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Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-64735-6
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360 pages
April 2010
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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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