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The Beginner S Guide To Dog Agility

Author : Laurie Leach
ISBN : 0793805465
Genre : Pets
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Training your dog (and yourself) for agility competitions will create a fun working relationship that both of you can enjoy. Find everything you need to know in this fun guide that includes information on pre-agility training, detailed advice on correction-free training and step-by step agility training techniques. Also learn how to make your own agility obstacles use a clicker as a motivational tool, and officially enter agility trials. Participation in agility competitions can build a strong, enduring bond between you and your dog, Read The Beginners Guide to Dog Agility to learn the ins and outs of this exciting hobby.

Enjoying Dog Agility

Author : Julie Daniels
ISBN : 9781593789978
Genre : Pets
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Enjoying Dog Agility (2nd edition) is the premier beginner’s guide to the fast-growing sport of dog agility. Author Julie Daniels, a national and international agility champion and one of the early pioneers of the sport in the United States, has written an upbeat and informative must-read that shares her insight into all aspects of agility, from initial training of the dog to competing and succeeding in agility trials. A perfectly crafted guide for novice agility handlers, Daniels’s book teaches handlers to motivate their dogs, use positive-training techniques, and, most of all, have fun with their dogs. Divided into two sections, the book begins with “This Is Agility,” the section that introduces readers to the basic requirements of the sport, methods of handling the dog, conditioning for the dog, and developing true teamwork with the dog. The second section is devoted to “The Obstacles” and discusses how to train the dog for all of the major obstacles found at trial: the apertures (open and closed tunnels and tire jump), the ramps (A-framed, dogwalk, and seesaw), the jumps (bar and solid jumps, spread jumps, and broad jumps), the pause table, and the weave poles. Each obstacle in Section II is presented with step-by-step training instructions on how to introduce the dog to the obstacle and how to navigate it, including avoiding and fixing problems along the way. As Stuart Mah (of Rising Stars Dog Agility) says of the author and her classic text, “Long-considered one of the ‘grand dames’ of dog agility, Julie Daniels writes in an easy-to-understand style. Reading Enjoying Dog Agility is like having Julie there, discussing agility with you personally.” Fully indexed for ease of reference.

Agility Training For You And Your Dog

Author : Ali Canova
ISBN : 9781461745648
Genre : Pets
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Based on the positive training methods of Ali Canova and Joe Canova, two of the top agility competitors in America, this book will get you and your dog started in agility training. This author makes it easy with her step-by-step approach, footing diagrams and course illustrations, and beautiful full-color ­photographs. The unique method from proven champions strengthens the connection between any dog and his owner, and success is guaranteed for any breed, from miniature poodle to border collie. Every step has a specific drill that improves fitness and shapes behavior. Whether you want to compete on an agility team or simply have fun in your back yard, this is the only guide you'll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.

The Beginner S Guide To Flyball

Author : Lisa Pignetti
ISBN : 0988630435
Genre : Pets
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The Beginner's Guide to Flyball covers everything you need to know about the exciting dog sport of flyball, including: - How to transform your dog from a beginner to a flyball champion, using positive training techniques and the latest methods - How to troubleshoot many of the common flyball training issues and challenges - Where to find a flyball club in your area (or how to start your own club) - How the rules and titles work in both flyball organizations - What to expect at a flyball tournament - What equipment you'll need and how to find or make it Whether you're just starting out and learning from scratch, or are already competing and want to improve, The Beginner's Guide to Flyball walks you through the process in a friendly, conversational and reassuring way. 20% of all royalties will go to the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

Excelling At Dog Agility Obstacle Training

Author : Jane Simmons-Moake
ISBN : 0967492904
Genre : Pets
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Introduction To Dog Agility

Author : Margaret H. Bonham
ISBN : 0764141384
Genre : Pets
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(back cover) If you're among the growing number of canine agility enthusiasts, you'll find valuable information and advice in this book. The author, a professional dog trainer, tells you how to evaluate your dog's physical fitness and readiness for agility training, and then covers all aspects of this competitive sport. Here are diet recommendations, advice on the correct use of clickers and other positive reinforcement tools, basic commands, and specific training methods for the various competitive events. Instructive color photos take you step-by-step through the training methods.

Teaching The Dog To Think

Author : Kimberly Davis
ISBN : 0983449201
Genre : Dogs
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TEACHING THE DOG TO THINK is Kimberly Davis' engaging memoir about her crash introduction to the sport of dog agility-with its jumps, tunnels, balance beams and weave poles. An award-winning poet and blogger, Davis vividly describes her frustrations trying to get her dog to "mind." We then watch as her first steely-eyed agility coach shames her into giving up choke collars and scruff shakes in favor of the "positive" training methods used by agility instructors. Davis' breezy, often humorous account shows how these new techniques allow her to communicate with the "alien" mind of a dog. Also how they transform her unruly yearling collie, Willow, into a loyal, hardworking teammate. Davis ultimately carries the lessons she has mastered in dog training class into other areas of her life, particularly into parenting and teaching creative writing. In the end, this memoir becomes a soul-searching exploration of how to get others to do what we want without bullying or cruelty-by using our heads and forcing ourselves to be a little smarter. A subtly subversive book about dealing responsibly with those less powerful than ourselves, Teaching The Dog To Think speaks not only to dog lovers, but also to anyone who has ever felt helpless, angry, or frustrated as a parent, teacher or pet owner. "You MUST read this book if you have children or pets, and want to change their behavior without coercion "--Richard McManus, Founder and President, The Fluency Factory "An interesting story of how switching to clicker training vastly improved one agility fan's dog and also changed her own approach to family life."--Karen Pryor, author of Don't Shoot the Dog and Reaching the Animal Mind "A wonderful entry point for anyone learning about these important new methods for teaching skills and enhancing creativity."--Catherine S. Mayes, Independent Autism Advocate and Autism Project Advocate, Massachusetts Advocates for Children

The Intermediate S Guide To Dog Agility

Author : Laurie Leach
ISBN : 0793806372
Genre : Pets
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The Intermediate’s Guide to Dog Agility is designed for the agility competitor who has mastered beginner-level agility skills and is ready for her next challenge in this exciting sport. This eagerly anticipated sequel builds on the skills learned from the best-selling and award-winning The Beginner’s Guide to Dog Agility (the most respected dog agility book on the market) and features step-by-step instructions for a variety of intermediate skills to help you succeed on the competitive agility circuit. More than 200 full-color photographs and maps clearly illustrate specific skills like front and rear crosses, lateral distance, serpentines, shoulder pulls, and speed changes. The positive, reward-based training techniques explain in detail how to handle longer sequences, nerves in the agility ring, memorization of courses, and the use of signals and body language for effective communication with your dog. The practical, hands-on advice caters to both the serious and more casual agility competitor.

Agility Training

Author : Jane Simmons-Moake
ISBN : 0876054025
Genre : Pets
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Whether your dog is young or old, large or small, pedigreed or mixed breed, Agility is a sport you and your dog can enjoy together. Agility Training makes clear all aspects of this, the world's fastest growing and most versatile dog sport. Whatever your interest, whether purely casual or highly competitive, you will find the instructional methods and helpful hints meaningful for your goals. Agility Training tells readers how to get started in the sport, work on their own, attend classes, earn titles and organize a competition or practice event. Chapters describe training for all levels of Agility, from beginners through an advanced curriculum. A special feature provides detailed construction plans as well as a list of materials for all obstacles. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

From The Ground Up

Author : Kim Collins
ISBN : 9781929242788
Genre : Pets
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You might have a dog who you think will be a super-star on the agility course, but unless you work with him “from the ground up,” you may end up being disappointed. Author Kim Collins takes the position that there is a lot of training and relationship building that needs to go on before you ever begin to train the specific skills needed for agility. So this is the perfect book for you if you have a puppy or a young dog and are planning a career in agility in the future as it provides a complete training plan for both his pre-agility work and when he is ready to head out on the course.

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