For Improved Attention, Flexibility and Confidence
Written by Donna Duford
Published by Clean Run
Soft cover, 64 pages, © 1999
While tricks have traditionally been viewed as cute, silly, and often inconsequential to serious agility trainers, the author shows us how to make tricks a useful item in our agility toolbox. You can use tricks to reduce your dog's stress at trials, enhance your relationship with your dog, increase strength and flexibility, teach your dog to tune in to you better, or simply as a warm-up before going in the agility ring. In Agility Tricks the author provides several different methods for teaching each trick so that you can choose the method that best suits how your dog learns and what motivates him. The book includes a chapter on the basics of positively training any skill to a dog.