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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Podium Publications (January 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966302001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966302004
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this book not only easy to read, but the authors genuine love and appreciation for her dogs is evident on every page. The information regarding how and why dogs react to emotional energy, body posture, breathing and even eye contact is fascinating, and the training techniques in part 3 are extremely useful. The underlying and best quality about this book is how the fun times and the relationship a person has with their dog is the most important part of dog ownership.
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This is one incredible book. It is exactly as the title states, Companion to Competition. The book starts out with basic rules or concepts that apply universally to teaching your dog good house manner or competitive obedience. The techniques are foolproof and can be easily incorporated into every day interactions with your dog. I started reading this book when my most recent dog was 8 weeks old. This book has allowed me to achieve a bond and level of trust with my dog that I did not realize was possible. I have read many dog training books and this book is the best by far.

It has now been 7 years since I first read this book and I continue to rely upon it's methods and concepts in training my own dogs. We now compete competitively in varios dog sports and 99% of the trainers/handlers utilize these concept in their training.
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By Marbles on November 21, 2013
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Very well written, one of the best dog training books on the market. I'm not a completely positive trainer, however this book is still excellent and not preachy like so many positive training books. Everyone who trains dogs should have this in their library.
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This book was recommended by the German Shepherd breeder whom we bought our puppy from. Not only good training, but explains about the dog from puppy on. You and your dog will be much happier. This book is easy to understand and techniques are simple and WORK. You have a much happier puppy. Even worked with our 8 year old GSD. Positive training only - no snapping of collar, etc. A must have for any dog owner!!!
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This is an excellent book on obedience. This is the second book that I own ( along with Schutzhund Obedience: Training In Drive ) written by Sheila Booth and both are exceptional for obedience. Both books are well written and in simple, easy to understand language. Both are must reads for all dog owners. I highly recommend them.
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As a dog trainer for several multi million dollar government contracts I did agree with some of what was written - not that it matters if I agree or disagree opinions don't matter as long as the training is completed in a health positive way. What turned me off to the book was how Sheila filled the book with her opinion on other methods, rambling on as to how bad they were. It was as if this was the only way her voice could be heard regarding her opinions and she could get away with talking bad about others yet the first 2 words in the title are "Purely Positive"?. I bought the book to learn a different perspective/ ideas about how to train dogs - the more info, the better I can be. I did not buy the book to hear her opinions about others. There is a way to show an example of your opinion about a less desirable training method then OVER Emphasizing and repeating it. I found good training info in this book but the opinion on other method caused avoidance, confusion and frustration. There's 101 ways to train a dog and they are all the best way???
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This is a great book however it's not for me. I don't really enjoy the writing style and thought it would have had a bit more technical aspects. Reads like a story which is fine just not what I was looking for.
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Good book, but I don't really believe in never telling a dog no. I believe that you have to build a bond out of positive reinforcement, but at some point you will need to correct in some way. I think of training dogs like raising children, eventually you are going to need to punish your child for doing something wrong...
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