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Agility Right from the Start: The ultimate training guide to America's fastest growing dog sport

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Agility Right from the Start is the first training resource you should have and the last one you'll need. Authors Eva Bertilsson and Emelie Johnson Vegh now bring to the US and Canada the powerful modern training system that made them leading agility teachers throughout Norway and Sweden. What you can Qualifying sooner Seconds shaved off your course times Less frustration and more fun for you and your dogs True partnership with your dog, on the course and off Progress made Clean, logical layout Step-by-step instructions for all training exercises from basic to advanced Startling detail with 600+ instructive photographs Unique system for Expert handling skills integrated into your training from the start Innovative reward systems speed the learning Preparation so powerful you’ll feel ready the first time you step on course “Oh how I wish I'd had this book when I started learning agility! I am truly blown away by it. Everybody involved in the sport, instructors, competitors and students, at every level, should commit each page to memory. Talk about a training bible--this book has it all…the authors purely positive approach and sense of fun would get anybody excited to learn agility! I will never start a puppy again without referring to this book.” – Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CPCT, CDBC, Author of Control Unleashed "The authors “have a deep understanding of the science and a great passion for training. This book takes the reader through a truly systematic approach that I believe all trainers will find extremely valuable…” – Ken Ramirez, Vice President, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago “From the start you understand your job and your dog’s job and learn how to communicate clearly with your teammate. Eva and Emelie never leave you hanging; you always know what the next step in training is.” – Marty Becker, DVM, “America’s Veterinarian,” veterinary contributor to ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” and “The Doctor Oz Show.” Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul

456 pages, Paperback

First published March 15, 2010

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July 15, 2011
After page 150 I admit that I just skimmed the rest. It's just way too repetitive, and too basic for my needs. It's a good book for someone who has trouble retaining what they just read. I have to say though that this is really a fabulous book for beginner trainers. Everything is broken down into minute detail and well explained. If you're training your first dog for agility, I highly recommend it.
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June 24, 2012
Fantastic for beginning agility and useful to dip into afterwards
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August 5, 2012
Very refreshing take on comprehensive agility training.
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