The Beginner s Guide to Dog Agility

Author: Laurie Leach
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793805464
Format: PDF
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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.

Agility Training for You and Your Dog

Author: Ali Canova
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461745640
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988630437
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Agility Training

Author: Jane Simmons-Moake
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876054024
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

4 H Guide to Dog Training Dog Tricks

Author: Tammie Rogers
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1616738944
Format: PDF, Docs
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Teaching a dog commands, let alone tricks, can be--well, tricky. This step-by-step illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of dog training. In no-nonsense, easy-to-follow terms, the guide covers everything from establishing trust and authority to leash-training, mastering simple commands, and teaching basic tricks. Whether you’re training your dog for a 4-H project, in preparation for a local fair or show, or simply for pleasure (your pet’s, too!), The 4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks provides all the information you need to get started--and to succeed.

101 Dog Tricks

Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592533256
Format: PDF, ePub
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Performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, help your dog integrate into your family, and keep him mentally and physically challenged. Includes: beg, bow, say your prayers, fetch the paper, find the remote, and more; also, step-by-step instructions to guide the trainer; troubleshooting tips to solve problems; and "build-on" ideas that encourage taking a mastered skill to the next level.--Publisher's description.

Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470647356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

From the Ground Up

Author: Kim Collins
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1929242786
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Agility Start to Finish

Author: Diane L. Bauman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781577790914
Format: PDF, ePub
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Agility Start to Finish is an all-inclusive book that touches on the aspects of training a dog in agility. In it, the author instructs the reader how to handle the dog while running the course, as well as covering each obstacle clearly and thoroughly. Agility Start to Finish suggests new ways of looking at fundamental concepts in agility and offers fresh new ideas when explaining things to students both human and canine. Puppies, best commands to use, and handling through the course are discussed in detail. In the section on obstacles, each chapter is dedicated to the individual obstacle and how to train the dog to that obstacle. Ms. Bauman, with Jessica Ajoux, also explains agility competition and how to participate in the trials, with helpful tips and advice that will aid the reader in preparing to compete. They have included a special chapter for the Border Collie and how this breed, and other herding breeds, handles differently then other dogs. For anyone who would enjoy doing agility with their dog at home, or for those who would like to compete in the ring, this is an excellent book to have!