The Encyclopedia of Dog Sports and Activities

The Encyclopedia of Dog Sports and Activities

A Field Guide to 35 Fun Activities for You and your Dog

Book - 2009
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The Encyclopedia of Dog Sports and Activities presents a detailed overview of more than 35 sports and activities that are ideal for keeping dogs physically fit and mentally stimulated. Its comprehensive scope ranges from competitive events like agility, field trials, and hunt tests to noncompetitive pursuits like search and rescue and therapy. Each chapter profiles a different sport and includes information on its history, the equipment and skills required to get started, titles available for dogs to pursue based upon their breed and physical traits, competition classes and divisions, judging criteria of sponsoring organizations, and strategies for success. All profiles offer practical tips from experts who are heavily involved in and have achieved success in a given activity. Colorful photographs highlight each sport and activity, while an extensive glossary defines key sporting terms.

The only book on the market to cover such a wide variety of sports and activities in one indispensable and portable volume, The Encyclopedia of Dog Sports and Activities makes an ideal carry-along reference for sporting events to help the viewer understand what is happening. It is also perfect for use as a home reference to get more involved in your canine companion's daily activities.

Publisher: Neptune City, NJ : T.F.H. Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9780793812752
Branch Call Number: 636.7 MOR
Characteristics: 495 p. : ill. ; 19 cm


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timnah Jan 07, 2012

I thought this was going to be an idea book for training a dog. Instead, it is explanations of different "dog" sports and certifications that can be entered into by one's dog. Dancing with dogs sounded awesome. Still, I would have liked more information on the actual training of the dogs for these activities.

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