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  • AgilityNerd Blog Now Has Dark Mode!

    01 Jul 2024

    Some people prefer dark mode for their web browsing. Now the AgilityNerd blog supports dark mode!

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  • Raise/Lower Your A Frame by Yourself

    25 Jun 2024

    It can be hard to raise or lower your A Frame by yourself when it is too low to the ground. Here's a simple solution.

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  • Spark's First A-Frame Session

    24 Jun 2024

    I'm teaching Spark to do the A-Frame using Justine Davenport's method. Here's his first session.

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  • What do you call it when...

    21 Jun 2024

    When you use Fix and Go at a trial and you still don't handle it right... 🤣

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  • Snap! Injury Update

    17 Jun 2024

    Snap! was injured at the UKI Midwest Cup and I took him to see Dr. Woodside at Ready to Go Veterinary Rehabilitation today. Here's an update.

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  • Mike Murphy UKI Midwest Cup Masters Series Jumping Course

    16 Jun 2024

    This was the course I wanted to run more than any other at the UKI Midwest Cup. Mike Murphy's Masters Series Jumping course from Saturday.

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  • UKI Midwest Cup 2024 - Snap! Injured

    15 Jun 2024

    Definitely not the "comeback" I was hoping for at the UKI Midwest Cup with Snap!

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  • Facebook Posts on AgilityNerd

    10 Jun 2024

    I post a lot of dog agility content on Facebook. I've started to share the more interesting posts here on AgilityNerd.

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  • Training on a Floppy Teeter - Video

    09 Jun 2024

    Training on such a floppy teeter helps dogs get used to the worst situation they'll ever encounter. But it can hurt sensitive dog’s confidence!

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  • Happy 8th Birthday Snap!

    27 May 2024

    Today is Snap!'s 8th birthday!

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  • Agility Course Master Website Update

    26 May 2024

    Folks try out my Agility Course Master software and think it is a course design program. To avoid confusion and frustration I've updated the website.

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  • AgilityNerd Results Blender 2.1.0 Released

    24 May 2024

    AgilityNerd Results Blender, for amazing viewing your UKI scores, version 2.1.0 is RELEASED. Here's a video explaining the new "Skipped titles" button.

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  • Debugging UKI Titles and Missing Points in ANRB

    17 May 2024

    Your Blender says I didn't finish some of my UKI titles! Here are explanations for why this might happen.

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  • Getting started on teeter training with Spark

    14 May 2024

    First step is unburying the teeter!

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  • View UKI Scores Needed for Your Dog's Next Titles

    12 May 2024

    With the latest release of the AgilityNerd Results Blender you can now see the scores your dog needs to earn their next UKI title. Here's a video showing how to use the new feature.

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  • A Downside of the ANRB Titling Dashboard

    12 May 2024

    The ANRB titling dashboard is a fun way to see your dog's progress, but it can also bring up feelings of "shoulda-woulda-coulda" for the titles you might have earned with your retired dogs.

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  • Filling Gaps in Dog Walk Skins

    05 May 2024

    My old DW has two piece skins, so there is a small gap between them on each plank in which a dog's toe nails could get caught.

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  • Fancy New Collars!

    04 May 2024

    I got our snazzy new collars from Dog Dynasty Merchandise and Flyer and Snap! showed them off at class this week. To celebrate Snap! doing…

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  • Remembering Dana Pike's Spring Maintenance Camps

    01 May 2024

    This morning brought be back to the days of Dana Pike's Spring Maintenance Camps. I always loved those multi day learning immersions!

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  • Threadle Distance Challenge - Take 2

    29 Apr 2024

    I tried the threadle distance challenge again with Spark to see how far away I could get.

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  • We Tackle Dave Munning's Threadle Distance Challenge

    28 Apr 2024

    Here's a great backyard training challenge courtesy of Dave Munnings and Q-Me Agility Training! He called it the threadle distance challenge.

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  • Another Reason to Video Your Training Sessions

    23 Apr 2024

    I'm glad I videoed my training session with Snap! last week. It helped me get him the treatment he needed.

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  • Dog Walk Supports - Stabilizing My Dog Walk

    15 Apr 2024

    I wanted to reduce the flex of the planks in my older dog walk. I found some adjustable supports that work great.

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  • Outdoor Jump Building Tips

    14 Apr 2024

    Learn from my mistakes with two tips for building outdoor jumps.

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  • Recovering from a Disappointing Agility Practice

    13 Apr 2024

    Sometimes training can be frustrating or disappointing. Here's how I've learned to deal with it.

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  • Course Design Teeter/Seesaw Safety

    12 Apr 2024

    Judges and trainers who design courses need to think carefully about placing a teeter where a handler's path could bring them moving toward the up end. During a run a handler misjudging their location can run into the up end and be seriously injured. It has happened numerous times.

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  • Fix and Go - Premier JWW and Std

    07 Apr 2024

    Had a lot of trouble getting Snap! through some sequences in Premier JWW and Std. Here are three examples of Fix and Go to turn them into successful training runs.

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  • Make the Second Obstacle Free - UKI Invitational Finals - Video

    05 Apr 2024

    In the UKI Invitational finals I failed to take my own advice and it almost cost me the run. Here's a video of the run and my thoughts on the importance of setting up your dog on the start line to help you both.

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  • Dana Pike Small Space Sequence - Can You See the Paths?

    04 Apr 2024

    Can you see and handle the four possible dog paths through this sequence? Dana Pike's AKC-ish sequence last night had a little section that had four interesting dog paths.

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  • Spark's UKI Invitational Experience - Video

    03 Apr 2024

    Spark's first UKI Invitational experience and what I learned about running a young dog in a high energy environment.

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  • UKI Invitational 2024 Overview - Snap! on the Podium

    01 Apr 2024

    It was a mix of sleep deprivation, excitement, waiting, strategizing, and "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" at the UKI Invitational. Snap!, Spark and I had some wonderful results.

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  • AGLTNRD is RUNNNG AGILTY at the UKI Invitational

    30 Mar 2024

    Having some fun with license plates at the UKI Invitational.

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  • Spark's First Snooker Run - UKI Invitational

    29 Mar 2024

    Spark's first ever snooker run and it was at the UKI invitational!! The youngster looked great.

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  • Working Through Pre-Event Jitters

    28 Mar 2024

    With the UKI Invitational coming to my area this weekend I'm wondering why am I burning mental energy on stuff I can't really control? In my usual way, let me work through this and see if my situation is something that resonates with you.

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  • Dog Agility Events and the Barkley Marathons

    23 Mar 2024

    The 2024 Barkley Marathon finished yesterday with it's first ever woman finisher and it got me thinking about unsanctioned dog agility events!

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  • Take Some Time For Yourself; No Matter How Little

    20 Mar 2024

    It's been a tough time in many ways. But I found a little time for myself and feel better for it.

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  • Mr Peabody in UKC Bloodlines Magazine

    15 Mar 2024

    Reaching back to 2003 and the dog who started it all for me Mr Peabody.

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  • Spark's Running Dog Walk Practice - Full Length - Left Turns

    01 Mar 2024

    It's light outside after work! Worked Spark's left turns with ~30' send to a jump wrap about 30' in front of the DW. I love how he…

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  • Titling in Agility

    24 Feb 2024

    People have "feelings" about earning titles in dog agility and how others feel about earning them. Here's my take.

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  • UKI North American Invitational Personalized Schedule Website

    20 Feb 2024

    Going to the 1-TDC UKI North American Invitational? I've created a website that builds a personalized schedule/timetable just for you in two steps!

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  • Staying Connected and Visual Focus - Video

    18 Feb 2024

    See what folks mean about connection and focusing on the dog's line to help dog's see the path you desire.

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  • Snap! - UKI Masters Series Agility - Video

    18 Feb 2024

    First trial back actually running since last October! Well it was 0-fer 6 in the Q department but our 2nd place in Masters Series was good…

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  • Loretta Zich AKC Premier Course

    14 Feb 2024

    A really nice AKC Premier course from local judge Loretta Zich. I like the lines, challenges, and the jump spacing appears to be at the max allowed. Folks who ran it said they really enjoyed it and would like to see more courses like it!

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  • Agility Training, Software Development, and Writing Have a Lot in Common!

    11 Feb 2024

    Agility training, software development, and writing all follow a similar flow. HUH? See how they are similar and how you can use a common process to improve your agility training!

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  • Take Your Course Concerns to the Judge!

    10 Feb 2024

    It is easy to see a course and think it is "bad". But, before you leave comments berating the judge, I want to talk about taking your concerns about a course to the judge before the trial starts.

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  • Getting Fancy!

    01 Feb 2024

    Fancy new embroidery on Snap!'s Back On Track coat.

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  • We Kicked Your Ass! Competitiveness in Dog Agility

    27 Jan 2024

    A funny story about two different views on trial results

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  • AKC Board Meeting Minutes - January 2024

    20 Jan 2024

    Potential changes to AKC agility rules and regulations from the January 2024 AKC board meeting minutes.

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  • Daisy Peel's Agility Challenge Tip 3 - Engraving Approach

    16 Jan 2024

    Daisy Peel has an interesting podcast about the "engraving approach" for learning/improving a skill as applied to dog agility handling.

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  • Dog Agility Jump Height Calculator Updates!

    13 Jan 2024

    I've corrected two errors in the Dog Agility Jump Height Calculator website.

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  • Thank You Ko-Fi Supporters!

    11 Jan 2024

    A big thank you to everyone who has bought me a virtual coffee over the years!

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  • Spark's Running Dog Walk Practice - Raised Plank

    09 Jan 2024

    Training Spark's Running Dog Walk on a slightly raised plank.

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  • Iwona Golab's Challenging Training Course

    06 Jan 2024

    A really nice training course from Iwona Golab with many challenges packed into a 25mx20m or 80'x65' space!

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  • Dana Pike Course - Jan 1 2024

    05 Jan 2024

    Fun and challenging course from Dana Pike. Here's my handling approach/notes.

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  • NFC/FEO for Start Line Training and Snazzy Photos

    04 Jan 2024

    I took Snap! and Spark to a UKI trial at Agility at the Farm on NYE day. I decided to work Snap!'s start lines by running NFC/FEO. I "ran" Spark in two runs. Here are some nice photos too!

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  • DIY - Dog Walk Mat Attachment

    02 Jan 2024

    Time to move Spark's running dog walk mat onto the plank. I used some grommets and a bungee cord to hold it in place.

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  • Compassion: Agility Training Facilities

    01 Jan 2024

    A mean email sent to an agility training facility owner inspired me to share my thoughts on the hard work and dedication of the owners of the facilities we are fortunate to train at.

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  • Moving Towards Mastery: Change Paths to Challenge Your Handling

    13 Dec 2015

    I want to change how you train and help you improve the quality of your training; even in a small space with a few obstacles. Most training…

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  • Back Side Entry to 270/Training Opportunity - Video

    19 Sep 2014

    I set up this fun sequence with a Back Side approach to a 270 and found some training issues Flyer and I needed to work on. Here's the…

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  • Back Side Entry to 270/Training Opportunity - Video

    19 Sep 2014

    I set up this fun sequence with a Back Side approach to a 270 and found some training issues Flyer and I needed to work on. Here's the…

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  • Dog Agility News/Links: Jun-Nov

    26 Nov 2013

    Since Meeker 's diagnosis with lymphoma back in July I had been updating the AgilityNerd Facebook page more than posting here on my blog…

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  • Coaching: Handling a Fast Dog and Dropped Bars

    09 Aug 2013

    When my AgilityNerd Facebook page went over 5,000 likes I offered remote coaching to two randomly chosen handlers and their dogs; here are…

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  • June in August: AgilityNerd Elsewhere

    04 Aug 2013

    Yep it's August already, but here are all the links of AgilityNerd cool stuff I posted elsewhere on the web back in June: Hope you found…

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  • Coaching: Speed and Motivation

    25 Jul 2013

    When my AgilityNerd Facebook page went over 5,000 likes, which still amazes me, I offered remote coaching to two randomly chosen handlers…

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  • Fuck You Canine Lymphoma!

    19 Jul 2013

    I'm not one for a lot of cursing, but I think this calls for it. For those of you following Agility Nerd on Facebook you'll have seen…

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  • Subscribe

    22 Jan 2012

    I try to provide a number of different ways for readers to get informed of the latest AgilityNerd articles and links. You can be notified by…

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  • Dog Agility Demographics

    18 Aug 2011

    There was a question on the Clean Run email list asking why 13 of 15 US team members at the World Agility Open Championships were women…

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  • Some Website Changes

    25 Jul 2010

    I've made some changes to the AgilityNerd web site in which you might be interested. If you aren't reading this on the web site you'll be…

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  • Meeker's Back? Injury

    20 Jun 2010

    As folks on my FaceBook page know Meeker came up limping before going to agility class on June 1st. I've been meaning to post…

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