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Training: Obedience

Choose To Heel

Written by Dawn Jecs, this is a unique training program for competitive obedience, with emphasis on novice exercises, taught off-leash, proofing from the very start, and using positive reinforcement! Build a good foundation! Step by step instruction, illustrated with black & white photos.

Choose To Heel 2 Video
Written by Dawn Jecs, this is a training program for competitive obedience, with emphasis on novice exercises, taught off-leash, proofing from the very start, and using positive reinforcement! Build a good foundation! Video reviews, then advances obedience basics and heeling. Includes a review of the "First Steps" from Choose to Heel book and the advancement of obedience basics and heeling. Includes flexibility exercises, cueing and footwork, heeling turns and transitions, proofing techniques, Come & Get It Exercise/Proofing, gentle jaw concept.

Steppin' Up to Success Book 1: Theory, Footwork, Handling, and Attention
For any experience level: Terri Arnold's Book 1 will teach you how to develop crystal-clear communication with your dog; grow and foster a relationship with your dog at home and in the ring; motivate your dog using specific praise, food and specialized games; utilize your dog's natural instincts to enhance your training; develop goals and a competitive plan; properly gear up to compete; ensure your success at trials; and build rock-solid training foundations using Terri's ultimate step-by-step attention plan.

Steppin' Up to Success Book 2: Novice
Terri Arnold's Book 2 will teach you to shape your dog's natural characteristics into becoming a team player; truly understand the details that go into mastering all the novice exercises... and use them; achieve picture-perfect heeling that highlights teamwork and personality; build a rock solid foundation of skills for you and your dog to help bring you success in Open and Utility; go beyond Novice with exercises to prepare you for advanced classes and reinforce your understanding of the Novice class. All new revised edition.

Steppin' Up to Success Book 3: Open and Utility
Terri Arnold's Book 3 teaches you to apply the skills you learned in Books 1 and 2 to better communicate with your dog; thoroughly understand the components that make up the Open and Utility classes; eliminate confusion and increase confidence; use innovative approaches to introduce advanced exercises to your team's foundation; and strengthen your relationship with your dog and perfect your teamwork.

Competitive Obedience Clicks Video
Details of competitive obedience are taught using clicker methods. Training is very low-key, laid back, casual. *Recommended that this video be viewed in conjunction with Shirley's Clicker Cookbook & Training Log and/or Just Plain Clicker Sense, since the video jumps immediately into working with the dog, with little or no explanation of clicker training methods, how to use the clicker, etc. and very little explanation of what is happening during the training session.

Clicker Training for Obedience 
In his much anticipated book, Morgan Spector answers all the familiar questions about clicker training: "Why can't I just use my voice?" "What if the dog doesn't obey?" "When can I get rid of the food?" Morgan will show you how to use clicker training, not just to solve problems, but to avoid them in the first place. With a focus on training for the Obedience ring, you might think this book is only for the future Obedience dog. Wrong! Your companion dog will also benefit from the chapters on heeling, turning, sits, downs, jumping, drop on recall, scenting, and much, much more. Bottom line: this is a great book! ( 1999, Paperback, 267 pages)

Click Your Way to Rally Obedience (2006)
Written by Pam Dennison. Rally Obedience is the fastest growing dog sport in America! Using quick, easy, positive methods with a clicker and rewards, Pam Dennison explains how you can train your own dog to excel in Rally. Learn to work happily as a team and find ways to have your dog be more responsive and cooperative in not only Rally but other forms of competition as well.

Schutzhund Obedience: Training in Drive
This book was written by Gottfreid Dildei & Sheila Booth. Have fun while training! This method gives your dog choices, then you simply reward him for making the correct choice. This gives him credit for being an intelligent, sensitive creature who enjoys working when we allow him to think for himself. This happy attitude assures your dog will work joyfully and correctly--in other words, he will love to work!! Stresses the drive instinct in the dog, and is a step-by-step manual to teach you how to train your dog for winning obedience. Popular with both Schutzhund and competitive obedience customers. Deals with the novice exercises: heeling, sit, stay, down, stand, recall.

It's Not the Dogs, It's the People! Audio CD
This CD was created by Nicole Wilde. As a pet dog trainer, you have learned skills and mastered techniques that enable you to train dogs successfully. The good news is that you can do the same with your human clients! Discover powerful, practical techniques you can apply immediately. Learn to handle difficult personality types, from Argumentative Al to Bland Betty, from Look-at-Me Leah to Know-It-All Ned. Become adept at managing situations like emotional blackmail, unrealistic expectations, TWI (Training While Intoxicated), tardiness, haggling and more. Includes basic human-training skills, family dynamics, working with kids, training hordes of wild humans, dealing with difficult personality types, sticky situations, personal safely, and more.

Simply Scenting
This book was written by Dawn Jecs. An innovative, natural way to teach your dog scent discrimination, designed for utility level obedience. Step-by-step instructions! Extensively illustrated with black & white photos.

Click 'N' Sniff: Clicker Training for Scent Discrimination
This 2001 booklet was written by Deb Jones. The scent discrimination exercise in Utility obedience class is one that can cause many trainers and their dogs unnecessary stress and frustration. This booklet will help you and your dog achieve success painlessly! Contents include: Introduction; Equipment; Clicker Training Skills; Foundation skills; Training steps; Data Sheet; and a list of Resources.

Virtual Competition: Invisible Judge & Dog Show Noise CD
This 60 minutes CD from Positive Power Productions helps you practice your competitive obedience dog in a "real" show, following a judge's instructions, or get her familiar with the sounds she'll hear at the next big event! CD allows you to work/practice your competitive obedience dog in a "real" show, following a judge's instructions. Includes all the noises usually heard at a dog show or obedience trial, to be used to familiarize your dog with these sounds!

The Rally Course Book - A Guide to AKC Rally Courses
This book was written by Janice Dearth. Exhibitors, instructors, and prospective judges will find this helpful for teaching, designing, and judging Rally. Aimed toward instructors in all stages of Rally, it includes tips about designing courses and includes usable courses with exhibitor sheets. Should also help current judges save time in designing courses. Each course is designed and displayed clearly to help exhibitors perform the course with excellence. The Rally Course book also includes detailed instructions and descriptions for each AKC sign, as well as an Instructor's class syllabus for all judges wishing to teach Rally to beginners. Lessons include how to perform left turns, right turns and how to create courses.

Rally-O: The Style of Rally Obedience, 3rd Edition
Charles "Bud" Kramer is the originator of Rally Style Obedience, and his book tells you all you need to get started in this fun, new approach to dog obedience. Rally is designed to be a style of obedience that emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog, handler and spectator, with a more natural flow to the performance. The handler and dog complete the course by reading a series of signs along the course and performing the exercise listed on each sign, without additional commands from the judge. Scoring is also designed to allow less precision than traditional obedience. There are two levels: Level One is entirely on-lead, so beginners can participate early in their training. Level Two is for the more advanced dogs and is off-lead. Book explains everything you need to know to set up a trial, how to judge, a full description of the classes and exercises, and details about the signs needed. There are also different course designs shown for both levels.

Remembering to Breathe - Inside Dog Obedience Competition
This book was written by Willard Bailey. Honeybear and Skippy (Willard Bailey) stumble into the high-intensity world of AKC dog obedience competition as the most clueless of neophytes. They share a life-defining adventure in pursuit of the "Holy Grail" of dog sports. Their odyssey is an emotional roller coaster - a succession of cliffhangers resulting from injuries, training crises, performance curve balls and the mine field called the competition ring. Along the way there are underlying conflicts: about training philosophies and methods, with members of the lowlife fringe of the obedience community, and, indeed, internal conflicts.

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