Author: Kay Laurence
Length: 157 pages
Release Date: 2007
From the endlessly inventive Kay Laurence, here's a collection of games for the clicker dog and handler. The focus of the games ranges from simple targeting to modified hunting skills and highly specific movement patterns. These training exercises develop not just the behavior itself, but attributes and skills such as self-confidence, focus, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, balance, and self-control. Whatever your training goals, this book will enrich and expand your training, and provide all kinds of new indoor and outdoor excitement for you and your dog.
From an agility and performance training perspective, this book contains games appropriate for building arousal in a low-drive dog; teaching self-control to a high-drive dog; teaching sports skills such as acceleration, change of momentum, proprioception, and balance; getting dogs comfortable with new surfaces and changes in environment; use as part of an agility warm-up or cool-down (it even includes stretching exercises), and teaching a young dog mental "stamina" and adaptability.
About the Author
Kay Laurence is a well-known dog trainer from Great Britain. Success in many canine sports together with 30 years running classes in pet, sports, and working training has been crystallised with post graduate qualifications in teaching and course design. Kay has designed and taught several new college courses covering many aspects of dogs: training, behaviour, psychology, history, care and welfare as well as courses for Teaching People Teaching Dogs.