by Barb Levenson

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Flatwork: Foundation for Agility isn't about the obstacles; it's about what happens between the obstacles. Your dog spends more time between the obstacles running with you on the flat than he does performing the obstacles. It's on the flat, after all, that you set up your dog's approach to the next obstacle. It's on the flat where you as handler do most of your job guiding the dog. Performing flatwork successfully requires excellent communication between dog and handler.

Flatwork: Foundation for Agility is also about developing a communication system with your dog as you teach him each agility maneuver without the distraction of obstacles. As you follow this training program, you will develop a set of cues and movements that indi¬cate specific behaviors to the dog, and you will become aware of exactly what your body is really "saying" to your dog.

Flatwork is your agility foundation, teaching you how to handle and how to make all your body language clear, consistent, coherent, and timely while also teaching your dog how to take direction and stay with you on course.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161307533
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Barb Levenson opened her own training school in 1991. She was an early adopter of positive reinforcement methods for her puppy, basic obedience, and Canine Good Citizen classes and, shortly after, competition obedience classes. Barb then added the sport of agility to her school in 2000. Barb, developed her “on the ¬at” handling skills method and has successfully competed with 11 dogs and has titles in obedience (Canadian and American), agility, herding, rally and tricks. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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