Shaping Success: The Education of an Unlikely Champion


by Susan Garrett

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Shaping Success: The Education of an Unlikely Champion

by Susan Garrett

ISBN:  9781892694133

Publisher:  Clean Run Productions, LLC

Publication Year:  2005

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  246

From the back cover:

“This is the book your dog wants you to read!

Shaping Success is both the life story of one wildly amusing Border Collie and the training journal of one of the world’s most respected dog trainers. Susan Garrett has been invited to lecture on dog training throughout North American and as far away as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, and Europe. In this, her second book, Susan vividly describes the challenges she faced raising and transforming an extremely high-energy puppy into a national agility champion. Step-by-step training advice will benefit all dog owners, regardless of their aspirations.

Entertaining and thought-provoking, this book is a must for you if you

  • Are keen to learn how you can alter the behavior of your dog
  • Enjoy reading a good dog story
  • Have an interest, on any level, in the fastest-growing dog sport in the world: agility
  • Love to cheer for the underdog (literally)
  • Need a shot in the arm to motivate your own dog’s training

Praise for Shaping Success:

‘Written by one of the world’s best dog trainers, Shaping Success gives an excellent explanation of the theory behind animal learning. Buzzy’s story both entertains and demonstrates how to apply some of the most up-to-date dog training methods in the real world.’ ~ Greg Derrett, Twice Great Britain’s Agility Handler of the Year, Silver Medalist, 2004 FCI World Cup of Agility

‘It’s rare that a trainer shares his or her mistakes as well as successes. Susan presents a great mix of training theory, practical application, and “Buzzy” stories. I read this book in one day, but I will use these lessons for a lifetime!’ ~ Terry Smorch, 12-time national agility champion, 2003 Team Bronze Medalist, FCI World Cup of Agility, USDAA, AKC Agility Judge

‘Susan Garrett’s training program is an elegant demonstration of errorless learning. She puts sound learning theory into practice.’ ~ Pamela Reid, Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Director ASPCA Animal Behavior Center, New York City, NY

‘A heartfelt journey that will appeal to anyone desiring a relationship with his canine partner. Susan reminds us it is the process that is important and to focus on the reason we got a dog in the first place.’ ~ Debbie Zappia, 2003 USA National Schutzhund Champion, 2004 Silver Medalist WUSV World Schutzhund Championships'”

Additional information

Weight .42 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 16.4 × 1.5 cm

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