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- by Willard BaileyHoneybear and Skippy stumble into the high-intensity world of American Kennel Club dog obedience competition as the most clueless of neophytes. They share a life-defining adventure in pursuit of the "Holy Grail" of dog sports. Their odyssey is an emotional roller coaster -- a succession of cliffhangers resulting from injuries, training crises, performance curve balls and the mine field called th ... More
- by Willard BaileyTwo books in one! Skippy and Honeybear's touching final journey together, from the OTCH ring to the lip of the cremation chamber. Plus a rare look at life with a driven border collie athlete.
- by Judy Byron, Adele YunckAn excellent reference manual that explains how to teach, motivate, and proof obedience exercises from Novice to Utility. Describes how to move from training to showing with a wide variety of breeds; methods presented reflect experiences with training dogs that have different personalities and temperaments. Well illustrated with line drawings and photos. Very readable! Useful for instructors as we ... More
- by Diana Kerew-shawLearn to love competing in obedience
Most books on competitive obedience focus on the training and ring skills you need to be a winner with your dog in the ring and that s great. However if you find competing stressful or think you and your dog will not succeed against the best the key is defining success in a way that will make the sport enjoyable for you. Author Diana Kerew-Shaw takes on the ... More
- by Jacqueline Fraser, Amy AmmenThe first book to address the training needs and distinctions of dogs shown in conformation competition and Obedience Trials together, Dual Ring Dog also introduces Obedience training for retired show dogs.
- by DogwiseTraining a small dog is different! This book is the result of experimenting and improvising, making mistakes and learning from them. Book is written so you can do most, if not all, of the teaching and training yourself, only joining a class for the experience of working your dog with other trained dogs prior to competition. Topics include: can a small dog be competitive, puppy and pre-training, tr ... More
- Would you like to improve your dog's agility performance while helping prevent injuries at the same time? Dogs doing agility and other performance sports need to be treated as athletes. Strength and flexibility are vital. Stretching prepares the body for movement, improving performance on the agility field and aiding in the prevention of common injuries. Learn how to properly stretch your dog from ... More
- by Gary WilkesThis is your passport to dog obedience without force. Animal behaviorist and trainer Gary Wilkes will show you this innovative method of shaping behaviors with positive reinforcement.