What is it about?
Learn successful dog agility or improve your skills with a World Championship trainer – handlers at all levels of experience from those just beginning to those already at the top will be inspired!
Dawn believes in teaching your dog that you are his best friend, rewarding him for each success and that, above all, agility must be fun for you both. She explains how to direct – without suppressing – a dog’s enthusiasm, thus motivating him to use his own natural power and speed. Her unique style of handling gives the dog clear, early and reliable information so that he always knows what is coming next and has the confidence to run at top speed.
Each maneuver is explained in detail in friendly terms and the text is copiously illustrated with diagrams, plus photos of dogs in action.
More about Dawn
Dawn handles differently to most in that she believes that handlers should be using the dog’s handling system rather than a set system designed by a person for the dog to learn. Surely using their preferred natural way of being directed is better than enforcing an unnatural system upon them. So if Dawn’s dog goes the ‘wrong’ way then she learns from it and asks herself how she just directed her dog in that direction rather than just blaming the dog for a ‘mistake’.
She believes that a dog gives you unconditional love which never varies no matter how many handling mistakes you have just made in the ring! This should be a two-way street and if her dog makes a mistake in the ring, or in training, her love is equally unconditional and her treatment of him does not change.
Using this natural handling has resulted in her dogs achieving some major accomplishments.
Who published it? DW Publications
Illustrations- Cartoons, diagrams and drawings.