Unleashing the Velcro Dog: Training Your Agility Dog to Love Working at a Distance

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Do you long for a dog that will soar accurately and enthusiastically through the most challenging agility course, while working at great distances? If so, you have come to the right place. This book will show you how to train your joined-at-the-hip Velcro dog to both enjoy and excel at working away from you.

The ability to handle your dog at a distance is a tremendous asset-if not a necessity-in aal types of agility courses. Though the methods detailed in this book you can: ...

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Overview

Do you long for a dog that will soar accurately and enthusiastically through the most challenging agility course, while working at great distances? If so, you have come to the right place. This book will show you how to train your joined-at-the-hip Velcro dog to both enjoy and excel at working away from you.

The ability to handle your dog at a distance is a tremendous asset-if not a necessity-in aal types of agility courses. Though the methods detailed in this book you can: Attain a competitive advantage through the enormous flexibility you will gain in choosing a winning handling strategy. Take a shorter path than your dog by working at a lateral distance, thus allowing you to take full advantage of your dog's fastest speed-instead of being limited by yours. Acquire tools to enable you to smoothly handle courses with handler restrictions, long straightaways, and layering challenges. Ace courses that specifically require distance skills, such as Gamblers and FAST. Enjoy the exhilarating feeling of ultimate teamwork as you and your canine partner masterfully negotiate the course together, yet independently.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967492933
  • Publisher: Flashpaws Productions
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,002,306
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     5
About This Book     7
Tools and Concepts     9
Tunnels at a Distance     17
Jumps at a Distance     23
Contact Obstacles at a Distance     29
The Pause Table at a Distance     41
Weave Poles at a Distance     49
Sequencing Using Lateral Distance     67
Learning to Love Layering     77
Lateral Distance Through Circle Training     85
Lateral Pushing Through the Out Command     95
Again at a Distance     103
Contact/Tunnel Flips at a Distance     111
More Fun With Concentric Circles     123
Linear-Distance Skills     137
Combining Flips and Layering     145
Distance Racetracks     153
Pinwheels at a Distance     165
Getting the Opposite End of the Tunnel at a Distance     171
Driving Ahead After Tunnels     181
Putting It All Together     189
Further Resources     217
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