I have once again not posted here in a long time. Just about a year, I believe, which is pretty bad. I haven’t been having a good time competing with Raafael in agility and it turns out there’s a very good reason for that. My little monkey has Medial Shoulder Syndrome (MSS). It is classified […]
Super portable jump, converts into winged or wingless!
I know this thing doesn’t look like much, but I am perversely proud of it. I had some extra pipe hanging about and was having trouble getting out to my usual practice spot, which meant my only option was to go back to hauling my gear to a nearby park. And since I am all […]
The Best Agility Trial Gear (aka How to Pack for a Trial Like a Champ)
There’s a lot of choices when it comes to picking your trial gear, and what you need (and what would just be really nice to have) will likely change over time as you trial more, settle into your competition habits, add new dogs, etc. Even after trialling for a few years I still find myself […]
Course Maps! Pushes, threadles, and obstacle descrims, oh my!
So I’ve been dabbling with making my own course maps. Mostly because I have limited equipment and limited space, and trolling around online to find stuff that perfectly fits my criteria can take forever. So as I like this blog to be a resource for others I thought I’d share some of the maps I’ve […]
Blogger Action Day: Continuing Education (in all it’s myriad forms).
Education in agility has come a long way, even in the last few years. Handling methods are becoming more refined, training across the globe is becoming more consistent, and there are avenues for learning that will work for just about anyone. The main problem being, of course, figuring out which one is going to be […]
The (not quite beginners) guide to making an adjustable dogwalk
In my never-ending quest to develop the most badass running contacts possible, it has become apparent that I needed to suck it up and actually, you know, get a proper dogwalk. Since purchasing one was definitely outside my budget and getting regular access to someone else’s was proving a surprisingly difficult endeavour, I began to […]
I audited a Jenny Damm seminar. TLDR: it was AMAZING.
A lot of people are talking about Jenny Damm right now after the World Championship. If you’re wondering what all the hubbub is about I’d suggest taking some time to listen to Bad Dog Agility’s podcast giving a great rundown on the event. The main thing people are talking about is how much Jenny Damm’s […]
It’s Agility Blogger Action Day! This time we’re talking about “Ways to Improve Agility Organizations”
It’s that time again for Agility Blogger Action Day, where all us dog agility bloggers get together to have opinions about the same thing, like talkative synchronized swimmers (but with dogs), for your enjoyment. Full disclosure: I have been competing for less than a year. Before that I liked agility, but certainly wasn’t versed in it beyond “Dog goes […]
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