Subtitle: The Education of an Unlikely Champion
Author: Susan Garrett
Length: 248 pages
Release Date: 2005
Why reinvent the wheel? Shaping Success contains a career's worth of training experience. From puppy basics like recalls, rear end awareness, and distraction training to games for building motivation to a step-by-step program for training incredibly reliable contacts and weave poles, Shaping Success shares the training program of one of the world's most respected dog trainers, Susan Garrett. The book covers both controlling drive and building drive, and it includes an explanation of Susan's world-famous contact training and 2x2 weave pole training methods. Plus it's an entertaining and thought-provoking read that dog owners as well as serious dog trainers will enjoy.
About the Author
Susan Garrett's interest in animal behavior started at the University of Guelph where she earned a BSc in Animal Science. Since then she has developed into a pre-eminent canine sports instructor and competitor. Each dog Susan has competed with in agility has made at least one appearance in the finals of a national event. In total, her dogs have over 50 top ten placements at national agility championships including 13 first-place finishes. Susan and her dog, DeCaff, won the Gold Medal in both the Individual All Round Championship and the Biatholon Event at the 2006 IFCS World Championships.