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Agility & Obedience

AGILITY FOR STARTERS

AGILITY FOR STARTERS

Author - Connie Sellers - Publisher - First Stone Publishing

FROM ZERO TO HERO IN 101 EXERCISES

Watching a top agility handler and dog competing together is mesmerising. It is a fantastic spectacle, and the understanding between the two seems telepathic. But it can also appear daunting to the beginner. How can you and your dog ever build that bond and scale those heights? The answer lies in hard work…but along the way the two of you can have more fun than you ever believed possible. Agility For Starters shows you how to do it. Written by Connie Sellers, who specialises in training novice competitors, the book is designed to get you to your first competition in 101 exercises, many of which you can practise in the garden at home. With contributions from a host of star names, it is the perfect introduction to agility…the world’s fastest-growing dog sport.

Price: 20.49

ALL ABOUT AGILITY

ALL ABOUT AGILITY

Author - Jacqueline O'Neil - Publisher - Howel

This informative book tells you how you can get started in canine agility.

Learn how the sport evolved, all about the rules, different courses and what to expect when you turn up to an agility event

Price: 11.74

ADVANCED AGILITY WORKBOOK

ADVANCED AGILITY WORKBOOK - Author - Houston et al - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 19.00

AGILITY ALL ABOUT

AGILITY ALL ABOUT - Author - O'Neil - Publisher - Howell

Price: 18.49

AGILITY BOOK ONE

AGILITY BOOK ONE

Author - Hobday - Publisher - Our Dogs

This 111 page manual, written in an interesting and readable style, is profusely illustrated with photos and diagrams and should be essential reading for enthusiasts at all levels of agility.

It covers the introduction of the beginner dog to all the items of equipment and also stresses the importance of control training for all dogs. The exercises described throughout the book will benefit both beginner and more experienced dogs.

Price: 10.47

AGILITY BOOK TWO

AGILITY BOOK TWO

Author - Hobday - Publisher - Our Dogs

This 208 page handbook, the sequel to Agility is Fun, (above) develops the control exercises and includes a section addressing some of the problems that may arise. It also features a chapter on the construction of contact equipment

Where as the first book dealt with agility basics, this one seeks to take the handler on into the world of competition for both mini and standard size dogs and is packed with essential tips and information.

Price: 12.45

AGILITY CLASS

Author - Sanford - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 17.00

AGILITY COURSE DESIGN

Author - Matt - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 25.99

AGILITY GAMES

Author - Houston & Mah - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 19.00

AGILITY STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO

AGILITY STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO

Author - Holden & Gilbert - Publisher - Ringpress

Price: 9.74

AGILITY SUCCESS

Author - Steinker - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 25.59

AGILITY TRAINING FOR PUPPIES VOL 1

AGILITY TRAINING FOR PUPPIES VOL 1 - Author - Hobday - Publisher - Crosskeys

THIS TITLE IS NOW OUT OF PRINT BUT COPIES CAN OCCASIONALLY BE OBTAINED ALTHOUTH THEY MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL.

iF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO TRY TO FIND YOU A COPY, PLEASE ORDER AS NORMAL AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU BEFORE TAKING PAYMENT.

Price: 17.50

AGILITY TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS (Cartoons)

AGILITY TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS (Cartoons) - Author - Liddel - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 17.99

AGILITY TRAINING THE FUN SPORT FOR ALL DOGS

AGILITY TRAINING THE FUN SPORT FOR ALL DOGS

Author - Simmonds-Moake - Publisher - Wiley

Agility Training tells readers how to get started in the sport, work on their own, attend classes, earn titles and organise a competition or practice event.

Chapters describe training for all levels of Agility, from beginners through an advanced curriculum. A special feature provides detailed construction plans as well as a list of materials for all obstacles.

Price: 23.49

AGILITY TRICKS

AGILITY TRICKS

Author - Dunford - Publisher - Crosskeys/Clean Run

While tricks have traditionally been viewed as cute, silly, and often inconsequential to serious trainers, the author shows us how to make tricks a useful part of our agility programs.

You can use tricks to reduce your dog's stress at shows, enhance your relationship with your dog, increase strength and flexibility, teach your dog to tune in to you better, or simply as a warm-up before going in the ring.

Price: 13.49

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO DOG AGILITY

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO DOG AGILITY

Author - Laurie Leach - Publisher - TFH

Find everything you need to know about starting in agility in this 256 page, fun guide that includes information on pre-agility training, detailed advice on correction-free training, and step-by-step agility training techniques.

Also learn how to make your own agility obstacles, use a clicker as a motivational tool, and officially enter agility trials.

Participating in agility competitions can build a strong, enduring bond between you and your dog. Read "The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility" to learn the ins and outs of this exciting hobby.

Price: 12.45

BEGINNING OBEDIENCE GUIDE TO

BEGINNING OBEDIENCE GUIDE TO

Author - Gentile Jnr - Publisher - TFH

In the Guide to Beginning Obedience, Dan Gentile, Jr., one of America's foremost trainers of dogs and dog handlers, provides the reader with professional assistance and expert advice about training his or her dog in obedience.

A great book for beginners, the author takes the reader through basic commands, housetraining, and problem solving with simple and easy-to-follow steps.

Price: 6.70

CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCE BOOK VOLUME 1

CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCE BOOK VOLUME 1

Author - Green - Publisher - Clean Run / Crosskeys

The Exercise Sourcebook Vol. 1 contains oer 300 exercises that will fit within a 60' x 80' training area.

The exercises were developed by top agility handlers, trainers and instructors and are organised in three ssections - jumping, weaving and contacts, each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels.

88 spiral bound pages.

Price: 17.45

CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCE BOOK VOLUME 2

CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCE BOOK VOLUME 2

Author - Green - Publisher - Clean Run / Crosskeys

The Exercise Source Book Vol. 2 contains 482 exercises developed by top trainers, handlers and instructors and are designed to fit within a 60' x 80' training area.

The book's contents are organised in three sections - jumping, weaving and contacts, each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels.

116 spiral bound pages.

Price: 18.45

CLICKER TRAINING FOR OBEDIENCE

CLICKER TRAINING FOR OBEDIENCE

Author - Spencer - Publisher - Dogwise

Learn how to apply clicker training to the demands of obedience performance.

This 255 page manual gives specific instructions, including footwork diagrams and training plans to help you develop the extreme precision and reliability necessary for consistent performance.

This detailed and thorough book could change your entire approach to obedience training.

Price: 28.49

COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO Kingdom

COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO Kingdom

Kingdom - Author - Beasley - Publisher - TFH

This hard covered handbook explains everything the dog owner needs to know to start out in Obedience Competition, detailing the various criteria for entry, describing the steps from Pre-beginner through to Class C at championship level and how best to prepare the dog for each hurdle.

Price: 9.70

COURSE DESIGN (Agility Courses)

COURSE DESIGN (Agility Courses) - Author - Matt - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 22.49

CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS

CRUFTS OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONS - Author - Roslin Williams - Publisher - Wagstaff

Price: 17.50

DANCES WITH DOGS

Author - Laurencs - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 17.00

DANCING WITH YOUR DOG

DANCING WITH YOUR DOG

Author - Sandra Davis - Publisher - Dogwise

This 110 page manual has been spiral bound so that the pages stay open for your reference while you teach your dog each dance movement.

It is divided into 3 sections - Getting Started, Getting the Rhythm, and Getting Applause and is aimed at those in the early stages of canine dance. Clearly illustrated and explained - it will be an invaluable resource for every HTM student.

Price: 17.49

ENJOYING DOG AGILITY

ENJOYING DOG AGILITY

Author - Daniels - Publisher - Doral

In this 240 page paperback, author Julie Daniels, a longtime agility instructor, competitor, judge and enthusiast, sets you on the road to success in one of the country's fastest growing dog sports.

The full-colour second edition of this upbeat and informative guide is invaluable for anyone interested in this sport telling you everything you need to know from getting ready for training to mastering each obstacle...while having fun at every leap, step and turn.

Price: 17.49

FLYBALL MANUAL

FLYBALL MANUAL

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine

This is the complete training manual for the fun game of Flyball containing 70 pages of vital information about this exiting canine sport.

Clearly illustrated and presented as a spiral bound soft back. it explains how to teach the box and the jumps to the dog and develop the necessary speed that is an integral part of the sport.

Price: 10.25

FURTHER LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS VOL 3

Author - Hobday - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 17.50

GET IT RIGHT

GET IT RIGHT

Author - Roy Goutte - Publisher - Farming books and Videos

This practical step-by-step guide to competitive obedience training covers all the fundamentals for anyone wishing to compete in obedience competitions.

It is also ideal for all who simply want an obedient dog! Handy "tip boxes", explanatory diagrams and photographs illustrate throughout.

This title is now out of print but good second hand copies are sometimes available. Please order on line as usual and we will contact you regarding availability and price. Thank you.

Price: 11.74

GO THE DISTANCE - TRAINING YOUR DOG TO WORK AWAY

GO THE DISTANCE - TRAINING YOUR DOG TO WORK AWAY

Author - Houston & Peardot - Publisher - Dogwise

This workbook for training your dog to work away in agility is organised into progressive lessons which build upon fundamental skills.

It is designed to provide the agility instructor with a clearly written reference for teaching the basics of distance work. Divided into eight lesson plans, it contains many exercises which can be used, reused and expanded upon. Distance work is a key element of success in virtually all agility work.

Price: 21.49

HAPPY DOGS HAPPY WINNERS

HAPPY DOGS HAPPY WINNERS

Author - White - Publisher - Rainbow

This book has been updated and revised extensively. As in the fist edition, Angela offers sound, constructive advice on how to enjoy your training whilst gaining the best from your dogs, whatever their character, from the keen over the top dog to the meek and sensitive type.

It also gives an insight into the basic rules of competition in the UK and compares differences in the exercises for the FCI standards as well as other countries. It will help you to understand and take you through from beginners to Crufts or even the world Championships. It includes the up to date techniques of Clicker & Target Training and shows how these motivational techniques can be used to their full extent with the sport of competitive obedience.

Each section is packed with hints and tips that will help you to get the best from your dog. It is well presented and very easy to read with techniques described in a step-by-step fashion.

Price: 17.45

HAPPY DOGS HAPPY WINNERS

HAPPY DOGS HAPPY WINNERS - Author - White - Publisher - TFH

Price: 13.45

HAVING FUN WITH AGILITY WITHOUT COMPETITION

HAVING FUN WITH AGILITY WITHOUT COMPETITION

Author - Margaret H Bonham - Publisher - Howell

Designed for dog owners who want to have some fun with agility but have no desire to compete in the ring, this book shows how to master the basics of this top dog sport while avoiding the constricting obedience requirements of actual competition.

Margaret Bonham shows owners how to use positive tools to get started, and explains how to "break the rules" by allowing treats and over-handling.

Price: 12.49

ITS A DOG NOT A TOASTER

ITS A DOG NOT A TOASTER

Author - Diana Kerew-Shaw - Publisher - Dogwise

Most books on competitive obedience focus on the training and ring skills you need to be a winner with your dog in the ring-and that's great. However if you find competing stressful or think you and your dog will not "succeed" against the "best" the key is defining success in a way that will make the sport enjoyable for you. Author Diana Kerew-Shaw takes on the subject of "how to find your fun" in It's a Dog Not a Toaster, showing you how you can learn to enjoy the sport, even if your dog never comes close to a qualifying score.

You will learn about:

o How to set goals that are meaningful and will work for you and your dog.

o What it's like to enter the "Land of Obedience" and become a member of the "Cult" which inhabits it. Hint: it's fun! o What every newcomer to the sport needs to know to get started including information about Fun Matches, Show n Go's, and obedience clubs. How changes in the obedience world are making the sport accessible to more competitors including the development of Rally Obedience and the opportunities which now exist for mixed breeds.

Price: 18.49

THE HEALTHY WAY TO STRETCH YOUR DOG - A PHYSICAL THERAPY APPROACH

THE HEALTHY WAY TO STRETCH YOUR DOG - A PHYSICAL THERAPY APPROACH

Publisher - Dogwise

Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs-many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events-so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is a canine athlete or a lap dog.

Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group. Teaches correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain good form. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.

Price: 23.49

HOW TO JUDGE AGILITY

HOW TO JUDGE AGILITY

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine / Crosskeys

Peter Lewis is largely credited as having developed the sport and bringing about good judging techniques.

This manual explains what every judge needs to know and covers both the U.K. and international judging, plus the accepted rules of a diversity of different games that are often part of an agility event.

Price: 10.25

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OBEDIENCE

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF OBEDIENCE - Author - Pearce - Publisher - Canine Press

Price: 9.74

HOW TO GET STARTED IN OBEDIENCE

HOW TO GET STARTED IN OBEDIENCE - Author - Ellen - Publisher - DTW

Price: 6.45

HOW TO MAKE GARDEN AGILITY OBSTACLES

HOW TO MAKE GARDEN AGILITY OBSTACLES

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine / Crosskeys

Peter Lewis's book makes it possible for anyone to have inexpensive and space saving agility obstacles in their own garden.

Revised to take account of regulations, it provides step by step instructions for making different types of garden obstacles and has been enlarged to include details and drawings for constructing equipment of competition quality.

Price: 10.25

HOW TO TEACH AGILITY OBSTACLES

HOW TO TEACH AGILITY OBSTACLES

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine / Crosskeys

If you are new to the sport, this manual will help you start training in a way that should avoid many of the pitfalls that many newcomers experience.

Contents include: Introduction, The Weaving Poles, Jumping Hurdles, The Table and Pause, Contact Obstacles - Contact Through Hoops, Hoop Methods '1', Hoop Method '2', Hoops at the 'A' Ramp, Hoops at the See-Saw, Contact and Wait - Contact and Wait at the Dog Walk,Contact and Wait at the 'A' Ramp, Contact and Wait at the See-Saw, Contacts and General Advice, Tunnels - The Pipe Tunnel, The Collapsible Tunnel, The Hoop or Tyre and the Long Jump.

Price: 10.25

HOW TO TRAIN A WORKING TRIAL DOG

HOW TO TRAIN A WORKING TRIAL DOG

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine / Crosskeys

First published in 1977, this book launched many dog trainers on a successful working trial career.

It was updated in 2002 and this 152 page re-write concentrates on foundations and all aspects of training from the lowest level to top competition.

it is illustrated with line drawings and will be invaluable for every working trials enthusiast.

Price: 14.50

HOW TO WIN AT AGILITY

HOW TO WIN AT AGILITY

Author - Lewis - Publisher - Canine

Having acquired or built your agility obstacles and taught the dog each one, it is necessary to achieve skills between and on the obstacles.

With experience from the sport’s beginning this author developed many of the training methods that are used throughout the world.

It is for those who just want to have fun or also who want to win.

Price: 10.25

INTERMEDIATE AGILITY WORKBOOK

INTERMEDIATE AGILITY WORKBOOK

Author - Houston et al - Publisher - Clean Run / Crosskeys

The Intermediate Agility Workbook, contains progressive exercises and instructional information for an eight-week agility class designed for dogs and handlers that have previously completed a beginning agility class. The object of the intermediate program is to instill confidence and a sense of fun in performing agility obstacles in short sequences.

The programme places a fundamental emphasis on the handler keeping the dog's attention at all times. Handlers are challenged to perform what are generally considered advanced handling maneuvers. But, in reality, these maneuvers are more easily learned early in a handler's training and will prove more important in the long run than focusing only on running longer and longer sequences.

Price: 21.50

INTRODUCTORY AGILITY WORKBOOK

Author - Houston et al - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 18.99

OBEDIENCE COMPETITION DOG

Author - Smith - Publisher - Canine

Price: 8.75

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Author - Bartley & Bartley - Publisher - Crowood

Price: 17.49

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Author - Kelsey wood - Publisher - TFH

Price: 10.70

OBEDIENCE TRAINING GUIDE TO

OBEDIENCE TRAINING GUIDE TO

Author - Gentile - Publisher - TFH

This easy to understand training book explains to the new dog owner a proven method for training their dog.

The author has been a professional dog trainer for over 35 years and his method has been successfully used by thousands of novice trainers.

Price: 7.70

PAWS TO DANCE VOL 1

PAWS TO DANCE VOL 1

Author - Clayton - Publisher - Crosskeys

Paws to Dance is an instruction manual of short dances designed to help the beginner get started on moving to music with a dog.

It contains short an simple routines to enable you and your dog to begin to work togehter as a dance team.

Price: 12.50

MORE PAWS TO DANCE

MORE PAWS TO DANCE

Author - Clayton - Publisher - Crosskeys

The first 'Paws to Dance' book was an instruction manual of short dances designed to help the beginner get started on moving to music with a dog. This second book, 'More Paws to Dance' is for those who have made a start and are looking for routines that are longer and a little more challenging.

Price: 14.50

PEAK PERFORMANCE

Author - Zinc - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 15.99

PERFORMANCE DOG NUTRITION

PERFORMANCE DOG NUTRITION

Author - Dr. Jocelynn Jacobs - Publisher First Stone

Vet, obedience competitor and breeder, Dr. Jocelynn Jacobs, saw the need for sound, scientific nutritional information in her veterinary practice and in the world of canine sports so she created this book to help competitors in a wide range of dog activities improve performance and get great results.

The information is also useful for the dog owner who wants to learn more about canine nutrition without the marketing hype.

Get the facts:

How to interpret dog food ingredient lists so you can tell which foods are right for your dog-and which are wrong.

Why different types of performance dogs have different nutritional requirements-and how to choose what is right for your dog.

The benefit of certain nutrients and how they promote peak performance.

How to make your dog a top winner with simple nutritional recommendations.

Price: 23.49

THE REALLY ACTIVE DOG BOOK

THE REALLY ACTIVE DOG BOOK

Edited by Julia Barnes - Publisher - PBP

Illustrated with more than 260 full colour photographs, The Really Active Dog Book is the only guide you'll ever need to become and active competitor in the world of dog sports.

Find out all about Agility, Canicross, Dancing with Dogs, Flyball, Rally O, Working Trials and Competitive Obedience in this 144 page book.

It gives guidance on which sports will suit your dog and provides step-by-step instructions on how to train your dog and improve your game. There is also a special chapter written by a leading vet focusing on the health and fitness of the canine athlete.

NORMALLY £17.49 INCLUDING CARRIAGE - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY JUST £11.99 POST FREE!!

Price: 18.49

STEPS FOR OBSTACLE TRAINING VOL2

Author - Hobday - Publisher - Crosskeys

Price: 17.50