How to Improve Your Handling and Create a Fast and Accurate Agility Dog

(by Joining the Bad Dog Agility VIP)

You and Your Dog Deserve to be VIPs:

  • Improve your skills quickly with customized feedback from Sarah and Esteban--on any video or topic.
  • Feel inspired and safe in our supportive and active VIP Facebook group.
  • Access our growing library of dog agility videos and courses brought to you by elite competitors, instructors, and judges.

We Created the VIP to Help People Just Like You…

You probably think that the secret to success in agility is having long legs and a naturally gifted dog. Well actually, you can use slow motion video feedback to pinpoint the exact changes you should make in your head and body position, motion, footwork and arms in order to make the right move with perfect timing. You can also use motivational training techniques and reward schedules to increase your dog's speed over obstacles and on courses.

As a VIP member, you'll have access to the personalized feedback, demonstration videos, and social support you need to improve your performance in the ring. You'll be able to get rid of personal frustration and confusion.

“The best part about the BDA VIP Program without question is Sarah and Esteban. They have a way of understanding the novice mind and breaking down complex agility maneuvers for beginners like me like no one else can. Their feedback and the VIP content has been key to my improvement as a handler and dog trainer in general. I would recommend the VIP Program to anyone looking for a true partner in their training and growth overall as an agility competitor.” -- Xenia S.

By joining us you’ll get the following benefits:


Personalized handling feedback from Sarah and Esteban on trial runs, practice sequences, and VIP exercises.


Personalized assistance with your contact obstacle, weave pole, and start line problems.


Individual help with ring nerves, course memorization, and visualization.

"my favorite feature of being a VIP"

"My favorite feature of being a VIP member include the monthly short sequences and the video demos of real dogs running them using different handling moves. The clarity of seeing the options really helps me want to try each variation on my own instead staying within my comfort zone. Thank you for pushing me and helping me grow my skills!"

- Darcy

What the VIP Program Does for You:

Gives You Access to Your Own Personal Coach

"Video analysis has completely revolutionized the sport of dog agility."

Once you see yourself as your dog sees you, you’re ready to make the small but important changes in your verbal cues, body position, motion, arms, feet, and eye contact that will make your turns tighter, your dog’s path more efficient, and your times faster.

Helps You with Individual Obstacle Performance

We created a 21-day Contact Obstacle Facebook group that was a great success because it inspired people to start fixing problems they’d been having for months, or even years.

  • you’ll see that you are not the only one who has that problem.
  • you’ll be motivated to change your training, and even share videos for feedback and positive comments from your peers.
  • you’ll also have access to special groups for weave pole and start line training.

Provides You with Foundation Skills

We’ve added lots of new foundation material in the past few months that include text and video showing you how to teach your dog important skills from the ground up: left and right, acceleration, tunnel cues, sends, post turns, bypass, tight turns, threadles, backsides, front crosses, serpentines, and blind crosses.

Fosters a Supportive Community of Agility Enthusiasts

Everyone involved in the VIP program, from Sarah and Esteban to sponsored athletes Sarah Baker and Jennifer Crank, and the judges who design your monthly courses--Ann Croft, Lee Gibson, Tamas Traj, and Anthony Clarke, loves the sport of dog agility. Inspiration and motivation can help you get through tough times; let us be part of your extended agility family.

"a bargain at any price"

"I have learned so much in my first year as a BDA VIP. I love that I can print off drills, watch videos of different handling options and then walk out and give it a try. I don't think I've utilized more that 40% of what is offered and yet I still feel like being a VIP is a great deal. BDA VIP is a bargain at any price, especially if you train alone."

- Jeri

"entering my first trial"

"I have never competed in agility, but I am entering my first trial this summer and that is in large part due to the information and what I have learned from the folks at Bad Dog Agility VIP. Thank you!!"

- Michelle

What You’ll Get...

Year-round access to current, high quality, easy-to-understand agility content covering every topic from puppies and foundation to handling and obstacle performance:

"Receiving feedback will help you and your dog get better at agility."

When you join the VIP, you embark on a journey of self-directed learning. You choose where to spend your time and energy while we point you in the right direction. You’ll learn in minutes what took us years to figure out, and with practice, your performance will improve.

Personal Video Analysis

Sarah and Esteban provide feedback on your training and trial run videos, often utilizing the Coach's Eye to illustrate key points.

Monthly International Course 

Designed by Tamas Traj, Anthony Clarke, Lee Gibson, or Ann Croft. Collectively, they've judged at AKC and USDAA trials, the AKC Invitational, Crufts, the WAO Championships, the FCI Agility World Championship, and World Team Tryouts.

Twice/Month Small Space Exercises

Challenging exercises with a few jumps and a tunnel with video demonstrations and analysis.

Monthly Handling Analysis

Coach's Eye analysis of a popular run from social media, usually from a big event, emphasizing handling execution, timing, and strategy.

Monthly Course Map Analysis

Learn to read and evaluate course maps, identifying common traps and handling options.

Bonus: Sponsored Athletes

2-time AKC National Agility Champion Sarah Baker and 2016 AKC/USA World Team Member Jennifer Crank share monthly bonus content.

Bonus: Puppy and Foundation

We have partnered with Justine Davenport and Jessica Patterson of Shape Up Agility to bring you the latest in puppy and foundation training.

Bonus: Vendor Discounts

Save $$$ from: GreatDane Photos, Dog Sport Gear, Max 200, Emmco Sport Dog Agility Equipment, Mad Dog Metal, Outrunner Dog Gear, Advocare, Avidog, Animal Elite, Primo Pads, Great Mats, Lee Gibson Agility, Ultimate Agility.

Bonus: Exclusive Facebook LIVE

Monthly episodes of the Bad Dog Agility Show for VIP members only.

What Does This Cost?

If you were to try and create a similar VIP program for yourself, you would attend a weekly class, go to a few seminars, and have weekly private lessons--and it would cost you thousands of dollars every year. 

We started Bad Dog Agility to provide high quality, low-cost instruction for agility folks. Keeping that in mind, we are very happy to offer the VIP for just $69/month---well below what you would pay if you tried to create your own version of it.

Take a look at the chart below to get an idea of how much money you are saving by investing in the VIP program.


VIP Program

Typical Private Lesson

Typical Weekly Class

Typical Seminar

Personal Feedback

Practice Video Feedback

Trial Video Feedback

Slow Motion Demos

Follow Up Questions



Year-Round Access


Full Courses


Small Space Exercises


Mental Prep



Support Group


Fits Your Schedule

Vendor Discounts

$699 Gets You

365 days / year

7-12 hours

6-10 months

2-4 days

You Have Two Choices

Do nothing, and continue on your current course. Or you can invest in yourself and your dog by joining the VIP and trying our membership program. There's no risk to you--you can always try and then walk away if it doesn't work for you, because we have a 30-day money-back guarantee.

30 Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you're not thrilled with this course over the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund, no questions asked.

Ready to get started?

Join the VIP Program Today!



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"Five Stars…2 Thumbs up"

"Five Stars…2 Thumbs up. Whatever rating scale you choose, Bad Dog Agility is the best you can ask for at very low cost. Sarah and Esteban Fernandezlopez give you everything you need and those other things you didn’t know you were missing. I joined their VIP program and simply love it. It provides exceptional breadth and depth for the agility enthusiast. In my opinion Sarah and Esteban offer the best array of programs I have ever encountered."

- Chris

"just the right mixture"

"I especially like the training exercises and your discussion of lines, deceleration and cueing. I used much of that info in the classes that I teach as well as improving my own handling. Your classes are just the right mixture of training the dog and training the handler for me."

- Linda


"The fact I can video my sessions and review them and send them off via YouTube for my instructor’s review is priceless."

- Barb

"Dog agility is our passion, and we look forward to sharing it with you."

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