This step-by-step illustrated guide introduces beginners to dog training, from simple commands to basic tricks. In no-nonsense, easy-to-follow terms, the guide covers everything from establishing trust and authority to leash-training, mastering simple commands, and teaching basic tricks.
With this book you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure. You get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring and compare your opinion with the author’s.
All-breed AKC judge Anne Rogers Clark has a background and a depth of experience in dogs which is unparalleled. In this book Mrs. Clark shares her personal experiences, advice, and stories from a lifetime in dogs.
Elegantly written, crammed with stunning, often rare, color and black-and-white photos, abounding with undiscovered information and fascinating insider stories, this is the be-all and end-all book about dog shows. It describes how dog shows began and developed, which shows around the world are most important, who the human players are—the handlers, judges, owners, and breeders—who the canine stars are, and where this dog show phenomenon is heading. Best in Show stands as a book-publishing landmark that will last decades and is the hallmark gift for any serious dog lover.
This new book is the single best reference when it comes to producing high quality, award-winning dogs. Based on research and experience, this state of the art book offers 70 illustrations of easy to use information.
Look beyond the television image of a focused man or woman awarding ribbons and learn what it’s really like to judge dogs! Chris Walkowicz, a successful exhibitor and one of the top AKC judges, explains with humor and warmth how she, and others as committed as she is, learn their craft. Find out how judges get started, build their skills, and acquire their judging credentials. And learn about all the other things a judge must master including travel hassles, finances, and record keeping.
Connie Cleveland uses the following in her training program:
*Dogs have the ability to solve problems. *Dogs learn by trial and error. *Dogs stop behavior when it does not produce the desired reward. *Dogs are situational. *Dogs perform correctly prior to learning a task.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel for children -- a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color. Target Age - 8 to 12 years.
The Hastings approach to evaluating the structural quality of puppies. Learn from the pros how to choose the right puppy for your breeding program and the show ring, obedience, agility, field trials, or the "couch potato" lifestyle! Includes remastered original video content, plus 50 minutes of new footage!
Want to enter the world of dog shows and don't know how to begin? Learn the basics for showing your dog successfully, from your puppy's earliest training to his first show and on to earning his championship.
A one-of-a-kind book that anyone considering judging should own. Covers structure, movement and breed type in detail, and then discusses issues that judges face, such as how to run an efficient ring and cope with the stress of travel and decision making.
Canine expert and successful dog exhibitor Caroline Coile begins with sound advice on how to recognize, raise, and train a dog that has prize-winning potential. Combining easy-to-follow text with clear, how-to photos, she goes on to demonstrate the correct way to pose, gait, and handle a dog in the show ring, as well as how to cope with various situations in the ring and out.
Learn if a breed can have more than one correct breed type, why type is not well understood, and what breed character means. An essential book for anyone considering judging, or for any serious breeder.
The Client’s Guide to Dog Grooming Styles helps the groomer end client confusion on how the dog will look after it is professionally groomed. An 8.5”x11” with a spiral binding it’s perfect for use in mobile grooming vans, grooming salons, and for in-home groomers. It conveniently stores away when not in use. Full color.
Written in 1950, this was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. It is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have been written since.
The exceptional video produced and directed by Rachel Page Elliott has been remastered for this DVD. This video offers an illustrated discussion of the Golden Retriever and how it is suited for its work as a bird dog. This is a "must have" for anyone with Goldens.
Written for both adults and young people Winning Team shows you how to prepare the young dog show competitor mentally, physically, and emotionally for the show ring. Explains the differences between AKC, CKC (Canadian), and 4-H rules and how to win in any of these programs. Extensive appendix, including a section to keep Junior Handling Records.
The book you've been waiting for, in its newly revised edition! From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book. From the producer of the best-selling "Puppy Puzzle" video and popular seminar speaker.