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Tricks of the Trade


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What is it about?

The book you’ve been waiting for, in its newly revised edition! Learn the “Tricks of the Trade” from Pat Hastings, popular seminar speaker and producer of the best-selling “Puppy Puzzle” video. From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book. If you are a breeder or exhibitor of show dogs, “Tricks of the Trade” will be a valuable resource for years to come

About the Authors

Pat has been involved in the dog world since 1959. She has run the gamat from pet owner to owner- handler, breeder and professional handler, educator and judge. Pat presented the highly acclaimed seminar, Tricks of the Trade, for over 15 years and continues to give her popular Puppy Puzzle presentation at national specialities. She is currently an AKC judge for the Non- Sporting and Herding Groups, half of the Working Group, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show.

Erin has been a professional writer for over 25 years, focusing on dogs and their people for the past several years. She has shared her life with several dogs- from a sweet natured Schnauzer- Poodle mix and TV watching Cocker Spaniel to a rescued Vizsla, demure Norfolk Terrier and champion Border Terrier

When was it published? 2005

Who published it? Dogwise Publishing

Illustrations- Black and white drawings and photographs


Very Useful Information

Reviewer: Kaci Harris

This is a very good book, especially for someone wanting to learn more on puppy evaluations and basic show preparation. It includes all the information found on her Puppy Puzzle DVD including the bonus information, plus much more in regards to showing. I would highly recommend this book, especially for the beginner, and then if you feel you would like a bit more visual clarification on any of the puppy evaluation points I would recommend the DVD. The only thing I was hoping for more of was information on how structure should vary due to breed purpose, but for that you could go with K9 Structure and Terminology, yet another great book.


Worth its weight in gold!

Reviewer: B.J. Clancy

I dont know how I managed before getting and reading this book. They leave nothing out, and the whole section on puppy evaluating has been great. Not as much is left to chance as one might think, and this book really goes into great detail as to how you can take much of that chance out of your show career.

I dont think there was anything left out in this book! If you show dogs, whether you’re a novice or seasoned veteran, or simply want to learn more about them and how different structure problems impact a puppy as it grows to an adult… you really need to read this book.

It is probably the best resource for show enthusiasts out there.


5 paws up!

Reviewer: Karen Parnell

In my opinion this book is a welcome addition to anybody’s doggy library. The photo’s and illustrations have certainly helped my ‘novice eye’ to assess canine structure. The information on different grooming techniques and tools required is a wonderful chapter and has also been well-received, along with information on food, advertising, handling and even cavaletti work! It’s a great book that would make the perfect gift for any dog-lover

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Weight 0.500 kg


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