Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Success


by Hannah Branigan

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Awesome Obedience: A Positive Training Plan for Competition Sucess

by Hannah Branigan

ISBN: 9781890948856

Publisher: Sunshine Books, Inc.

Publication Year: 2019

Format: Trade Paperback

Pages: 271

From the back cover:

“When Hannah Branigan began training her first dog for obedience competition, she wanted to play the game but train using positive reinforcement. She quickly discovered that traditional methods weren’t for her and that she had to throw out the old playbook. ‘Clicker trainers like me look at the problem completely differently,’ she says. ‘We break down skills into easily mastered bits and pieces that we then link into behavior chains to produce flashy heeling and snappy drops on recall.’

Hannah built a new training program from the ground up. The results were awesome. Her dogs have competed successfully at the national level, earning High-in-Trail awards and advanced titles through several organizations. These strategies have transformed training for hundreds of teams, who also believe in the power of positive reinforcement and good training practices.

In Awesome Obedience, Hannah lays out all the components to build the behaviors needed to go as far in obedience training as you want. You’ll learn:

  • How to create a happy, reliable partner using motivational games
  • Where to put their efforts (hint: not in Fronts and Finishes)
  • How the mechanics of exercises affect training
  • How to fine-tune your dog’s arousal level for maximum performance
  • How to train your dog to ignore ring distractions (like that judge following you around)
  • How to train the critical, unscored transition portion of your performance between exercises
  • Most of all, how to have a blast with your dog while you train”

Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 25.3 × 17.6 × 1.6 cm

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