This practical agility training book explains how to get your dog started in the exciting sport of dog agility using innovative and positive training methods.
Author: Canova, Ali
Brand: Lyons Press
- Lyons Press
Number Of Pages: 256
Release Date: 16-09-2008
Details: Product Description Based on the innovative, positive training methods this practical training book explains how to get your dog started in the exciting sport of dog agility. From the Back Cover Based on the innovative and positive training methods of Ali and Joe Canova, two of America’s top agility competitors, Agility Training for You and Your Dog is the #1 guide to get you started in this exciting sport. Using easy step-by-step footing diagrams, course illustrations, and helpful full-color photographs, the Canovas’ unique methodology develops and strengthens the connection between canine and human, guaranteeing smooth communication for confident, safe, and speedy performances every time. Training techniques for basic handling skills, jumping, tunnels, contacts, and more are all demonstrated here. Whether you want to compete as an agility team or simply have fun in your backyard, this is the only reference you’ll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.
About the Author, Joe Canova is owner and co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and is a national-level competitor who has had multiple dogs in the national finals of both the AKC and USDAA championships. Canova is also a chiropractic physician and has done animal chiropractic work. He lives in New Jersey. Ali Canova is co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and trains a wide variety of breeds including English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies. Ali and her dogs have dominated their height division at both AKC and USDAA events, with multiple wins at the qualifying events for the USDAA National Championships and the AKC World Team Try-Outs. She lives in New Jersey. Diane Goodspeed is an author, competitive agility handler, and instructor and has competed since 1992 in obedience, herding, and agility. She lives in New Jersey. Bruce Curtis is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic. He lives in New York.