Subtitle: For Improved Attention, Flexibility and Confidence
Author: Donna Duford
Length: 64 pages
Release Date: 1999
While dog tricks have traditionally been viewed as cute, silly, and often inconsequential to serious agility trainers, Donna Duford shows us how to make tricks such as Touch, Sit Pretty, Bow, Spin, Figure Eight, High Five, Crawl, Rollover, and Back Up useful items in our agility toolbox. You can use tricks to reduce your dog's stress at trials, enhance your relationship with your dog, increase strength and flexibility, teach your dog to tune in to you better, or simply as a warm-up before going in the agility ring. In Agility Tricks, Donna Duford provides several different methods for teaching each trick so that you can choose the method that best suits how your dog learns and what motivates him. The book includes a chapter on different techniques for positively training any skill to a dog.
About the Author
Donna Duford specializes in positive reinforcement techniques for training and behavior modification. She serve as consultant to serval rescue groups and for four years ran the exclusive dog training program for Tufts Veterinary School. She lectures internationally on training techniques, solving behavior problems, and teaching classes.