by Connie Sellers
Agility for Starters: From Zero to Hero in 101 Exercises, New Edition
by Connie Sellers
Publisher: First Stone Publishing
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Coilbound Paperback
From the inside flap:
Now in its second edition, this book has been completely revised and updated to bring you the latest, and best, information as you start your agility journey.
In just 101 exercises, Agility for Starters provides the perfect foundation training for novice dogs and handlers. You don’t need expensive equipment – you can begin training in your garden, guiding and motivating your dog so that he sees agility as the best fun in the world.
You can do some of the exercises on your own, such as teaching your dog to turn left and right, to wait on the start line, and to learn how to weave. For others, you can have fun working with a training partner, teaching your dog to forward focus, to run simple courses and, most important of all, to make sure he always gets his reward at the right time, and in the right place.
Starting with exercises to encourage drive and motivation, Agility for Starters introduces the key training concepts as well as giving step-by-step instructions so your dog learns to tackle the equipment with confidence and enthusiasm. Handling skills are vital and, as you work through the 101 exercises, you will learn the correct signalling, body language and verbal cues so you can communicate effectively with your dog.
Training for excellence takes a lifetime, but if you follow the exercises outlined in Agility for Starters, you will set off with a clear understanding of how your dog’s mind works so you can establish a solid and rewarding relationship.
Agility for Starters is essential reading for all those who want their dogs to achieve success in agility using nothing but 100 per cent positive, reward-based training.
From the back cover:
Completely Revised and Updated
Watching a top agility handler and dog competing together is mesmerising. It is a fantastic spectacle, and the understanding between the two seems telepathic.
But it can also appear daunting to the beginner. How can you and your dog ever build that bond and scale those heights?
The answer lies in hard work…but along the way the two if you can have more fun than you ever believed possible.
Agility for Starters shows you how to set off on your agility training journey. Written by Connie Sellers, who specialises in training novice competitors, the book is designed to get you to your first competition in 101 exercises, many of which you can practise in your own garden
With contributions from a host of star names, it is the perfect introduction to agility…the world’s fastest growing dog sport.
About the Author:
Connie Sellers is a professional agility trainer who specialises in working with young dogs and their handlers.
She has developed her own system of foundation training which is based entirely on positive reinforcement.
A Grade 7 handler, she has been a Crufts and Olympia finalist on many occasions, and has competed internationally. She was called up to the Great Britain squad in 2020.
Connie’s other books for First Stone include Foundation Fun and Games, a blueprint for training young dogs through play.
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