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By Ivan Balabanov and Karen Duet
Beth Adelman/Prentice Hall

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ADVANCED SCHUTZHUND, by Ivan Balabanov and Karen Duet, has just been published!

Advanced Schutzhund offers training methods for the top competitor. It takes a problem-solving approach to Level III work that will help competitors bring their dogs to the highest level. Tracking, obedience and protection work are dealt with individually, analyzing specific problems that crop up in each skill and offering step-by-step solutions. The approach uses operant conditioning techniques that steer clear of compulsion methods and build a dog's confidence, courage and problem-solving ability. Ivan and Karen also include chapters about how to compete at the National and World levels.

IVAN BALABANOV is a three-time member of the USA World Schutzhund Team, and has bred, trained and coached many dogs to National and World Championships at the Schutzhund III level. He took first place at the DVG Nationals in 1998 with the highest Obedience and Tracking scores in the trial. He is currently the director of the Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA and operates his own training business, Best Dogs Training Center. He has competed at several world championships for Belgian Shepherds and the FCI/IPO all-breed world championships. In both competitions he placed the highest ever for the U.S. team. In the 1996 USA Nationals he had the first place American-bred and trained dog, and has many other regional national and international titles to his credit.

KAREN DUET is a co-founder of Kingston's Kennels and K-9 Companions--K-9 Security and Detection International LLC and the co-author of The Business Security K-9. She and her husband are trained security agents, holding the degree of Personal Protection Specialists from The Executive Protection Institute in Berryville, Virginia.

Be sure to order your copy of ADVANCED SCHUTZHUND today from the Working Dogs Book Store to ensure your copy of this brand new release. Special Working Dogs Book Store price of only $17.47. Hardcover, 256 pages, with 65 photos -- eight pages in full color.

"For anyone considering the purchase of a dog for Schutzhund Sport, this book is a must. The chapters on selecting a new puppy or older dog will save the reader thousands of dollars and years of wasted time and heartbreak. In the training sections of this book, advanced training methods and techniques will show you how to build a positive, happy, willing spirit in your new dog or puppy and how to present a competition dog that will be exciting to handle and exciting for the spectators and judges to watch. I've been in working dogs for 20 years and have spent thousands on seminars. I always felt I got my money's worth if one new thing was learned. I guarantee that you will learn more than one thing from reading this book." -- From the Foreword by Doug Loving.

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