Every year, more and more competitors are taking our prep courses, getting personalized feedback on their practices, and making their way into the Finals of national level events like the American Kennel Club (AKC) Agility Invitational.
In this prep course, we share with you our exact approach to trial preparation in an easy-to-understand way that won't leave you feeling overwhelmed or confused.
Keep in mind that not everyone who takes this course actually attends the AKC Invitational. Studying course maps, working through sequences, and mastering your mental visualization routine will improve your performance for your next big event, or your next weekend trial.
Understanding the basics of course design and common traps will give you a competitive edge at your next trial.
Discover what works best for you and your dog by running sequences several different ways. Includes demonstrations and analysis.
Expand your skills with a nested challenge sequence that will help you over prepare for the event.
Optional, and the most powerful tool that you can use for self-improvement. Send us your sequences and we will help you run them better.
I LOVE the prep course. It takes specific elements from previous Invitationals and creates exercises to work on. Because the exercises are spaced out in the weeks before the Invitational, it gives me a simple road map for my preparation. When I arrive at the event, I am confident that I have done a good job preparing and all that is left is execution. Thanks!!
Barb V. // 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 AKC Agility Invitational Prep Course Participant
I thought the short sequence approach was highly beneficial in making rapid progress with my pre novice (13 mo) dog by focusing on just a very few critical points. It enabled both us to stay connected and keep the flow. Penny made awesome handling progress in just a few short sessions over a 4 week period.
Jim S. // 2017 AKC Agility Invitational Prep Course Participant
This is your chance to train with Sarah and Esteban Fernandezlopez and Jennifer Crank. You'll get instant access to the first video lesson and the included "Visualization Mastery" course. Registration closes November 14th. You will have LIFETIME ACCESS to the material.
Co-creator of Bad Dog Agility, Sarah Fernandezlopez has earned the AKC's Master Agility Championship with 4 different breeds over almost 20 years in the sport. A competitor, seminar presenter, and teacher of agility, Sarah will demonstrate various exercises with her border collie and explain key execution points with the Coach's Eye.
Co-creator of Bad Dog Agility, Esteban Fernandezlopez has competed in the AKC Invitational multiple times with his Rottweiler Sammie, finishing 3rd in the 2008 24" Finals on Animal Planet, just a few tenths behind the winner. He has also appeared in 3 straight AKC National Agility Championship finals with Golden Retriever Gitchi. Esteban has run three different breeds at three different heights in either the Challenger round or Finals at the AKC National Agility Championship. In this course, Esteban will prepare you mentally for your best performance.
Jennifer Crank has reached the Finals of the AKC National Agility Championship twenty times over the last 12 years. Jennifer has run in the finals of AKC Nationals, USDAA Cynosport Grand Prix Championship, USDAA Cynosport Steeplechase Championship, and Westminster and has won each of those events. In this course, Jennifer will demonstrate exercises with her dogs and explain key execution points with the Coach's Eye.
New for 2019! This course will help you and your dog excel by evaluating the trends of this year's AKC Agility Invitational judges and creating small space sequences to prepare you for what you might encounter in the ring. Every 4 days, you will be provided with a set of practice sequences designed to prepare you for the challenges you are likely to face from the following judges:
Course Map Analysis
Jennifer will walk you through the course maps in the Coach’s Eye for all 5 rounds from last year’s event. Understanding how judges design courses will help you quickly identify traps so that nothing will surprise you.
Small Space Exercises
Through video demonstrations and course analyses with the Coach’s Eye, we will advise you to handle the sequence in a variety of ways so you can decide which works best for you and your dog.
Nested Challenge Sequences
Expand your skills with an 8-10 obstacle challenge sequence using the same layout. The challenge sequences have been designed to help you prepare for more difficult challenges you might see at the event.
Personal Video Review
This feature is optional, and includes personalized feedback from Sarah and Esteban Fernandezlopez and Jennifer Crank. Learn from their experience, and bring an outsider’s eye into your training so that they can help you identify areas for improvement.
BONUS: Mental Preparation
Your mental preparation plays as much a part in your success as your handling and execution. Esteban will share the tips that have brought him success at the highest levels.
The feedback and instruction are awesome. The videos and course maps are very professional and easy to view. This is an awesome course that I highly recommend!
Taryn H. // 2016 AKC Agility Invitational Prep Course Participant
I wanted to let you know that I think this course really helped me prepare and be successful at the AKC Agility Invitational. This was my first time being invited to the invitational. The exercises, videos, and course analysis really helped us practice and helped me be a lot better at analyzing courses and planning what I’d do on course. I really liked that the exercises were easy to set up.
My goals in going to the invitational were basically to have fun, keep him happy, and to do the very best that I could. We exceeded those goals by miles! Astro and I ran clean in all four rounds and made finals! Thank you so much!
Caron J. // 2015 AKC Agility Invitational Prep Course Participant
I enjoyed the course. I am not in the States but used it as training for competitions here in New Zealand.
Jo C. // 2016 AKC Agility Invitational Prep Course Participant
Take this prep course, hone your handling skills, develop your mental preparation, and learn to read courses quickly, all with easy to set up small space exercises. Join today for LIFETIME access.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you’re not thrilled with our course, just let us know during the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Each exercise (including the 8-10 obstacle “challenge”) will use no more than 6 jumps and a tunnel.
All exercises will fit in an area of 50′ x 60′.
No. The sequences are based on the trends of the judges who are featured at the AKC Invitational, but the skills needed are the same skills handlers encounter each weekend at their local trial.
You will have LIFETIME ACCESS to the material.
For those who choose the personal feedback option, will provide feedback for 6 months (through May 15th, 2020).
Please feel free to submit questions and video for multiple dogs in your household. Registration is per handler, not per dog.
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