The Beginner S Guide To Dog Agility

Autor: Laurie Leach
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793805464
File Size: 11,26 MB
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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

Autor: Julie Daniels
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593789971
File Size: 15,59 MB
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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.

The Beginner S Guide To Flyball

Autor: Lisa Pignetti
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988630437
File Size: 20,41 MB
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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.

Introduction To Dog Agility

Autor: Margaret H. Bonham
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764141386
File Size: 40,34 MB
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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

Autor: Kimberly Davis
Publisher: Kimberly Davis
ISBN: 9780983449201
File Size: 15,60 MB
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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

Autor: Laurie Leach
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793806379
File Size: 55,54 MB
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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

Autor: Jane Simmons-Moake
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876054024
File Size: 58,61 MB
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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

Autor: Kim Collins
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1929242786
File Size: 34,57 MB
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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.

Dog Tricks And Agility For Dummies

Autor: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470647356
File Size: 27,56 MB
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The fun and easy way to teach a dog new tricks Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously titled Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. You will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail wagging or barking on command to more complex tricks like fetching keys, your dog's dinner bowl, or the laundry. This hands-on guide provides the lowdown on the coolest dog tricks and offers expanded coverage on infusing the thrill of agility (whether for fun or competition) into your dog's life. Push a cart or stroller, run an agility course, play Frisbee and fly ball, and put the toys away Navigate all types of agility obstacles big and small, narrow and wide Prepare your dog for canine good citizen certification Determine if your dog can get involved in pet therapy and what's involved (i.e. nursing homes, children's centers, prisons, etc.) Make your own agility obstacles at home and set up a course Officially enter agility trials