grab bag Q&A. You asked the questions, and I did my best to answer them. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/94 This podcast is supported by Life Skills Self-Study Course www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/…urses/4364
 
In this episode, we're diving into the connection between behavior and genetics in dogs. I'm joined by Dr. Jessica Hekman, who is a postdoctoral associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she researches how genetics affect behavior in pet and working dogs.
 
This week we are returning to our series all about Foundations and talking about Foundations for Agility. Joining us are my friends and authors of the book Agility Right From the Start, Eva and Emelie from Carpe Momentum. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/92 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Tra ...…
 
This week we continue our conversation about that mystical dog training unicorn: Loose Leash Walking. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/91 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success. Learn more here: shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience…
 
Loose leash walking (aka: the holy grail of dog training) is hands down the most requested behavior of all time from pet clients. It's also a topic of much debate on dog training circles. This episode is the first part in a series because there is just SO much I could say about loose leash walking. Believe it or not, I have opinions! For full s ...…
 
In this episode, Steve White and I discuss the pros and cons of using labels when communicating, how we might change our communication tactics depending on who we're talking to and what to keep in mind when having a conversation using labels. For full show notes, visit: www.hannahbranigan.dog/podcast/89 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obed ...…
 
In this episode (27:29) In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban talk about success in the sport of dog agility: how do we define it and how do our perceptions of success influence our training and trialing? You Will Learn The difference between traditional and non-traditional definitions of success in agility. How to define your own succes ...…
 
In this episode (35:19) Dr. Schaezler joins the BDA podcast to prepare you and your dog for the dangers of summer, 2019 edition. You will learn about the health impact of: acute water intoxication heat stroke drinking puddles drinking ocean water chlorinated and salt water pools hurricane prep microchipping encountering possums, raccoons, and c ...…
 
In this episode (30:03) Members of the Aces High Flyball Team that won Crufts join Sarah and Esteban to talk about breeding, raising, training, and competing with their dogs in the great sport of flyball. You Will Learn Traits that make great flyball dogs. Why Whippets are gaining popularity as sport dogs. Why flyball competitors value tugging. ...…
 
In this episode, some of my closest training friends and I discuss "zoomies", including what they are, whether or not they are good or bad, where we see them in training and what to do if they become a problem. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/88 This podcast is supported by Awesome Obedience: https://shop.clickert ...…
 
In this episode (21:58) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer share six things you can do today to help your dogs that gets distracted or shuts down in training or trialing. You Will Learn How to increase your rate of reinforcement to keep your distracted dog engaged. How a focus on transitions changed how Jennifer teaches live classes. How to us ...…
 
In this episode, Peter Amelia and I get real nerdy about things like building a bulletproof recall (especially with competing reinforcers), improving your training skills by working with multiple breeds/species and how to keep the natural history of the animal in mind and use it to your advantage. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstrain ...…
 
In this episode (36:12) In this episode, Jennifer Crank shares her experience as the 16″ winner at the inaugural AKC Agility Premier Cup by EEM. You Will Learn How the event was run. Who won the $10,000 prize pool. What was in the VIP area for competitors. Mentioned/Related Episode 215: The 2019 AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM Course M ...…
 
In this episode, Bobbie Lyons and I discuss when to incorporate fitness training, the skills and behaviors we should prioritize with a puppy or young dog, exercises we should limit/avoid and equipment needed. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/86 This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: www.wonderpupstraining.com/pro ...…
 
In this episode (43:55) In this episode, Sarah, Esteban and Jennifer share how they are using 8 tips to improve their attitudes in agility! You Will Learn Which specific actions to take when you’re having a bad day. Why you should surround yourself with positive people. The value of complimenting a stranger. Why it’s important to give your inst ...…
 
In this episode (40:08) In this episode, reigning AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker joins the podcast to talk about puppies! You Will Learn 3 tips for working with puppies How to set your own expectations for your puppy Why your dog may not actually be a reflection of your training Mentioned/Related Sarah Baker’s online class: “Agil ...…
 
You may remember back to episode #76 where Emelie and I talked about how we had both gotten new puppies around the same time and how important it is to set ourselves and our puppies up for success. Well, now those puppies are teenagers, but we are still very much thinking about (and talking about in this episode) what we can do with our trainin ...…
 
In this episode, we discuss the most important foundation skills for gun dogs, how these skills differ from other sports, and misconceptions about raising a puppy for hunting/retrieving. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/84 This podcast is supported by Zero to CD: www.wonderpupstraining.com/programs/z2cd/…
 
In this episode (29:08) In this episode, 2019 Crufts Championship Winner and British Open Winner Dan Shaw joins the podcast. You Will Learn How Dan got his start in agility. How Geek got his name. Why Dan values calm and thoughtful over frantic. How Dan gets an amazing teeter performance. Whether or not Dan’s next dog will have running contacts ...…
 
In this episode (1:12:03) In this episode, the 2019 AKC 20″ National Agility Champion Sarah Baker teams up with Jennifer and Esteban to bring you the wrap up for nationals! You Will Learn how many dogs have won multiple AKC nationals finals the qualifying rate in finals over the past 3 years how the 8″ class has changed over the past 3 years ho ...…
 
This episode explores the problem with Chaining Theory with Dr. Alliston Reid. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/83 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95
 
In this episode, I go over some tips to apply to your training so that you can successfully build distance into your behaviors. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/82 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95
 
In this episode (22:33) In this episode, AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung stops by to talk about the AKC’s newest marquee event–the AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM. You Will Learn Why this event is happening. Who was invited to compete and why. How the event will be structured and run. How the $10,000 prize pool will be distribut ...…
 
This episode explores confidence and conditioning with Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC). For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/81 For info on our affiliate sponsor, visit: smartanimaltraining.com/?aff=95
 
In this episode (20:02) In this episode, Jennifer and Sarah address the differences between training a skill that encourages a thoughtful response from the dog and training a skill in a higher drive state. You Will Learn Why you need to recognize whether you are encouraging a thoughtful response or a more action-oriented response. How to bridge ...…
 
My book, Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success, was recently released and I'm excited to be talking about it with you on the podcast. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/80 To purchase the book, visit: https://shop.clickertraining.com/products/awesome-obedience…
 
In this episode (31:15) In this podcast, Jennifer and Esteban interview Perry DeWitt, the Masters Agility Champion from this year’s Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. You Will Learn All about border collie Verb. How Perry uses a strict visualization routine in agility. Why Perry’s agility career was possibly delayed by 5 years. The to ...…
 
In this episode (26:09) In this episode, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban address the question of whether or not agility handlers should use video analysis. You Will Learn How video review is different from video analysis. How most people analyze videos today. The relationship between video analysis and visualization. Common barriers to video analys ...…
 
In this episode (14:59) In this episode, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban talk about the important of handling flexibility in dog agility. You Will Learn How handling flexibility can help you run better on course. Two types of handling flexibility. How to develop flexibility in training sessions. Mentioned/Related The 2019 Nationals Prep Course whic ...…
 
In this episode (33:35) In this episode, the BDA team discusses goal setting for big agility events. You Will Learn The difference between a dream and a goal. How to create goals based on a specific agility event. Specific examples of goals from Jennifer and Esteban. What to do with your goals after the event. Mentioned/Related Episode 189: How ...…
 
In this episode (31:50) In this podcast, Sarah, Jennifer and Esteban discuss the blind cross; the pros, the cons, and tips to avoid common mistakes. You Will Learn How the blind cross can help people who lose their place on course. How the blind cross can help people with physical limitations. Why blind crosses may require the handler to be fur ...…
 
Giving animals choice in their training sounds like such a wonderful thing. But what exactly does that mean? And in real life, it doesn’t feel good when your dog makes a choice to opt out of a training session by ignoring you, sniffing the ground, leaving the ring, etc… That’s not very reinforcing. In this episode, Chirag Patel and I discuss ho ...…
 
Putting your stuff out there on the interwebs is scary, and there are days I don’t feel up to it. One of the things I’ve noticed about John is he either is just way braver than I am OR he has really good coping strategies when it comes to handling trolls on the internet. So I had him on the podcast to talk about it. For full show notes, visit: ...…
 
I asked my Instagram followers to send me their dog training questions, and boy were there a LOT of them! On this episode, I'm doing my best to give you my answers and insight. I wasn't able to cover all of the questions this time around, but don't worry - we'll do this again! Make sure you're following me on Insta (@hbranigan)so you don't miss ...…
 
This week I am hanging out with returning guest, Emelie Johnson Vegh- one half of Carpe Momentum. We're chatting about our puppies, how it's going and what we've learned from previous puppies that has shaped our current experience. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/76 For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smarta ...…
 
In this episode (38:39) In this episode, Greg Fontaine shares how he has worked with the AKC to experiment with course design strategies aimed at providing better spacing for large dogs. You Will Learn What Greg was trying to achieve with his designs. Two different course design strategies Greg used to provide additional yardage between jumps f ...…
 
This week I want to share a couple of counterintuitive solutions to training problems you may have encountered. We'll explore the meaning of the word counterintuitive, and how it relates to our training. And I'll share 5 training hacks with you. For full show notes, visit: www.wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/75 For info on our affiliate partner, ...…
 
In this episode (29:42) In this podcast, FCI silver medalist Jennifer Crank interviews FCI gold medalist Martina Magnoli Klimešová. You Will Learn What skills and foundation Martina thinks are most important when working with puppies. When Martina starts formal agility training. How Martina approaches mental management. How Martina keeps her do ...…
 
This week, we are talking to Aussa Jakobsson, who is a Swedish dog photographer, she has Kelpies… and she also trains. In our conversation, we talked about what makes a good photo and how to take a good photo using any kind of camera, but especially your phone… which is what I use almost exclusively. And she also talks about some of the behavio ...…
 
As a dog trainer, I am working with changing behavior in the real world in dogs and humans. And also myself. Trying to understand and modify behavior as it's happening in the world... in animals and human learners. So much of animal training is based on anecdote and tradition, rather than on actual evidence and data. In this episode, we talk be ...…
 
In this episode (24:49) In this episode, Sarah and Jennifer discuss three key lessons from the Agility World Championship. You Will Learn How Jennifer’s preparation led to her individual silver medal. How your preparation affects your mental management. Why courses today require elite dog training AND handling. Mentioned/Related Episode 182: Ch ...…
 
If you are like me, you mostly train by yourself. And training by yourself definitely has some pros and cons. If you're also an introvert like me, that alone time with your dogs is the best part of your day. But it means we have to work a little harder to get feedback that is required to continually improve our training skills. This is where vi ...…
 
This week we talk about tugging and specifically what I did with my dog, Rugby, to build it. My terrier, Rugby, came straight out of the package with good food drive already installed. All I had to do was harness it. But getting him started with toys was a much harder process. I pretty much had to build his toy play from scratch in order to hav ...…
 
In this episode (23:05) In this podcast, Jennifer, Sarah and Esteban give you practical tips for strengthening your dog’s contact obstacle performance. You Will Learn 5 tips for improving contact performance When the color of your contact zone doesn’t matter Common mistakes handlers make when practicing contacts…
 
This particular episode is a little different topic, as it’s really aimed mostly at those of you who work as professional trainers, especially if you own your own business. You see, Melissa’s specialty is… well, it’s marketing. I know, I know… as a dog trainer, I too am terrified of marketing. That’s why I wanted to warn you, that this episode ...…
 
For no particular reason, this week's topic is Arousal. Now, get your mind out of the gutter. We’re not talking about sex here. We’re talking about behavior. But if you are a behavior nerd, the topic of arousal IS pretty sexy. For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/69/ For info on our affiliate partner, visit: smartanimaltra ...…
 
In this podcast, we're talking about how how cute, brilliant and nice smelling my new puppy, Figment, is (seriously what's is with that new puppy smell??). But, we're also talking about how much extra work a puppy can bringing - to life and to your training schedule. For full show notes, visit: wonderpupstraining.com/podcast/68/ For sponsor inf ...…
 
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