VIP: Helping People Get Better At Agility Through Online Training

How to Find Success in Agility

(Without Having to Figure It Out All On Your Own!)

  • What if you could walk to the start line with confidence, knowing that your plan and execution will give your dog the timely cues they need to run their very best, every time?
  • What if your dog could run fast and well at a trial, like they do in practice?
  • What if you could stop worrying about mistakes and titles and qualifications, and instead start building the relationship and skills you need to bring joy into your agility game?

The VIP Program was designed to help every competitor excel in the sport, recapture the joy of training and competition, and achieve the goals they set for themselves and their dog.

The VIP program is a comprehensive, easy-to-use online learning experience for the dog agility enthusiast.

Yes, you are a Very Important Person to us, and we built this program so that people like you can easily begin to fix your problems, increase your knowledge, improve your performance, and deepen your relationship with your dog.

Let us show you how it works:

  • Fundamentals: Learn how to teach obstacles and execute handling maneuvers while maintaining performance in the ring.
  • Performance: Receive personalized feedback and coaching for any problem and learn about sports psychology.
  • Lifestyle: Get insider access to our special events coverage, guest interviews, and VIP-only contests and events, as well as our supportive Facebook community.

The VIP Program:

Gives You Access to Your Own Personal Coach

"With the VIP Program, every day is Trial Review Tuesday!" 

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

The VIP includes training videos to progress your skills and challenge your dog on contacts, weaves, jumping, tunnel skills, and start lines.  NEW THIS YEAR: Over the next 12 months we will be adding introduction to obstacles training videos designed to teach your young dog obstacles for the first time. 

Provides You with Foundation Skills

When you join the VIP, you'll get access to mini-courses within the program including foundation handling courses 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, rear crosses, serpentines, and blind crosses.

Fosters a Supportive Community of Agility Enthusiasts

Everyone involved in the VIP program, from Sarah, Jennifer, and Esteban to sponsored athlete Sarah Baker and OneMind Dogs Consultant Jessica Ajoux , and the judges who design your practice 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.

What VIPers Like Most About the Program

“You can always find time for that in your day!”

“My favorite aspect of the VIP program is how they break everything down in agility so that beginners can understand and advanced people get a better foundational understanding of the core behaviors involved. All the trainers involved really understand their audience and share so much great information. I also love the short sequences which are very easy to set up, always work through different agility challenges, and provide such a great training opportunity that can be done in small spaces and only takes 15 minutes of your day. You can always find time for that in your day!"

Xenia S.

“One year later..."

“After doing agility for almost 20 years, I had lost my way. I wasn't sure how to train certain things anymore because so much has changed. I wasn't sure anymore how to handle. In Excellent JWW it had been 1 1/2 years without a Q. My dog was stalling out in sequences because he was unsure what I wanted him to do. I was nervous every run because I knew I could not do it anymore. One year later, we are qualifying regularly. My dog and I both have the confidence to run every class in AKC. Sarah and Esteban are patient and articulate and they NEVER make you feel dumb. They have given me back the life I loved so much before!"

Cindy P.

“You will love the VIP program."

“Since I train by myself, I didn't have anyone to help me with my runs. I have been having BDA review my weekend trial runs and provide feedback and it has helped a lot. Each critique gives a thorough explanation of "positives and negatives." I always look forward to these emails and feel good after reviewing them.

You will love the VIP program. The people are excited about agility and helping others achieve their goals. You can access the material whenever it fits into your schedule, so there is never a time commitment that is unattainable. 

Lois E.

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


Carole Talks About Her Favorite Aspects of the VIP Program

Carole has been a VIP member since July 2017.

The Team

We are dog agility competitors, co-hosts of the Bad Dog Agility Podcast, and the instructors at the Bad Dog Agility Academy.

Since starting Bad Dog Agility six years ago, we've answered thousands of emails from people like you sharing their story and looking for a little help.

They have dreams and goals like running at their first trial, competing at Westminster, and making it to the Finals of a big event.

We created the Academy and the VIP program to help people like you get better at dog agility. As a VIP, you’ll learn how to perform agility maneuvers and learn when to use them. You’ll also learn when to apply them on course and how to analyze course maps. You will also have direct access to us for help with your toughest training issues and handling questions.

Most importantly, being part of the Bad Dog Agility VIP community will change the way you look at dog agility. We routinely talk agility with top judges and competitors from around the world. We have spent years studying trends in course design, handling, obstacle training, and mental preparation. Our content is cutting edge, and we regularly bring in experts to speak about topics ranging from human fitness to canine rehabilitation, and more. We sift through the overwhelming amount of material out there and bring our members the best, current, and most helpful information.

What You'll Get

Year-round access to current, high quality, easy-to-understand agility content covering every topic from foundation to handling and obstacle performance to course analysis and planning.

  • Personal Video Analysis
    Sarah, Jennifer, and Esteban provide feedback on your training and trial run videos, often utilizing the Coach's Eye to illustrate key points.
  • Twice/Month Small Space Exercises
    Challenging exercises with a few jumps and a tunnel with video demonstrations and analysis.
  • Bi-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, and the FCI Agility World Championship.
  • 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.
  • Bi-monthly "Instructor's Choice" Exercises
    Training videos addressing the questions that come up from VIP members.
  • VIP only webinars
    We bring in expert interviews for our VIP members. Past topics have included: human conditioning, dogs that shut down, international course design, canine sports medicine, running contacts, dealing with failure, puppies, and handling systems. 
  • Bonus: Videos by Sponsored Athlete Sarah Baker
    Monthly VIP exclusive training videos by 3-time AKC National Agility Champion Sarah Baker.
  • Bonus: Videos by Jessica Ajoux
    Periodic training videos by 2018 Westminster Champion Jessica Ajoux.
  • Bonus: Foundation Videos
    We have partnered with Justine Davenport and Jessica Patterson of Shape Up Agility to bring you the latest in foundation training.

Worrying about falling behind? Don't.

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.

What Does This Cost?

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.

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. 

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


Support Group


Fits Your Schedule

$699 Gets You

365 days / year

7-12 hours

6-10 months

2-4 days

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


“Thank you for pushing me and helping me grow my skills!"

“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!"


“I cant believe how my handling has improved..."

“I cant believe how my handling has improved since joining the VIP program! From front crosses to backside blinds, the videos are easy to follow and I go home to do them they actually sink in!

I don't have any other formal training than BDA and I don't know how many people have complimented me on how my skills have improved in just the one year I've been in the VIP program."

Alison L

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 Question 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.

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

Bad Dog Agility LLC