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Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 2: Sequence Training
     

Excelling at Dog Agility: Book 2: Sequence Training

by Jane Simmons-Moake
 
Dog Agility is undeniably America's fastest growing dog sport. Enthusiasts will tell you that it's simply the most fun you can have with your dog! Today, agility trials are regularly featured on television channels such as Animal Planet, ESPN, and Outdoor Life. As a result of this growing visibility, more and more people are being bitten by the agility bug. Jane

Overview

Dog Agility is undeniably America's fastest growing dog sport. Enthusiasts will tell you that it's simply the most fun you can have with your dog! Today, agility trials are regularly featured on television channels such as Animal Planet, ESPN, and Outdoor Life. As a result of this growing visibility, more and more people are being bitten by the agility bug. Jane Simmons-Moake's highly acclaimed three-book series entitled Excelling at Dog Agility provides a wealth of information to satisfy the needs of both newcomers to the sport and experienced agility enthusiasts. Book 1: Obstacle Training, Book 2: Sequence Training, and Book 3: Advanced Skills Training provide detailed, state-of-the-art instruction in a clear, easy-to-understand format.

The second book of the series, Excelling at Dog Agility - Book 2: Sequence Training:
  • Teaches you how to sequence smoothly from one obstacle to the next, to reach your dog's highest potential for speed and accuracy.
  • Helps you develop a consistent set of cues for communicating with your dog on the agility course. As a result, your dog will understand your directives in an instant, even at the highest of speeds and the greatest of distances.
  • Provides detailed lesson plans for Beginner, Intermediate I, and Intermediate II agility training classes.
  • Is the perfect companion to Competitive Agility Training with Jane Simmons-Moake, Tape 2: Sequence Training - Named Best Video of the Year by the Dog Writers' Association of America.


About the Author

Jane Simmons-Moake is one of the world's foremost agility trainers. A top-winning competitor, veteran judge, and award-winning author, Jane runs one of the nation's most successful agility training organizations, FlashPaws Agility Training Center in Houston, Texas. A popular seminar leader in the U.S. and abroad, Jane has also competed internationally as a member of the 1996 and 1997 U.S. World Championship Agility Teams.

Jane's unique background combines over 20 years of competitive dog training success in a wide variety of dog sports with M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in Instructional Technology - the study of designing training programs that really work. As a result, Jane's books and videos have long been considered by many to be "the bible" of serious agility enthusiasts.

Editorial Reviews

Jones, Treshell
This book was chosen to be on the prestigious 'DogRead' list as a book selection of the month. It was very well received by our 3000 member email group. The author was very knowledgeable and easy to understand even though also very in depth.
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Philips, Helen
Now to the rescue comes Jane Simmons-Moake's second book in her Excelling at Dog Agility series: Sequence Training. This book is an invaluable training companion for anyone just starting a dog in agility or for more experienced dogs who need help in negotiating courses. Clearly written and illustrated, it's the next best thing to having a top agility instructor lead you by the hand. If you're looking for a handy reference for agility, this book is definitely the place to go.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967492919
Publisher:
Flashpaws Productions
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
BOOK 2
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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What People are Saying About This

Roehm, Susan
This book is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to learn about the wonderful sport of dog agility and how to train their dog to compete in the agility ring. In addition, it can help the experienced agility handler train their beginning dog the right way from the start, helping to ensure success.

This book is written as a companion to Simmons-Moake's award-winning set of videos on agility training (which are also excellent), but you do not need the videos to enjoy the book. There are pictures and diagrams, and the book is well-organized into easy to understand sections. The author breaks down the art of training agility into simple concepts, which she reemphasizes and builds on throughout the book.

Simmons-Moake clearly understands how dogs learn, and encourages positive, motivational methods to teach dogs how to perform each agility obstacle correctly and to enhance the dog-handler relationship.

I highly recommend this book! Agility is an addicting sport, one of the most fun things you can enjoy with your dog, and this book is a great way to learn about it.
— AKC Agility Judge

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