Join the Spring 2021 Small Space Bootcamp – Bad Dog Agility Academy

Prepare for SUCCESS at Your Next Trial

Join the Small Space Bootcamp - Spring 2021

Every year, more and more competitors are taking our small space courses, getting personalized feedback on their practices, and making their way into the Finals of national level events like the American Kennel Club (AKC) National Agility Championship.

In this 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.

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.

Course Highlights

Course Map Analysis

Understanding the basics of course design and common traps will give you a competitive edge at your next trial.

Small Space Exercises

Discover what works best for you and your dog by running sequences several different ways. Includes demonstrations and analysis.

Nested Challenge Sequences

Expand your skills with a nested challenge sequence that will help you prepare for more advanced coursework.

Personal Video Review

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.

Hear from participants from similar courses:

the short sequence approach was highly beneficial . . .

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 Invitational Prep Course Participant

I'm a very visual learner . . .

I'm a very visual learner. The the 3 instructors used the chalkboard to show the dog path, and handler options. I found this approach the best way for me to learn and get the most out of these exercises.

The laser focus of each course is ideal to watch and dissect. The format is user friendly and invites the user to start going over the material the moment it's released each week. The experts are truly great in their analysis and instruction.

Gwyn F.  //  2019 AKC Nationals Prep Course Participant

Sign up for the Spring '21 Small Space Bootcamp now!

This is your chance to train with Sarah and Esteban Fernandezlopez and Jennifer Crank.  You'll get instant access to the first three video modules and the included "Visualization Mastery" course. Registration closes March 5th.  You will have LIFETIME ACCESS to the material.

Meet the Team

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 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 and provide course map analysis.

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 and provide course map analysis.

Course Format

This course will help you and your dog excel by evaluating the current agility trends and creating small space sequences to prepare you for what you might encounter in the ring. Every Thursday, you will be provided with TWO sets of practice sequences designed to prepare you for the challenges you are likely to face from the following judges:

  • Windle Ewing
  • Tim Verrelli
  • Darry Warren
  • Dan Wolfson
  • Christine Bishop

These exercises are based on trends from the judges who will be judging the 2021 AKC National Agility Championship. These judges have been chosen by the AKC for this national level event and therefore provide a relevant sample of the current trends in the sport.

All of the course map analyses and the first TWO ROUNDS of exercises are waiting for you; join today and get instant access

Course Map Analysis

Jennifer and Esteban will walk you through the course maps in the Coach’s Eye for all 5 rounds from the 2019 AKC National Agility Championship. 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.

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.

Join Hundreds of Happy Handlers

this was so enlightening . . .

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 Nationals Prep Course Participant

Overall, one of the best online classes that I have taken.

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 Nationals Prep Course Participant

Take it with feedback!

Take it with feedback! Instructors have insights to help you perform better. Show your first run....they will give you great feedback!

Jane B.  //  2019 AKC Agility Nationals  Prep Course Participant

You guys rock!

That was amazing feedback! Thank you so much for the detail and time you took to analyze my run. I completely agree with your comments. You guys rock!

Rosemary  //  2017 AKC Nationals Prep Course Participant

What does this cost?

Audit Spot

  • course analysis
  • small space exercises
  • nested challenge sequences
  • video demonstrations with analysis
  • bonus mental preparation
  • LIFETIME access
  • NO personal feedback


Working Spot

  • course analysis
  • small space exercises
  • nested challenge sequences
  • video demonstrations with analysis
  • bonus mental preparation
  • LIFETIME access
  • PLUS personal feedback (for 6 months)


Join Us Today and Excel at Your Next Event!

Take this small space bootcamp, 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.  

Registration Ends on March 4th, 2021 at 11:59pm CST.




100% Satisfaction 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.

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