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Prepare for Success
on June 6, 2011
This is a beginner's book that explains, step by step, the preparation needed for successful carting. It starts with obedience basics. Carting equipment & harnesses are described including variations. Photographs complement the text & aid understanding. Terminology is printed in bold which draws attention to the word which is then explained, often with a photo or drawing.
Introduction of the dog to the cart is carefully done to make this a postiive experience. Cart pulling, the turns, & backing are taken step by step. After all this work it is time to show off. There are sections about weight training, parades, & competitions once the dog gets used to distractions & an audience, which has its own chapter. A problem-solving section is followed by 5 appendixes. There is a good index.
A short biography shows the author to be an experienced trainer. Her concern for the dog's welfare & comfort shows in the text. Positive training techniques are used throughout.
I am pleased with this purchase.