Boris Recommends the Following Exercise(!) Books!
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"Jumping from A to Z" by Chris Zink DVM
Published by Canine Sports Productions, © 1996, ISBN: 1888119004
In Chris Zink DVM's excellent book "Jumping from A to Z" she explains about how the dog's weight to height ratio reflects the amount of trauma on a dog's joints from jumping. In an otherwise healthy dog with a good jumping style, this is the key. - Vilma Kistner
Jane Simmons-Moake is a veteran ability competitor and a utility judge,
as well. This book describes all levels of agility and competitive
agility. There is a chapter devoted to teaching agility with suggested
course designs, as well as an appendix which gives detailed construction
plans for agility equipment. Other chapters discuss Obstacle Training,
Obedience Work, Sequencing and Distance Control. The key element is
agility, Jane stresses, is "fun!"
- Alpenhorn Review
State-of-the-art, step by step instructions for training your dog to master each agility obstacle with safety, fun and
competitive excellence in mind. Includes important principles for building a happy and successful working relationship
with your dog, as well as a solid foundation for all of your agility training. Focuses on setting high standards and
getting it right from the start so that no retraining will be necessary later down the road. The perfect companion volume to Jane's Competitive Agility video set.
"Competitive Agility Training Videos (Set of 3 Tapes)
by Jane Simmons-Moake
© 1999, 75 Min. ea.
Fine-tune your agility performance with these videos. They cover obstacles, sequence training, and advanced skills.
This is a great buy for your agility club!
"An Introduction to Canine Carting (Video)" Beth Ostrander
Beth and her husband run Dog Works, a carting outfitter. Beth stresses in
her video that carting is fun. The video covers the various types of
harnesses and carts and wagons and shows in explicit detail the harness and
hitch and the proper look when fitted correctly. She then covers the
introduction to the equipment for your dog, basic carting training, basic
obedience for carting and maneuvering.
"Newfoundland Draft Work: A Guide for Training" Consie Powell
This book contains a wealth of information for training any dog in
beginning draft work. This is one of the most well-written and
authoritative guides for training a working dog in drafting, both for
beginners and seasoned draft teams. Consie elaborates on the basic
philosophy behind draft work training and the importance of establishing a
"teamwork" foundation and developing a deep functional level of
communication with your working dog. There is a large chapter on equipment
and the importance of selecting the proper hardware. The book includes a
lengthy, well organized and well thought out training program designed to
shape a working dog who both enjoys drafting and will work in a variety of
environments. This book is a must for anyone interested in doing drafting
with their Berner.
"Enthusiastic Tracking, The Step-by-Step Training Manual" by William (Sil) Sanders
Paperback - 160 pages 2 edition (May 1, 1998), Rime Pubns; ISBN: 1892119226
- Recommended by Pat Tackett!
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