The right way to start agility
Written and illustrated by Peter Lewis
Description: A Canine Publications manual designed to bring relatively inexpensive information to dog people across the world by one of the founders of the sport of dog agility. If you are new to the sport, then this manual will help you start training in a way that should avoid many of the pitfalls that many newcomers experience. It will avoid any duress for the dog as correction and agility are opposites.
Apart from the chapter on teaching the Channel Weaves which I found most complicated, the other instructions were clear.
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Overall Rating: 8/10 because it is aimed at the high flyers.
Price: £7.99 including post and packing.
Value for Money: Good
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He has been involved as an instructor and teacher of instructors for very many years and has also founded four dog clubs. Apart from club work, he has spent many years working professionally teaching pet dog owners how to have a well behaved dog. Such has been his success sin this field that over 50 different veterinary surgeons refer owners to him. He is also a member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association.
With agility, he has been acknowledged as having played a major part in establishing the sport in the UK and around the world.
Although most of his time has been spent hands-on with dogs and dog people, he has also found time to write and produce in excess of ten books and videos.
Audrey is an experienced agility instructor and judge. She prefers teaching the 'New Beginner' course and uses several methods of training depending upon the individual dog, according to the individual dog. Her goals are to get each dog jumping at its appropriate height and doing competent contacts before moving up.
She has recently passed her GSD Obedience Instructor's exam.