BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE, 2nd Edition
Building Blocks for Performance holds the key to successful puppy training for future performance dog events, setting solid groundwork for dog obedience training, and other dog competition events. Whether you plan to compete or not, Building Blocks for Performance makes training fun! Eight weeks old or six months of age, your puppy will gain a winning edge for all types of canine performance. Fifteen FUN minutes a day is all you need to turn your puppy into a highly motivated, confident companion eager and ready for all types of canine competition! Totally revised in 2011, this new 2nd edition contains new photos, new exercises, new games and much more!
PERFORMANCE DOG TRAINING STARTS WITH YOUR PUPPY!
• Ten essential training principles that build motivation and confidence.
• Use play to instill specific behaviors and make training fun!
• Get the maximum benefit from praise.
• Develop a plan for your dog’s competitive success.
• Give your puppy a winning edge in all types of canine performance.
• Positive training techniques used by the USA World Cup Obedience Team captain.
Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11, 168 pages, illustrated, references
AUTHORS BOBBIE ANDERSON AND TRACY LIBBY
Bobbie Anderson is a successful exhibitor, trainer and former AKC obedience judge. Bobbie and her Sheltie, Trump, represented the USA in the World Cup Obedience Competition held in Great Britain from 2009-2011, with Bobbie serving as team captain for two of those years. She has competed with multiple breeds, titled numerous Obedience Trial Champions and has earned 70+ titles in obedience, tracking and herding. She teaches all levels of competition obedience.
Tracy Libby is an award-winning author who has written several books and numerous articles. She was awarded the coveted Maxwell Award for Excellence in Dog Writing. She exhibits Australian Shepherds in bothconformation and obedience. Her website is:
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE CONTENTS
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|Why puppies do what they do
Build a strong relationship
Make training fun
The finer points of motivation
Understand compulsion, correction and discipline
Manage, maximize and increase drive
Laying the groundwork with fun and games
Teach basic skills
Build a plan for success
REVIEWS FOR BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE
"One of my tried and true recommended titles. . ."
– Stephanie Horan, Dog World
“Focuses on competitive training but also contains wisdom for anyone who wants a great relationship with a puppy.”
– Deborah Wood
”This new edition includes helpful sidebars and illustrative photographs that will appeal to all levels of dog trainer. In addition to step-by-step training methods, the authors address the impact of genetics, breed-specific characteristics, drive and the handler-dog relationship, all with the resounding message – make it fun.”
– AKC Family Dog magazine
“While retaining all of the excellent material from the first edition, there are now expanded sections, new additions and a few extras . . . more discussion about what makes your puppy who he is. Understanding what makes your pup tick will help you to tailor your training games to take advantage of his specific traits and avoid some of the less desirable ones. An added bonus to the new edition are the examples of stumbling blocks handlers run into during training, followed by discussion of what the authors would do in those situations. Of course at the core of this book and the authors’ training philosophy, is that building a solid relationship with your dog based on respect is the key to success. The book continues to be a staple of any dog library."
– Marsha Dusek, editor
"Best Service Dog Training Resources: Building Blocks for Performance
Building Blocks for Performance (Building Blocks) found its way onto three quarters of the polled Service Dog Training Resources trainers’ lists of most valuable Service Dog training resources. Building Blocks caters to trainers looking to instill into their young performance/competition candidates working aptitude, exceptionally strong handler focus, performance under distraction and the ability to turn excitement on and off at the flip of a switch. All of those skills are extremely valuable lessons for any Service Dog in Training, and Building Blocks carries the added advantage of being a solid relationship building program, too, and it solidifies the working bond between trainer and puppy super early while also creating snappy, responsive obedience and instinctive manners."
Click on the following link to a short you-tube video for Bobbie at the World Cup. Bobbie Anderson, U.S. World Cup Obedience Team competing 2011: