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Agility: From Start to Finish
     

Agility: From Start to Finish

by Diane Bauman, Jessica M. Ajoux
 

ISBN-10: 157779091X

ISBN-13: 9781577790914

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: Alpine Publications, Incorporated

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

Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577790914
Publisher:
Alpine Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
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Title Page
Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction

Section I: The Start

Chapter 1. Why Agility Makes Sense to Dogs
Chapter 2. Training Philosophy
Chapter 3. Foundation Training
Chapter 4. Puppies in Agility
Section II: Handling

Chapter 5. The Strategy of Handling
Chapter 6. The Four-Ways
Chapter 7. Commands You Need
Chapter 8. Ways of Turning a Dog
Chapter 9. Handling Sequences
Chapter 10.Working from a Distance
Chapter 11.The Start of the Course
Section III: Obstacles

Chapter 12. Jumping
Chapter 13. The Tire
Chapter 14. All about Contact Obstacles
Chapter 15. Up Contacts
Chapter 16. The Contact Behavior
Chapter 17. The Touch Method
Chapter 18. The Two-on-Two-Off
Chapter 19. The A-Frame
Chapter 20. The See-Saw
Chapter 21. The Dogwalk
Chapter 22. Weave Poles
Chapter 23. The Pause Table
Chapter 24. The Chute
Chapter 25. Open Tunnels

Section IV: The Finish

Chapter 26. Agility Competition
Chapter 27. Border Collies in Agility
Chapter 28. The Value of Agility

Glossary
Appendices
1. Flow chart
2. Agility Progress Skill Chart
Index
About the Author
About the Co-author
About the Visuals in this book

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