Agility Training: The Fun Sport for All Dogs

Agility Training: The Fun Sport for All Dogs

by Jane Simmons-Moake
     
 

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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

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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

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Library Journal
``Simply put, Agility is the most fun you can share with your dog,'' the author asserts, and those who have jumped on the bandwagon for this fast-growing sport will enthusiastically agree. Racing against the clock, dogs must, among many challenging obstacles, clear a series of hurdles, dash through tunnels and up and down see-saws, and weave in and out of a line of closely spaced poles. Simmons-Moake provides a solid introduction to the sport, while husband Gordon's detailed appendix on obstacle construction is extremely useful to those just starting out. Public libraries, especially those serving communities with active dog obedience clubs, should consider. Areas with established agility clubs will prefer Julie Daniels's Enjoying Dog Agility (Doral, 1991), which offers excellent step-by-step training instructions (including puppy training and agility for children) as well as creative ideas for obstacles; it refers readers to the U.S. Dog Agility Association for information on obstacle construction. (Illustrations not seen.)-- Jennifer King, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Marlboro, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876054024
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Series:
Howell Reference Bks.
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
966,071
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

Jane Simmons-Moake is a veteran Agility competitor and a judge of Agility events. She and her husband, Gordon Simmons-Moake, are partners in the FlashPaws Agility Training Center in Houston and have been instrumental in organizing Agility events nationwide.

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