Whether your dog is young or old, large or small, pedigreed or mixed breed, Agility is a sport you and your dog can enjoy together. Agility Training makes clear all aspects of this, the world's fastest growing and most versatile dog sport. Whatever your interest, whether purely casual or highly competitive, you will find the instructional methods and helpful hints meaningful for your goals.
Agility Training tells readers how to get started in the sport, work on their own, attend classes, earn titles and organize 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.
Table of Contents:
1. About Agility--What It Is, Who Does It and Why.
2. Getting Started.
3. Obstacle Training.
4. Obedience Work.
5. Sequence Training.
6. Distance Control.
7. Training Class Ideas.
8. Agility Trial Classes and Competition.
9. Holding an Agility Event.
10. Just for the Fun of It--Create Your Own Activities and Obstacles.
Author : Jane Simmons-Moake is a veteran Agility competitor and a judge of Agility events. She and her husband, Gordon Simmons-Moake, are partners in the FlashPaws Agility Training Center in Houston and have been instrumental in organizing Agility events nationwide.