by Julie Flanery
Joy of Heeling: Building Confidence, Enthusiasm and Precision through Games
by Julie Flanery
Publisher: Creative Canine
Publication Year: 2022
Format: Trade Paperback
From the back cover:
This compilation of over 50 games and exercises will teach your dog the complex task of heeling and to have have fun doing it!
From preparing your dog for the physical challenges of heel work, to games that build joy, enthusiasm, precision and accuracy, to integrating the exercises into your sport, this book covers it all. It will change your perspective about what it means to train your dog to heel! If you want a dog that loves to heel, it’s time for you and your dog to experience the Joy of Heeling!
“If you want more joyful and precise heeling for rally, obedience or freestyle, this book will guide you from your very first training session to…’Wow! That’s my dog!’ – Denise Fenzi
“What a refreshing approach for teaching heel work! As a freestyler, Julie brings many new and fun approaches to traditional obedience training.” – Julie Symons
“Joy of Heeling is clearly written, entertaining, and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to new trainers, and those who have been training for a long time. It will become one of your favourite training books, filled with insights on training in general and not just heeling!” – Esther Zimmerman
About the Author:
Dog sports competitor, and champion canine freestyler, Julie Flanery has titled dogs in a variety of dog sports including obedience, rally, agility, trick dog, and parkour. She has earned a Grand Championship in musical freestyle, a Championship in heel work-to-music, and an Elite Grand Championship in Rally-FrEe. Her accomplishments include high-scoring technical and high-scoring artistic performances, ‘Top H.A.T.’ awards for High Scoring Heelwork, Attention, and Teamwork and 3-time recipient of the prestigious Attila Challenge Award. in 2012 she developed the sport of Rally-FrEe, enjoyed by dog enthusiasts all over the world.