Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies

Author(s): Sarah Hodgson


Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously called Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both owner and dog. Readers will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail-wagging or barking on command, to more complex tricks like fetching keys or their dinner bowl.


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Sarah Hodgson is a respected dog columnist as well as the author of many popular books on dogs. She has coached many other dogprofessionals and is frequently featured as a dog training specialiston network television, radio, and print media, including NBC's Today show, Animal Planet, CNBC, and CNN.

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started: The Foundations of Training. Chapter 1: Exploring the Fun that Awaits You. Chapter 2: Prepping for Training - Mentally and Physically. Chapter 3: Understanding Your Dog's Natural Abilities and Limitations. Chapter 4: Encouraging Self-Control before You Launch into Lessons. Part II: Teaching Tricks with Positive Reinforcement. Chapter 5: Minding Manners and Trying Out Some Tricks. Chapter 6: Engaging Favorites. Chapter 7: Go Fetch! Finding and Retrieving Tricks. Part III: Tackling More Advanced Tricks. Chapter 8: Jumping and Dancing for Joy. Chapter 9: Barking, Counting, and Singing on Cue. Chapter 10: Adding Drama with Clever Tricks. Part IV: Exploring the World of Agility. Chapter 11: Considering Agility Training. Chapter 12: Laying the Foundations for Agility. Chapter 13: Introducing Your Dog to Jumps, Tunnels, and Tables. Chapter 14: Teaching the A-Frame, Dog Walk, Teeter, and Weave Poles. Chapter 15: Sequencing and Troubleshooting Your Agility Moves. Chapter 16: Competing in Agility: Ready, Set, Go! Part V: Getting Hip to Hobbies, Events, and Earning Credentials. Chapter 17: Sharing Favorite Sports and Backyard Games. Chapter 18: Participating in More Hobbies and Breed-Specifi c Events. Chapter 19: Harness Sports: Bringing Pulling Dogs to the Starting Line. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Nearly Ten Agility Moves Anyone Can Try. Chapter 21: Top Ten Sports Injuries for Dogs. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Ensure Fido's Fit for Tricks and Agility. Index.

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  • : 9780470539590
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : 0.54
  • : April 2010
  • : 231mm X 188mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Sarah Hodgson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 636.7
  • : 360
  • : Illustrations