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AGILITY START TO FINISH
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AGILITY START TO FINISH

 

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DOG AGILITY— ALL COMPETITIONS, ALL LEVELS

Starting a puppy in dog agility or going into advanced agility exercises? Every aspect and every level of agility is thoroughly explained in this training book. Learn about dog agility courses, agility organizations, dog agility titles, how to participate in agility, competition levels in AKC, UKC, USDAA and other agility competitions. With this book, you'll learn the exact way to communicate with your dog, and even more important, what your dog is saying to you! All the exercises in Agility Start to Finish are clearly detailed and illustrated. It's the only book on dog agility you'll need!

PROVEN DOG AGILITY TRAINING METHODS FOR ALL BREEDS OF DOGS! 

• Dog agility handling techniques that will take seconds off your score
• Each new agility skill builds on the previous dog agility exercise
• Dog agility courses for practice and in actual competition
• Dog agility training for beginner, advanced and professional levels
• Communicate with your dog using body language

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11, 272 pages, color photos, progress charts, glossary, resources, index


AUTHORS DIANE L. BAUMAN AND JESSICA AJOUX

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Diane Bauman is one of the most successful dog agility professionals in the field today. She has won both gold and silver medals representing the USA on the World Agility Team, instructed hundreds of successful students, and is the author of five dog training books and several training videos. She was the third agility competitor to achieve a MACH (Master Agility Championship). She also conducts private lessons in tracking, herding and dog obedience. 



Jessica Ajoux, a successful competitor in dog agility for many years, has served as an official USDAA judge since 2004. She has trained and learned from a variety of top trainers on both coasts and works hard to stay on the cutting edge of this ever evolving sport. Jessica currently teaches Agility for all levels along with puppy and basic obedience. She is familiar with a variety of breeds and has personally trained and competed with All-Americans, Border Collies, a Briard, Yorkie and Cocker Spaniels. Find more information at http://www.readygoagility.com/.

 
AGILITY START TO FINISH CONTENTS

    1.  Agility make sense to dogs
    2.  A new approach to training
    3.  Building a solid foundation
    4.  Puppies in agility
    5.  The strategy of handling
    6.  The four ways
    7.  Commands you need
    8.  Ways of turning a dog
    9.  Handling sequences
   10. Working from a distance
   11. The start of the course
   12. Jumping
   13. The tie
   14. All about contact obstacles
   15. Up contacts
   16. Contact behavior
   17. The touch method
   18. The two-on, two-off
   19. The A-frame
   20. The seesaw
   21. The dogwalk
   22. Weave poles
   23. The pause table
   24. The chute
   25. The open tunnel
   26. Agility competition
   27. The Border Collie in agility
   28. The value of agility


REVIEWS FOR AGILITY START TO FINISH


"Whether you're a seasoned professional or thinking about getting started in the sport, you'll find this book indispensable."  
           – Modern Dog Magazine

"Even though I am an experienced agility exhibitor, I found much of value . . . "    
           – Helen Phillips

"This is not JUST about agility, it is about the whole dog."           
          – Undine Bistany

"Diane Bauman is the master when it comes to competitive obedience. The thing I love . . . is that she writes so that it is possible to understand why she does what she does and also makes it possible for the dog owner to succeed."     

          – Reader review

" . . . a must for everyone who aspires to compete in agility."     
      – Reader review

"The photos in this book are so special that they are worth talking about . . . a huge plus for the novice since it helps show the reader what is expected and how to execute the exercises."             
          – Reader review

"Agility is a dog sport which depends on human/dog body language and interactions, and Agility Start to Finish is the perfect place to cover that interaction process. All levels of dog owners will appreciate the detailed coverage."          
           – Reader review



 

 

 

 

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