Challenge #1: Choose Your Criteria – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Challenge #1: Choose Your Criteria

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  • sebravo says:

    I love this challenge. I want to have a perfect start line.
    2 questions: Am I already in?
    Where can I see Esteban first introduction video? ( here is one?)

  • Linda says:

    I hope I’ve done it right

  • says:

    I’m confused, are we answering these questions or supposed to submit a video in the challenge entry somewhere?

  • Lili says:

    Hi Sarah….I am loving this challenge as I have a deteriorated start line stay :>((. Question: can I go back and change my criteria that I entered on your site just moments ago? I have been using a sit in training and trials, but it’s fallen apart and there’s lots of creeping in trials……so now I’m thinking of changing my criteria to a down, where I actually play a lot of downs with all the dogs in the house during the day……so can I change and resubmit my criteria?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Yes – you can resubmit at any time. We’ll use the most recent submission (or combine them in the case where you do half the exercises, submit and then do the other half)

  • Sue says:

    Hi there! Just wondering how hard this is going to get? Will we eventually be setting up obstacles? I was thinking of doing it with my young dog who has not really started official agility – only foundations so far.

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      It will get harder and we will start placing the dog in front of obstacles. However, you are welcome to switch dogs at that point, or use whatever your dog does know.

  • Cheri says:

    Are we going to be allowed our own criteria or does our criteria have to match yours? I have always allowed my dog to make a “heat of the moment” mistake. I don’t feel like I can expect him to be perfect when I’m not perfect either. He certainly forgives my mistakes and gives me lots of leeway so I don’t feel that it’s bad to give him one chance to be right. My criteria has always been that if he stands up, he has one chance to sit back down and be released. If he actually takes off or doesn’t sit, we’re done. But my criteria has always been to give him that one chance to put his butt back on the floor. It doesn’t match your “no paw movement” but that has always been my startline criteria. Is that going to be allowed or do we have to match your criteria?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      Esteban’s Example is HIS criteria. You have your own. The MOST important thing about your criteria is that you know exactly what it is and that you stick with it. This is your chance to define exactly what is acceptable and what isn’t, both for yourself and for being held accountable to your own definition of criteria.

      So yes, you can write that into your criteria.

  • Whitney says:

    Is there a way to enter 2 dogs if we do 2 completely different positions?

    • Sarah Fernandezlopez says:

      You won’t get extra points, but you can simply submit again if you want the accountability! I guess maybe include the name in the “acceptable movement” field.

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