- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (September 16, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159921248X
- ISBN-13: 978-1599212487
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Agility Training for You and Your Dog: From Backyard Fun To High-Performance Training Paperback – September 16, 2008
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Using easy step-by-step footing diagrams, course illustrations, and helpful full-color photographs, the Canovas' unique methodology develops and strengthens the connection between canine and human, guaranteeing smooth communication for confident, safe, and speedy performances every time.
Training techniques for basic handling skills, jumping, tunnels, contacts, and more are all demonstrated here. Whether you want to compete as an agility team or simply have fun in your backyard, this is the only reference you'll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.
About the Author
Joe Canova is owner and co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and is a national-level competitor who has had multiple dogs in the national finals of both the AKC and USDAA championships. Canova is also a chiropractic physician and has done animal chiropractic work. He lives in New Jersey.
Ali Canova is co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and trains a wide variety of breeds including English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies. Ali and her dogs have dominated their height division at both AKC and USDAA events, with multiple wins at the qualifying events for the USDAA National Championships and the AKC World Team Try-Outs. She lives in New Jersey.
Diane Goodspeed is an author, competitive agility handler, and instructor and has competed since 1992 in obedience, herding, and agility. She lives in New Jersey.
Bruce Curtis is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic. He lives in New York.
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Overall I highly recommend this book for anyone new who wants to learn properly from the start as well as serious competitors who want to excel at agility.