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Expert obedience training for dogs
Strickland, Winifred Gibson.
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Howell Book House, [2003]

Physical Description:
xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Electronic Access:
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SF425.7 .S76 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Latest Edition of a Classic Dog Training Book

Learn how to communicate more effectively with your dog using the time-tested training method of the most successful Obedience competitor in history.

Winifred Strickland s humane, commonsense approach to dog training applies to all breeds of dogs, large and small. And now it s updated to include training for the latest AKC Obedience exercises.

Complete with helpful training tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and more than 170 photographs, this is an indispensable resource for everyone pet owners, Novice competitors, Open enthusiasts, Utility contenders, and Obedience instructors.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Author Notes

Winifred G. Strickland has been training and competing for almost sixty years, and is one of the world's premier dog trainers. She and her dogs have won a record 207 Obedience titles-the greatest competition record in canine Obedience history. Winifred Strickland has been an AKC Obedience judge for eighteen years, and is the owner of Wynthea Kennels, which has been home to twenty German Shepherd Dog breed champions. At age eighty-four, she is still actively training and competing, drawing much positive attention to her dogs and her proven, no-nonsense training method.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 4th Edition
Foreword to the 1st Edition
Chapter 1 Should You Own a Dog?
Chapter 2 Choosing a Puppy
Chapter 3 Choosing a Name for Your Puppy
Chapter 4 When to Start Training Your Dog
Chapter 5 Care and Grooming
Chapter 6 Housebreaking
Chapter 7 Should a Top Obedience Dog Live in Your Home?
Chapter 8 Preliminary Training
Chapter 9 Practical Tricks
Chapter 10 Dog Shows
Chapter 11 Equipment
Chapter 12 Formal Training
Chapter 13 Regulations for Obedience Trials
Chapter 14 The Novice Exercises
Chapter 15 Handling
Chapter 16 The Open Exercises
Chapter 17 Small Dogs
Chapter 18 The Utility Exercises
Chapter 19 Brace Competition
Chapter 20 Graduate Novice
Chapter 21 The Working Class
Chapter 22 Competing in Shows
Chapter 23 Tracking
Chapter 24 Advanced Tracking
Chapter 25 Traveling with Your Dog
Chapter 26 Teaching Your Dog to Be Useful
Chapter 27 Problems and Solutions
Appendix A American Kennel Club Obedience Regulations
Appendix B Jump Construction Diagrams