A positive agility training method that's fun for you and your dog
Designed expressly for dog owners who want the interactive thrill of agility sports without the rigid rules, pressures, and expenses of competition, Having Fun with Agility is a practical, down-to-earth guide to today's most popular canine sport.
The seasoned trainer and award-winning writer Margaret Bonham explains proven, positive methods--such as clicker training--that will help your dog perform the kinds of fabulous feats you see at competitions. Whether your pet's a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, a Basset Hound or a mixed breed, Having Fun with Agility will help you and your dog master the basics--and enjoy doing it.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments.
Part One: Learning Agility.
1. Getting Started.
2. Clicker for Fun (Learning the Rules).
3. Clicking with Agility (Obstacle Training).
4. Handling Your Dog.
Part Two: Having Fun and Playing Games.
5. Fun Games and Courses.
6. Holding an Agility Party.
Part Three: Health and Agility.
7. Emphasizing Good Health.
8. Nutrition for Your Agility Dog.
9. Having Fun with Special-Needs Dogs.
Part Four: What’s Ahead—Getting Involved.
10. Where to Go from Here.
Appendix A: Agility Organizations.
Appendix B: Agility References.