I loved the course analysis from 2015 and studied them again the nights before our runs. We did very well and your analysis was very helpful. Thanks for the great diagrams!
2016 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
very beneficial to track (or map) the differences when running courses in various ways–this was so enlightening because often I was wrong in which way I would have chosen–always good to look at several ways and now I do
Sue I. – 2016 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
I am a novice agility person with my first agility dog. I attend class every week, but of course there is not enough time for the trainer to give me all the info about handling. It has been so helpful to see videos of handling, with comments by the handler about why they are doing what they do, what do watch out for, how different motions result in different reactions from the dog. I loved this course, and can’t wait for the next one.
Janet B. – 2016 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
This was my second year taking the NAC Prep Course, as well as my second year attending the AKC Nationals, and I can’t say enough good things about both experiences! As someone who’s prior experience had been pretty much limited to weekend AKC trials, I can’t imagine how unnerved I would have been had I not had the prep courses to help me prepare both for Reno and Tulsa. Although I am a ‘middle of the pack’ competitor running an ‘off breed’ dog (think Shetland pony vs. Thoroughbred), this year at the Nationals I even found myself hoping to see some of the tougher challenges covered in the Prep Course (which is definitely a good feeling!)
Thanks so much Sarah and Esteben for once again offering this excellent course, and as they say: same time next year 🙂
Paula K. – 2016 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
What makes Bad Dog Agility classes better than the rest is they don’t just analyze the course for you, or just demonstrate different ways to run it (including small v large dog, fast v slow handler), or even that they break it all down with slow motion and drawing on the screen – it is that they include and excell at ALL these things. You will learn so much so easily while also having fun!
Collene G. – 2016 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
Thank you so much for making your 2015 NAC Prep Course available!
As someone who was preparing to go to their first AKC Nationals, and who’s experience in competition has pretty much been limited to local weekend trials, I found the Bad Dog Agility Prep Course both eye-opening (in a good way), and beyond helpful. Your exercises, videos, and commentary, are so well presented; you are ‘Master Explainers’ and ‘Show and Tell Pros’.
PS. By some miracle, we ended up with a 4th Place Cumulative Score in 12″ Preferred at the 2015 NAC (!!!) I highly doubt that would have happened had I not taken your prep course. So, Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!
Paula K. - 2015 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
Every week I look forward now to setting up these sequences and trying them with my PRT pup who is actually doing better than I expected with them! I recommend you to everyone at my local training school and hopefully they will avail themselves of your excellent learning opportunities. I honestly feel like I learn much more from your program than I do in weekly class, but of course, I need both.
Sammi F. - 2015 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
I loved the course. The course layout was extremely clear; it was easy to go right to the material I wanted to view and review. The course offered good course analysis and some helpful small sequences to practice one’s handling/timing. Overall, one of the best online classes that I have taken.
Bonnie D. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
Very well done. I especially liked the mental prep that was a bonus with this course. It helped me a great deal with ring nerves.
Sue V. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
I highly recommend the prep course. The analysis along with exercises and videos really helped explain the what and why of doing certain handling. Some of it may seem fundamental but who doesn’t need a refresher once in awhile?
Liz A. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
Even though I am a beginner in agility, I feel that anyone at any level of experience can garner knowledge, advice, tips, etc from this course that will improve their handling and their teams results.
Kim W. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
This course gave me a great feeling confidence going into the 2014 NAC. I tried to analysis the courses on my own but was not able to do as complete of a job as you guys did.
Jen V. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
Great way to organize one’s NAC preparation. Exercise set-up was minimal and completion of the exercises helped build confidence in one’s team work.This course was better than a one day prep seminar as it covered more material and gave you time to practice different handling methods. The analysis of each course helped develop one’s skill in planning handling paths and alternatives for the 2014 NAC courses.
Margaret B. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
This course gave me an idea of what to expect at Nationals and made this first time for me less daunting. Also loved the mention preparation part of the course. But even if I wouldn’t have gone, it was a great general handling and course analysis course from which everyone could benefit. The course stimulated me to explore rear crosses more and I am now less weary of them and even see the benefits against other handling options. Thanks so much!
Miranda M. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student
The course review really helped my confidence at NAC 2014. It gave me something to focus/practice on while I was at home before competing at our 1st NAC. Very helpful and I will sign up for future courses!
Janae C. - 2014 AKC NAC Prep Course Student