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Competitive Obedience Training Books and Videos

A GUIDE TO DOG SPORTS
by Claire Koshar
After reading this book you will be armed with confidence and be able to enjoy and win at your chosen doggy sport. This is the insider information that you'd get from your dog-buddies. Every beginning exhibitor in any dog sport needs to read this one!
A GUIDE TO THE INDUCIVE RETRIEVE, REVISED
by Sue Sternberg
Learn this fun, reinforceable and successful retrieving method which will teach your dog to LOVE her dumbell!
BEYOND BASIC DOG TRAINING, 3RD EDITION
by Diane Bauman
New 3rd Edition! Shows how dogs learn, what they do with what they learn, and how a stimulated canine mind, along with an untrampled canine ego, makes for a dog that is a joy to live and work with. The new edition presents the most current knowledge on canine learning patterns.
BEYOND OBEDIENCE: TRAINING WITH AWARENESS
by April Frost
Looking for a new approach to your training? The idea that a dog is a fully emotional being and is acutely sensitive to you is the foundation of this original and effective program. Addresses basic "companion" training.
BUILDING A BRIDGE FROM TRAINING TO TESTING
by Marsha Smith & Shalini Bosbyshell
Learn how to work with your dog in the Three Modes of Training in order to build a bridge between your practice sessions and the obedience ring. Three distinct ways of practicing with your dog will lead you both to a better understanding of your training and of each other.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE
by Bobbie Anderson
Building drive, focus, and motivation in a puppy through goal-oriented play and a variety of other positive experiences. Will help trainers bond strongly with their puppy, build a solid foundation of teamwork, and encourage the puppy to develop a "send me in, coach!" attitude. Methods will work for a puppy destined for any performance career from obedience or agility to tracking or lure coursing.
BUILDING THE CANINE ATHLETE-STRENGTH, STRETCH, ENDURANCE & BODY AWARENESS EXCERCISES DVD
by Chris Zink & Laurie McCauley
Building the Canine Athlete is not just for canine performance athletes. Dog owners who want active healthy dogs for years to come are learning that stretching, exercise, and conditioning are as important for their dogs as for people who want to be fit and injury free.
CHOOSE TO HEEL 2 DVD
by Dawn Jecs
(DVD) 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! Video reviews, then advances obedience basics and heeling.
CHOOSE TO HEEL
by Dawn Jecs
A unique training program for competitive obedience, with emphasis on novice exercises, taught off-leash, proofing from the very start, and using positive reinforcement.
CLASSICS OF TRAINING: COMPETITION BASICS, FRONTS & FINISHES, VARIABLE & UNPREDICTABLE DVD SET
by Patty Ruzzo
A Classics of Training DVD Collection featuring Patty Ruzzo. Disc 1 is Competition Basics - Heeling, Attention, Retrieving; Disc 2 is Fronts & Finishes, Variable & Unpredictable..
CLICK 'N' SNIFF: CLICKER TRAINING FOR SCENT DISCRIMINATION
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!
CLICKER TRAINING FOR OBEDIENCE
by Morgan Spector
Step-by-step guide to applying clicker training to the demands of obedience performance, from novice through utility. Footwork diagrams and training plans for developing precision and reliability in dog and handler!
COMPETE IN JOY - A RECIPE BOOK FOR HANDLING SUCCESS IN THE COMPETITION OBEDIENCE RING
by Patty Ruzzo & Anne Hassett
The late Patty Ruzzo was a mentor to many trainers and obedience competitors. This book, published posthumously,will be a wonderful addition to any obedience competitors training bag. You will hear Patty whispering encouragement and inspiration in your ear on every excercise.
COMPETITION OBEDIENCE: A BALANCING ACT
by Judy Byron & Adele Yunck
Teach, motivate, and proof obedience exercises from Novice to Utility, move from training to showing with ease, whatever your breed, whether you're an instructor or training your own dog! This is the book you've been asking for!
COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE TRAINING FOR THE SMALL DOG
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
Special techniques for those training small dogs in competitive obedience! Covers novice through utility, even sources of special equipment!
CONQUERING RING NERVES: A STEP-BY-STEP PROGRAM FOR ALL DOG SPORTS
by Diane Mayer
Now you can face and overcome your anxiety through an easy-to-follow, successful program. Shows you how to calm yourself, stay focused, boost your self-esteem, and give a blue-ribbon performance.
CTS NOVICE: COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE WITHOUT FORCE DVD
by Anne Marie Silverton
(DVD) Teach heeling, getting attention, stay, stand, conditioned jumping, and begin Open work with the "hold" for retrieve.
CTS OBEDIENCE WITHOUT CONFLICT #1: CLEAR COMMUNICATION DVD
by Ivan Balabanov
See how you and your dog can benefit in improved communication, strengthened trust and more consistent obedience performance, whether competitor or companion. (DVD)
CTS OBEDIENCE WITHOUT CONFLICT #2: THE GAME DVD
by Ivan Balabanov
A strong emphasis is placed on teaching the dog self control to minimize correction, achieve precision through motivation and signaled non-reward. Builds heavily on DVD #1. (DVD)
CTS OPEN: COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE W/ ANNEMARIE SILVERTON DVD
by Anne Marie Silverton
(DVD) Continue your competitive obedience training by teaching the retrieve, high jump and drop on recall.
CTS PROBLEM SOLVING IN HEELING: FOCUSED ATTENTION DVD
by Anne Marie Silverton
(DVD) Featuring top obedience competitor and instructor Anne Marie Silverton. Anne Marie is known for her outstanding personal success in the obedience ring & for her clear, concise training techniques.
CTS PUPPY: COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE WITH ANNEMARIE SILVERTON DVD
by Anne Marie Silverton
Learn to select the right puppy, create a successful environment, teach preliminary obedience needed for competition, and instill good manners and confidence.
CTS UTILITY: COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE WITHOUT FORCE DVD
by Anne Marie Silverton
DVD Teach correct go-outs, hand signals, scent articles, directed jumping and retrieving gloves.
DOGS ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS, HANDLERS SHOULD BE
by Connie Cleveland
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.

EXPERT OBEDIENCE TRAINING FOR DOGS, 4TH EDITION
by Winifred Strickland
An authoritative manual of dog training from one of the most respected authors/teachers in the field. Covers Novice, Open, Utility, and Tracking. 4th edition.
FEAR NO MORE: COMPETING WITH CONFIDENCE
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
Do you feel you are your dog's greatest asset in practice and his greatest liability in the ring? Do you ever wonder why you spend so much time and money making yourself miserable? Then this is the book for you!
HAVE PENCIL, WILL JUDGE
by Len Pearce
Some thoughts on the philosophy and practice of judging obedience tests, Novice through Utility. An over-all view of obedience judging, including what is expected of both judge and ring steward.
HIP IDEAS FOR HYPER DOGS
by Amy Ammen & Kitty Foth-Regner
This book gives you fun, hip techniques especially for hyper dogs and harried pet parents who want quick results.
IMPROVE YOUR I-CUE. LEARN THE SCIENCE OF SIGNALS
by Kathy Sdao
Cueing for reliable dog training is the focus of this seminar for class instructors, dog trainers, and dog owners, all of whom want compliance.

In this training seminar, you will learn to improve the process by which you choose, add, change and maintain cues in animals you train.

IN FOCUS - DEVELOPING A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PERFORMANCE DOG
by Deborah Jones & Judy Keller
Shows how to use the author's FOCUS program to develop or repair the underlying working relationship you need to succeed in agility or any performance dog sport.
IT'S NOT THE DOGS, IT'S THE PEOPLE! AUDIO CD
by Nicole Wilde
You're a busy trainer without time to read all the books you want? Then you'll really appreciate this new audio CD read by author 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!
MOTIVATIONAL RETRIEVE DVD SET
by Jack & Wendy Volhard
All phases of making a reliable retriever. Your dog cannot help but be successful and success is still the best motivator all! Incorporates the latest findings on how dogs learn.
NERVES INTO VERVE AUDIO
by Katrine Johnson
Self-hypnosis tape for obedience handlers, designed to overcome pre-ring jitters. Create the focus, confidence and relaxation you need for a brilliant ring performance!
NEW TOUGHNESS TRAINING FOR SPORTS
by James Loehr
Learn how to make mind, body and emotions more flexible, responsive, resilient and strong through the exercises in "Toughness Training".
OBEDIENCE COMPETITION RECORD
by Marie Logue
One book, all venues, all levels, multiple dogs. Includes Rally Obedience. Permanent, cumulative record of legs, points and titles!
OBEDIENCE TRIAL SOUNDS CD
by Dean Lake
This is 70 minutes of one of the noisiest obedience trials in existence. Deliciously gruesomely loud with banging jump boards, barking, clanging, and more! Includes directions for use.
OTCH DREAMS - THE AGONY AND THE ECSTACY OF LIFE WITH COMPETITION OBEDIENCE DOGS
by Willard Bailey
Two books in one! Skippy and Honeybear's touching final journey together, from the OTCH ring to the lip of the cremation chamber. Plus a rare look at life with a driven border collie athlete.
POPULAR DOGS: TRAINING FOR OBEDIENCE
by Dog Fancy Magazine, Editors
An over-view of competitive obedience, including a brief discussion of Canine Good Citizen, Canine Freestyle, Tracking, Rally Obedience, competing with a mixed breed dog, and all levels of regular AKC obedience.
POSITIVE PUPPY PREVIEW AUDIO
by Sheila Booth
How to temperament test a pup to select a top obedience dog. Assessing stress reactions, drive, agility and schutzhund potential. By author of "Schutzhund Obedience: Training In Drive."
POSITIVELY FETCHING VIDEO
by Adele Yunck & Judy Byron
Video and booklet show you how to teach your competitive obedience dog the retrieve using food. From the authors of the popular Competition Obedience: A Balancing Act, #DTO200.
POSITIVELY RINGWISE CD
by Patti Ruzzo
Secrets for improving your handling to successfully show off your training in the competitive obedience ring. Listen while you drive to the show.
PUPPY: COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE WITHOUT FORCE VHS
by Anne Marie Silverton
(VHS)Learn to select the right puppy, create a successful environment, teach preliminary obedience needed for competition, and instill good manners and confidence.
REMEMBERING TO BREATHE - INSIDE DOG OBEDIENCE COMPETITION
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. Their odyssey is an emotional roller coaster. A must read for dog sports enthusiasts!
RING READY - AN OBEDIENCE WORKBOOK
by Marie Sawford
Using this workbook as you train will help your dog become more solid in the various required exercises and increase your qualifying rate.
RUFF LOVE
by Susan Garrett
The Ruff Love program is designed not only to help people dealing with problem dogs, but to help agility, flyball, obedience,and other dog sport handlers build a better working relationship with their current competition dog or get their next puppy or rescue dog started out on the right paw.
SCHUTZHUND ADVANCED OBEDIENCE WITH G. DILDEI DVD
by Gottfried Dildei
Demonstrates the Dildei method for teaching all of the advanced exercises in Schutzhund obedience: the recall and finish, stand in motion, retrieves, and send away.
SCHUTZHUND OBEDIENCE WITH G. DILDEI: A MODERN VIEW OF CORRECTION DVD
by Gottfried Dildei
(DVD)Using the concept of generalization, Gottfried demonstrates the kind, humane use of correction to extinguish incorrect behaviors in the obedience phase.
SCHUTZHUND WITH G.DILDEI: BASIC OBEDIENCE DVD
by Gottfried Dildei
An excellent video for Schutzhund and Kennel Club Obedience. Covers the use of food in obedience training: teaching attention, conditioning activity in the dog, heeling, the halt, and sit and down in motion.
SHOW NOTES: NOVICE, OPEN, UTILITY
by
Record show name, judge, heeling patterns, class placements, handler or judge's comments, travel expenses. Even a show planning calendar!
SIMPLE GUIDE TO GETTING ACTIVE WITH YOUR DOG
by Margaret Bonham
Includes choosing an activity; conditioning; advanced training; having fun with your dog; organized dog sports. Resource section.
SIMPLY SCENTING
by Dawn Jecs
An innovative, natural way to teach your dog scent discrimination, designed for utility level obedience. Step-by-step instructions!
SMALL DOG FUN: COMPETING WITH A SMALL DOG (NOVICE) DVD
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
(DVD FORMAT) Use motivators, mostly food, to get spunky, upbeat and confident performances from small breeds not usually associated with obedience.
SMALL DOG FUN: COMPETING WITH A SMALL DOG (OPEN) DVD
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
(DVD FORMAT) Use motivators, mostly food, to get spunky, upbeat and confident performances from small breeds not usually associated with obedience.
SMALL DOG FUN: COMPETING WITH A SMALL DOG (UTILITY) DVD
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
(DVD FORMAT) Use motivators, mostly food, to get spunky, upbeat and confident performances from small breeds not usually associated with obedience.
SMALL DOG FUN: COMPETING WITH A SMALL DOG, 3 VOL. SET (SAVE 10%)
by Barbara Cecil & Gerianne Darnell
Use motivators, mostly food, to get spunky, upbeat, and confident performances from small breeds not usually associated with obedience. Step-by-step approach from experts!

STEPPIN UP TO SUCCESS BOOK 2: NOVICE
by Terri Arnold
Book 2 will teach you to shape your dog's natural characteristics into becoming a team player and truly understand the details that go into mastering all the novice exercises.
STEPPIN UP TO SUCCESS BOOK 3: OPEN AND UTILITY
by Terri Arnold
Book 3 teaches you to apply the skills you learned in Books 1 and 2 to better communicate with your dog and thoroughly understand the components that make up the Open and Utility classes.
STEPPIN UP TO SUCCESS SET
by Terri Arnold
Details the techniques Terri Arnold and her students follow to achieve extraordinary success in the obedience ring! Learn to train and perform with enthusiasm and precision. Buy the set and save!

SUCCESS IS IN THE PROOFING - A GUIDE FOR CREATIVE AND EFFECTIVE TRAINING
by Debby Quigley & Judy Ramsey
The success is indeed in the proofing! Proofing is an essential part of training, but one that is often overlooked or not worked on enough. We all know the story of the dog who can perform a variety of behaviors perfectly in the backyard but falls apart in the obedience ring. This book is full of great ideas and strategies to help your dog do his best no matter what the distractions or conditions may be. Whether competing in Rally or Obedience, trainers everywhere will find this very portable and user friendly book an indispensable addition to their tool box.
SUCCESSFUL OBEDIENCE HANDLING, 2ND EDITION
by Barbara Handler
Trains the handler to earn top scores, avoid handler errors to improve obedience scores. New section on non-regular classes.
SUPERPUPPY TRAINING MANUAL
by Peter & Nancy Vollmer
A trainer's manual from the authors of Superpuppy. Teach classes for owners of dogs from 3 to 6 months.
TAKE THE CLASS! DOG OBEDIENCE INSTRUCTOR'S HANDBOOK OF SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES
by Silvia Hartmann-Kent
Get information on handling your obedience classes from an expert! Find out who makes the ideal instructor, how to deal with owners and their dogs in the class situation, planning the class, troubleshooting, much more.
TEACHING DOG OBEDIENCE LEVEL I, PUPPIES & BEGINNERS DVD
by Jack & Wendy Volhard
(DVD) A trainer's guide based on seminars the authors have been conducting for over 20 years. Learn how to manage the mechanics: registration, equipment, and orientation for new classes. Demonstration of each Level 1 exercise. Motivational methods used.
THE ART OF PROOFING - PREPARING YOUR DOG FOR OBEDIENCE TRIALS
by Adele Yunck
Author Adele Yunck adds another great book to her previous titles, Competition Obedience & Positively Fetching. Many exhibitors skip the crucial step of proofing when preparing to show their dog in obedience trials. During proofing, you expose your dog to more and more difficult distractions to teach him to maintain his concentration and complete the obedience exercises.
THE CLICKED RETRIEVER
by Lana Mitchell
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a long series of steps that the dog must learn in order to complete the exercise successfully. Many trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training.
TRAINING YOUR DOG STEP BY STEP
by Jack Volhard & Gail Fisher
Eight carefully planned lessons plus info on canine behavior and human-animal interaction. A clear and comprehensive manual.
VIRTUAL COMPETITION: INVISIBLE JUDGE & DOG SHOW NOISE CD
by Positive Power Productions
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!


 
 
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