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Training and Behaviour
CLICKER BASICS FOR DOGS AND PUPPIES BY CAROLYN BARNEY R250.00
It's a lot to manage—the clicker, the treats, the toy, the leash, never mind the dog. Sometimes it's hard to remember what your instructor said about reinforcing recalls, what to do if your dog gets up during a sit-stay, or what to practice over the coming week. This book is written just for you, supplementing what you learn in class with a quick overview of the theory behind clicker training and a series of homework progressions for basic behaviors. Tracking your daily and weekly progress is easy with the included worksheets, and lots of insider tips make clicker training work better for you and your dog. Beyond providing the novice trainer with the nuts and bolts of clicker training, Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies offers a wealth of information about the concerns that most dog owners have: housetraining, crate-training, leash-training, diet, neutering and spaying, puppy biting, chewing, and fear behaviors. This handy reference is meant to back up what you learn in class and to guide you through the weeks between—when your instructor isn't there to point the way.
RUFF LOVE BY SUSAN GARRETT R200.00
- Is it difficult to motivate your dog to do what you want him to do, when you want him to do it?
- Is your dog "too energetic" or "too distracted" to give you his best work?
- Is your dog happy to run after squirrels in the back yard, but not willing to run on the agility course?
- Is your dog's recall effective only if there isn't something more interesting nearby?
- Is your dog willing to work only if he sees the bait bag or his favorite toy?
- Is your dog "into" toys, but won't play tug with you?
- Is your dog prone to the "zoomies" during an agility run?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, your relationship with your dog needs strengthening. In Ruff Love, Susan Garrett shares her incredibly successful relationship-building program. Based on her years of experience working with dogs, the Ruff Love program is designed not only to help people dealing with "problem" dogs, but to help agility, flyball, obedience, and other dog sport handlers build a better working relationship with their current competition dog or their next performance prospect.
Even if your dog doesn't need the Ruff Love program, you'll find a use for Susan's famous training games—Gimme Dat Collar, 1-2-3 Game, Sit-Tug-Sit Game, and Hide & Seek—which are well documented in the book along with her highly effective recall training method
SHAPING SUCCESS BY SUSAN GARRETT R340.00
Why reinvent the wheel? Shaping Success contains a career's worth of training experience. From puppy basics like recalls, rear end awareness, and distraction training to games for building motivation to a step-by-step program for training incredibly reliable contacts and weave poles, Shaping Success shares the training program of one of the world's most respected dog trainers, Susan Garrett. The book covers both controlling drive and building drive, and it includes an explanation of Susan's world-famous contact training and 2x2 weave pole training methods. Plus it's an entertaining and thought-provoking read that dog owners as well as serious dog trainers will enjoy
CONTROL UNLEASHED BY LESLIE MCDEVITT R340.00
Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own, an instructor trying to figure out how to help dogs in your classes, or an instructor who wants to design a special program just for stressed out dogs, this book is for you. Who needs Control Unleashed? Dogs that are uncomfortable or unable to work off lead around other dogs Dog that are easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating Dogs that are reactive or easily aroused Dogs that are anxious or stressed and shut down Dog that are unable to control their impulses when excited This training program can change your dog's life!
CONTROL UNLEASHED :FOUNDATION SEMINAR 4 DVD SET BY LESLIE MCDEVITT R900.00
Voted 2008 Best Dog Behavior DVD by the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals! Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed® program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off leash reliably in stimulating and stressful situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand.
Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed® uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed® program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog "be a dog."
This 4-disc DVD set is intended to be used as a companion to the training information and instructions contained in the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog. It contains portions of a two-day foundation seminar where Leslie McDevitt works with dogs training in one or more dog sports that are
- Uncomfortable or unable to work off lead around other dogs
- Easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating
- Reactive and easily aroused
- Stressed and shut down
- Unable to control their impulses when excited
The DVD includes demonstrations for teaching the Look at That! game, mat work, reorienting points, the Whiplash Turn game, Leave It, box work, and more. Learn about reading dogs, building focus, changing attitudes, customizing the Control Unleashed® approach for different dogs, and dealing with real life situations.
CONTROL UNLEASHED GAMES DEMO 3 DVD SET BY LESLIE MCDEVITT R775.00
Leslie McDevitt’s versatile Control Unleashed® program is designed to teach dogs and puppies how to relax, focus, and work off leash reliably in stimulating and stressful situations. Instead of using up their energy by getting distracted, excited, or worried about the things going on around them, dogs and puppies learn how to use their energy for focusing on you and the task at hand. Rather than using traditional attention and control techniques that often fail in highly charged performance situations, Control Unleashed® uses a creative and sensible series of training games that can be customized to the needs of each particular dog. The Control Unleashed® program also stresses the importance of balancing attention and control work with letting your dog “be a dog.”
This 3-disc DVD set contains real-life demonstrations of Leslie working with private students on some of the games from the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog. For example, Lucy’s owner dropped out of agility class because the dog, a terrier, was extremely distracted with other dogs around. Lucy has done all of the foundation CU work and Leslie now introduces Lucy to advanced-level Parallel Games that include agility obstacles. Click on the Files tab for a complete list of games and training situations included on this DVD.
Please note that this DVD is designed to be used as a companion to the book, and demonstrates training games that are fully explained in the book.
CONTROL UNLEASHED: THE PUPPY PROGRAMME BY LESLIE MCDEVITT R340.00
Control Unleashed®: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog was written as a problem-solving book to help handlers with mature dogs that were having behavior problems during canine-sport training or competition. This book is different. Control Unleashed®: The Puppy Program is meant as "preventive medicine" for puppy raisers. Many common behavior problems can be either prevented or minimized by starting a puppy with good foundation training from the beginning. In addition, this book provides a program that will help you create a puppy that is ready for sport-specific training at the appropriate age—a puppy with the ability to focus on whatever you want, for as long as you want, whenever you want.
"Paying attention" is its own skill set and teaching it should be separate from teaching your puppy more complex behaviors. Without attention, you won't get as far as you want with all those other behaviors you're going to teach because it's likely they will fall apart in the face of distraction. So it is wise to teach the attention skill set as the "base of operations" for your puppy training. The attention skill set includes: Discrimination skills, self-control skills, and arousal regulation skills.
The concepts and suggestions in this book can also be used for rescue dogs that, like puppies, are starting out as "blank slates" as far as your training is concerned.
BARKING- THE SOUND OF A LANGUAGE BY TURID RUGAAS R180.00
Barking is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other and with humans. Think of barking as part of your dog's language. When a dog barks, he is expressing something and you can learn to understand what he is he is trying to say. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine "calming signals," turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. If you can identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimise the negative effects of barking in cases where you find it a problem.
BEHAVIOUR ADJUSTMENT TRAINING BY GRISHA STEWART R250.00
A practical way to solve your dogs reactivity issues.
Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed by author Grisha Stewart to rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. BAT looks at the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing and helps dogs learn socially acceptable behaviours that serve that same function. In a nutshell, BAT builds confidence by giving dogs a chance to learn to control their environment through peaceful means. That makes BAT very empowering to your dog or puppy, in a good way. It's also empowering for you, as you learn how to understand your dog and help him learn to safely get along with people, dogs, and other "triggers."
You will learn:
• How to encourage or shape a "replacement behaviour" that provides your dog the same "functional reward" as reactivity.
• Why it is important to keep your dog calm in the presence of a trigger while teaching him to make good decisions.
• Step-by-step instructions needed to stage BAT set-ups to work with your dog in a controlled environment.
• Practical ways to keep your dog from being pushed into a reactive state in and around your home and on walks.
• How to use BAT preventively for puppy socialization.
CALMING SIGNALS DVD BY TURID RUGAAS R395.00
Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals" which are signals dogs give other dogs and humans that denote stress. These are dogs' attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog. This is the DVD format and companion to the popular book, "On Talking Terms with Dogs." Note - this is not a professionally filmed DVD rather one done by dedicated amateur dog people; however, it does a good job of illustrating the canine body language subjects it addresses.
CANINE BEHAVIOUR BY BARBARA HANDELMAN R590.00
Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs—pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs.
Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book.
CANINE CROSS TRAINING BY SASHA FOSTER R285.00
What are the four conditioning components of top athletes? Most physical therapists agree that they include balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. The same characteristics apply to canine athletes as well and form the basis of this new book by Sasha Foster, co-author of the award winning The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog. When the four conditioning components are executed in a systematic approach using the key exercise principles of frequency, intensity and duration, you can train your dog to reach his fullest potential in whatever canine sport or activity you choose to participate in—and help keep him fitter and more injury-free over a longer period of time.
You will learn:
• How to test your dog to determine what level of exercise difficulty he should begin with when starting out a cross training program.
• The role of core stabilization and whole-body awareness exercise during balance training.
• The use of positive training and shaping techniques to help your dog acclimate himself to the training equipment used in the various exercises.
• Recommended conditioning programs for various types of activities ranging from dock diving to agility to flyball to therapy dog work.
CANINE MASSAGE BY JEAN- PIERRE HOURDEBAIGT R320
Massage is used to help dogs relax, to condition the canine athlete, to assist in recovery from injuries and to ease chronic pain. Learn the techniques of a recognized expert in the field so that you can bring the well-known benefits of massage to your own dog or become a canine massage specialist. Well illustrated with over 100 illustrations and 100 photos, detailed examinations of muscular stress points, diagnoses and treatments. Excellent source of information on dog anatomy as well.
CHASE! BY CLARISSA VON REINHARDT R250.00
Almost every dog and some more than others have some degree of prey drive, that is the chase instinct! You may experience it when your otherwise well mannered dog suddenly takes off chasing after a rabbit, squirrel, or a jogger. The old approach to solving this problem involved the use of "corrective" devices like choke chains and electronic fences. A better approach includes training and management techniques that reward your dog for choosing to focus on and stay near you, the owner.
Clarissa von Reinhardt has been working on the issue of how to deal with unwanted predatory behaviour for many years. In this fascinating and inspiring book, she takes the readers step by step through her training methods, inviting them to learn more about a dog's complex spectrum of behaviour, and ultimately to maintain as much control as possible over the urge to chase prey.
CHILL OUT FIDO BY NAN KENE ARTHUR R210.00
Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? If you find your dog is often difficult to control, you are not alone! Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure. Chill Out will show you how to help your dog become the great dog you always knew he could be.
Get results by learning about
• The interrelated factors that can cause your dog's over-active behaviours.
• The impact that diet can have on your dog's inability to relax.
• The basics of modern positive dog training that are the key to solving these common problems.
• How to reward your dog for relaxed behaviours—and avoid inadvertently reinforcing your dog's wildness.
• Step-by-step training exercises that deal with the most common situations where dogs tend to have trouble staying calm.
BONUS! Trouble-shooting human training errors.
DOG TRAINER'S RESOURCE 1 EDITED BY MYCHELLE BLAKE R340.00
Today's professional dog trainer needs to develop expertise in a wide variety of fields: learning theory, training techniques, classroom strategies, marketing, community relations, and business development and management. This collection of articles from APDT's "Chronicle of the Dog" will prove a valuable resource for trainers and would-be trainers. Learn what you need to know from experts like Bob Bailey, Jean Donaldson, Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Sue Sternberg, and Karen Overall.
DOG TRAINERS RESOURCE 2 EDITED BY MYCHELLE BLAKE R340.00
When the first volume of The Dog Trainer's Resource was published in 2007, it became a resounding success among professional dog trainers and behaviorists. It also introduced a new generation of dog trainers to the profession and started them on the road to success with information from experts in the field. This new volume, The Dog Trainer's Resource 2, contains more cutting edge information collected from dog training's most influential magazine, The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, published by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
DOG TRAINERS RESOURCE 3 EDITED BY MYCHELLE BLAKE R340.00
The mission of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is "to advance excellence in the profession of dog training and behavior consulting." One of the important ways that the APDT carries out its mission is through the publication of scholarly and practical articles in The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, our award-winning publication. The Chronicle is designed to help new and experienced dog professionals learn from the most progressive thinkers in the world of dog behavior and training as well as the most successful business people in the field.
In this volume, containing the best articles from the past few years, The Dog Trainer's Resource 3 places a special emphasis on developing skills in areas where many trainers may lack experience, like specialized training protocols and improving business practices for profitability and longevity.
Learn more about:
• The often controversial concept of emotions in dogs. Do dogs experience emotions? If so, how do their emotions compare with those of people and what does the latest research say?
• Working with shelters to help them train dogs to make them more adoptable.
• The latest research on the role of play and games in training dogs, including in class situations. Find out how you can use the dog's desire to play to become a more effective trainer and get owner compliance with training by making it more fun.
• How to run your training business in a professional and profitable manner. Trainers love to train, but need business skills too.
• Developing expertise in training and rehabilitating aggressive and reactive dogs. Committed owners want to help their pets live more stress-free lives and trainers often need special skills to make this happen.
• How to evaluate the statistical data that frequently appears in articles and books on behavior. Is what you read based on solid or shaky analysis?
DOGS ARE FROM NEPTUNE BY JEAN DONALDSON R215.00
Jean Donaldson is dogdom's most influential dog trainer and behaviorist and a best-selling author. In 41 essays, Jean highlights the common and frequently wrong-headed notions people have about why dogs behave the way they do, and explains what really motivates your pooch and how to change behavior. The new edition is substantially updated with many new essays that are sure to both inform and delight you.
DOMINANCE IN DOGS BY BARRY EATON R180.00
You may have read books or seen TV shows that tell you that your dog will seek to dominate you, your family members and other pets unless you become the "alpha" and put him in his place. The theory is that since dogs evolved from wolves and wolves (supposedly) form packs with strict pecking orders and battle each other to become the pack leader, your dog will do the same within your household. In this new US edition, author Barry Eaton separates out the facts from the fiction regarding dominance in pet dogs, presenting the reader with the results of recent research into the behaviour of wolves and the impacts of selective breeding on the behaviour of dogs. The results may surprise you and will surely inform you.
FAMILY FRIENDLY DOG TRAINING BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R215.00
Describes a six-week programme to get people and dogs off on the right paw. Clear descriptions of humane and scientifically-based methods to teach basic exercises including sit, down, come, heel, stay and no jumping up. As importantly, the book emphasizes how to make training fun for those at both ends of the leash, and how to ensure reliable responses while still being your dog's best friend. Includes trouble-shooting tips for what to do when your dog hasn't read the training books and doesn't respond as expected. Equally useful for training classes or for people who are "home schooling." This is a book that many trainers will want their students to read.
FEELING OUTNUMBERED BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R160.00
Including an entirely new section on leash-walking multiple dogs, this dog training booklet has received rave reviews from people living with more than one dog. Written with Patricia McConnell and Karen London's extensive knowledge of both theory and practicality, (not to mention their sense of humor), it provides clear and workable ideas to make living with a pack of dogs fun and fulfilling.
This is a great resource if you're looking for some dog training tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home, or wondering how in the world you'll manage the entire pack for a walk around the neighborhood. Perhaps you're concerned that there is tension between two of the dogs in your pack or whether your dog's play might escalate into aggression. This expanded and updated booklet has the answers to those questions and many more. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of ethology and positive training methods to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more than that, Feeling Outnumbered is a great resource for all multiple dog owners whether novice or professional.
FEISTY FIDO BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R160.00
This second edition of a McConnell/London classic is better than ever! Updated and revised to be even more user-friendly than before, Feisty Fido is designed for anyone (novice or professional) who works with dogs who are overly reactive to other dogs when on leash. Whether your (or your client's) dog reacts by barking, lunging, stiffening or hiding behind your legs, this booklet is full of humane and effective dog training solutions to a common dog problem. It includes new sections on equipment, an expanded section on "Where's the Dog", and revised instructions for teaching "Watch". With plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs who show up out of no where, this dog training program can make leash walks fun again, for you AND your dog.
FIGHT! BY JEAN DONALDSON R195.00
From the award-winning author of Culture Clash, Mine!, and Oh Behave! A practical guide to the treatment of dog-dog aggression. This down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behavior modification to retrain a dog that bullies other dogs or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. Includes descriptions of common types of aggression, assessing prognosis, remedial socialization, on-leash manners training, proximity sensitivity, play style and skills, resource guarding, and prevention.
THE HUMAN HALF OF DOG TRAINING BY RISE VANFLEET R250.00
What is challenging for so many trainers is that their success in working with dogs ultimately depends on the cooperation, understanding and follow-through of the people who bring their dogs to them to be trained. Failure to work with people often leads to failure with the dogs. In The Human Half of Dog Training, author Risë VanFleet draws upon her years of experience of working with people as a child and family psychologist to teach dog trainers how to take a collaborative approach with clients to help insure the best possible outcomes for their dogs.
Dogs? No Problem! People? Yikes!!
Most dog trainers have a strong desire to help dogs learn appropriate behaviors and solve the kinds of problems that most dogs experience or create. It is why they get into the business in the first place and it is what they are trained to do. What is challenging for so many trainers is that their success in working with dogs ultimately depends on the cooperation, understanding and follow-through of the people who bring their dogs to them to be trained. Failure to work with people often leads to failure with the dogs. In The Human Half of Dog Training, author Risë VanFleet draws upon her years of experience of working with people as a child and family psychologist to teach dog trainers how take a collaborative approach with clients to help insure the best possible outcomes for their dogs.
You will learn:
The vital skill of empathic listening so that the trainer truly understands the needs and goals of the client.
How cognitive distortions and resistance can disrupt the trainer/client relationship.
How to work with a family in cases where spouses or children may complicate the trainer/client relationship.
Ways to handle common objections and to get clients to commit to training programs.
HOW TO BE LEADER OF THE PACK…AND HAVE YOUR DOG LOVE YOU FOR IT BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R90.00
Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library! Would make an excellent hand-out in classes, for vet offices, or humane societies!
THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS DVD BY SARAH KALNAJS R570
What is your dog's body language saying to you and to other dogs? Is he showing friendliness, fear, or stress? When does play turn to aggression? Watch a variety of breeds and mixes showing dozens of examples of canine behaviour and body language. Learn how to read these signals so that you develop a better understanding of canine behaviour. For dog owners, trainers, behaviourists, veterinarians and shelters. (Set of 2 discs.)
MINE! BY JEAN DONALDSON R195.00
NOinclude: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.
Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2002, Training and Behavior Book
MY DOG PULLS- WHAT DO I DO? BY TURID RUGAAS R160.00
Easy to follow instructions that teach you a kind and effective method for encouraging dogs to walk on a lead without pulling. Quick and easy to learn, the method can be applied to any dog no matter what size, breed or age. Dogs that are easily distracted, or that encounter situations where they may lunge, bark, or give aggressive displays can be helped to walk calmly and quietly on a loose lead.
My Dog Pulls explains:
• Why dogs develop pulling problems.
• Simple steps to retraining even the strongest puller.
• How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful paragraphs.
• Correct use of leads, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesn't.
• Troubleshooting problems that arise during training.
OH BEHAVE BY JEAN DONALDSON R250.00
Winner of the 2008 AABP Multi-Media Award for Excellence - Best Dog Training Book (Books focusing on dog training issues)
Winner of the 2008 DWAA Maxwell Award - Best Dog Training and Behavior Book
Jean Donaldson brings her considerable wisdom -- and wit -- to a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts in this book from Dogwise Publishing. In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs. You will note a number of themes that flow throughout the book. Jean is a firm believer in conducting scientific research (verifiable results) rather than forming opinions based on gut feel or taking an anthropomorphic view of dog behavior. She also admits that we are flying blind on many issues because of a lack of research and tells the reader when that is the case. She looks at problem behaviors (problems for humans at least) from the perspective that both a dog's genes and environment impact behavior, and our ability to modify such behaviors is sometimes muddled since we don't always understand how genetics and environment interact. And finally, just what is a Dog Mom (or Dad) and how did that phenomenon develop and what is its genetic usefulness, if any, to both dogs and people?! Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! is destined to be a classic in the literature on dog behavior.
ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS BY TURID RUGAAS R195.00
Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals," which are signals dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and people. These are the dogs' attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression.
Companion DVD, 'Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You,' is also available. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog.
PLENTY IN LIFE IS FREE BY KATHY SDAO R180.00
What if the secret to great dog training is to be a frequent "feeder" rather than a strong leader? A skilled reinforcer rather than a strict enforcer?
Over the past two decades, countless dog trainers across the world have embraced the liberal use of positive reinforcement. Often accompanying this trend, however, is an underlying emphasis, inherited from more coercive models of dog training, that each human in the family must be the dog's leader. But adopting the role of leader using what is known as the "Nothing in Life is Free" training protocol can result in stifling rules that constrain a person's ability to share affection and attention with their dogs. This focus on human leadership puts puts the burden on dogs to "earn" their rewards rather than placing the primary responsibility on the humans to be generous, precise, creative "feeders" (i.e., reinforcers).
In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training. She describes in narrative fashion how she has come to focus her own training philosophy which emphasizes developing partnerships in which humans and dogs exchange reinforcements and continually cede the upper hand to one another.
QUICK CLICKS BY MANDY BOOK AND CHERYL SMITH 300.00
Quick Clicks explains the technique of clicker training without the often-confusing jargon, and provides step-by-step instructions for training a variety of fun and useful behaviors. Useful training includes Wait at the door, Walk nicely on and off leash, and Confidence-building exercises, while a chapter on Tricks provides some fun and games. Early chapters help the novice practice the technique in quick and easy bits and pieces, while the final chapter explains the formal language of operant conditioning, for further reading on the subject and provides a list of Resources.
RIGHT ON TARGET BY MANDY BOOK AND CHERYL SMITH R270.00
Teaching a dog to follow a "target" is the best way to train both simple and complicated behaviors. Targeting is useful for everything from training the family dog to competitive obedience and agility. The detailed instructions in this book will deliver outstanding results!
Save your back, work at a distance, or get tricky parts of the dog, such as the back feet, moving the way you want them to move. You'll learn how to train your dog to target your hand, a contact disk or a target stick, then utilize targets to build complex behaviors. Teaches you how to break down a behavior into easily trainable steps. Target training can be used for at-home manners, therapy dog work, canine sports, or to teach tricks. Targeting can help you get to your goal no matter what it is!
SCAREDY DOG! BY ALI BROWN R290.00
When dogs growl at other dogs, lunge at people and bark at everything it's often mislabeled as "aggression." But behavior that looks like aggression is often fear-based and should be treated as such. The appropriate term for this constellation of behaviors is "reactivity."
This book helps dog owners and trainers to understand the reactive dog and help him change for the better. The process is easy to grasp, and once the changes begin to take shape, owners become so encouraged that improving their dog's behavior suddenly becomes fun and exciting! If your dog can't pay attention to you in public places, doesn't behave like a good member of the family when guests visit, and looses control when other dogs are nearby, this book has a lot to offer.
All training methods and classroom techniques are non-force and based on developing a 'working relationship' with your dog. Easy to read and understand, 148 pages, with 68 photographs and graphics to help you improve behavior and solve problems.
This 2009 edition includes more specific examples, and more and better photos to give you a better idea of what to look for and how to handle your reactive dog.
You will learn:
• Easy to read and implement how-to book on fearful and reactive dogs
• Originally published in 2004, and revised and expanded in 2009
• How to develop a simple program addressing the stimuli which cause fear
STRESS IN DOGS BY MARTINA SCHOLZ AND CLARISSA VON REINHARDT R195.00
Human medicine has long recognized the health implications of stress on our physical and mental health. Dogs feel stress too. Learn how to identify and resolve more than 30 signs of stress in dogs and help your dog live a longer, happier life. Simple, sensible solutions for both the professional and concerned dog owner.
TERRIER CENTRIC TRAINING BY DAWN ANTONIAK MITCHELL R300.00
Train a terrier!? It can be done but…
All kinds of dogs have a number of hard-wired traits bred into them. Hounds love to follow their noses, Retrievers love to fetch and Herding dogs love to herd. With few exceptions, these are pretty harmless activities and don't stand in the way of training. Terriers, however, were bred to hunt and kill vermin independently, digging underground and barking excitedly, almost impervious to pain. Let's see...just a few challenges to overcome in training: strong prey drive, independence, feistiness, digging, barking, the list goes on. In Terrier-Centric Dog Training, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell takes up the challenge to help terrier owners train their dogs by making sure they understand the instincts bred into terriers and what the most effective training and management techniques are to use when working with a "natural born killer." You can train your terrier, but just don't let him loose off-leash in a park full of squirrels!
• Make yourself the most important thing in your terrier's world to keep his attention and focus on you.
• Reward your terrier by allowing him to engage in behaviors he wants to do in exchange for doing what you want him to first.
• Help your touch-sensitive terrier become comfortable while being handled and groomed.
• Identify your terrier's "bubble," the space within which he is likely to become reactive toward people, other dogs and whatever else he views as distractions.
• Recognize what you can and cannot expect from a terrier in terms of trainability—being realistic is very important.
WHEN PIGS FLY BY JANE KILLON R270.00
Do you have an impossible dog? Think again. Most dogs have many characteristics that make them quiet trainable. Your dog is smart, a good problem solver and posesses a strong drive to get what he wants. Learn how to make your dog operant; a dog willing to seek out the correct behavior in return for a reward. You don't have to constantly feed your dog for good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities as an effective reward.
With the "Pigs Fly" Training System you will:
* Discover how dogs learn
* Learn to use the clicker
* Get your dog to offer to do things without being asked
* Learn how to use shaping
* Reinforcers - find out what gets your dog really excited
* Get your dog to pay attention to you
* How to play with your dog
* How to teach your dog behaviors
The key to training success with difficult dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then to use those rewards to get the behaviors you want. You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!
CRATE GAMES DVD BY SUSAN GARRETT R485.00
The much talked about DVD has finally arrived! Step-by-step training that is as easy as it is effective. Crate Games features not only mature dogs but also puppies as young as 9 weeks old learning how to have focus and motivation for work, how to relax in a crate even while another dog is working, how to have self control rather than imposed control for a phenomenal sit stay, a speedy and dependable recall, distance skills for obedience or agility, how to develop an amazing working relationship, confidence while being proofed during any tough distraction, how to offer responses keenly when being shaped, and much more.
See why "Crate Games" is the cornerstone of Susan Garrett's unbelievably successful dog training program and why it is now being implemented in dog training schools all over the world!
DON'T SHOOT THE DOG BY KAREN PRYOR R180.00
Don't Shoot The Dog! is a bestselling classic providing you with the know how to use positive reinforcements to change behaviour. Karen teaches the principles of the revolutionary 'clicker training', eight methods to end undesirable habits and ten laws for 'shaping' behaviour without strain or pain using 'affection training'. She also looks at the effects of reinforcement training in the real world, and how it can be used in lots of exciting new ways.
CLICKER TRAINING IN DOGS BY KAREN PRYOR R195.00
Written by the clicker legend Karen Pryor this book is the perfect start to teaching clicker training, a positive reinforcement training system. It is a revolutionary training method which is straight forward, humane, easy to learn and fun! Through using the clicker this book will teach you how to teach your dog a wide variety of new things from basic obedience to tricks and games. Once the basic have been mastered the clicker can be used to expand upon any aspect of your dog's training.
PATTERN GAMES DVD BY LESLIE MCDEVITT R395.00
This DVD will introduce you to Pattern Games, a simple set of exercises that provides a predictable and secure structure for dogs in order to help them normalize potential "triggers" in their environment. These games set the dogs up to make good behavioral choices, the end result being to teach them to focus and work off lead comfortably around things that bother or excite them without reacting.
REACTIVITY- A PROGRAMME FOR REHABILITATION DVD BY EMILY LARLHAM R495
This DVD covers how to train the most important behaviors and and skills needed for tackling reactivity. These in depth tutorials will show you how to to lower stress, build calmness, build attention, train alternate behaviors, reinforce the absence of reactivity and most importantly build your dog's confidence and trust in you. The DVD also covers how to interrupt and prevent reactivity. In this training plan you will learn skills for using counter conditioning in order to change your dog's emotional response to things he fears, or that make him over-aroused. The making of this DVD was inspired by Splash, Emily's Border Collie, who used to be a highly reactive and fearful dog, and who now brings tears of joy to Emily's eyes instead of tears of sadness. Emily's goal is to empower the hopeless, who feel overwhelmed with the task of rehabilitating their beloved companion. This DVD is for those whose dogs are reactive to people, other dogs and objects. However, this same training method can be applied to dogs that are overly fearful or overly excitable in certain situations, but who don't become reactive. This is because the same goal is appropriate for all of these dogs; creating a dog that feels relaxed, calm, and WANTS to do what his handler asks in all situations.
DISSECTING THE DYNAMICS OF DOG DOG PLAY BY NICOLE WILDE R495.00
In the fluid dance we call play, dogs leap, spin, chase, pounce, and wrestle together. Their interactions range from joyful romps based in camaraderie and fun, to cautious "discussions" born of over-arousal and tension, and sometimes even to skirmishes that can result in bodily harm. If we are to make accurate behavioral assessments and keep dogs safe psychologically and physically, we must understand play's subtle dynamics.
Through entertaining lecture and extensive video footage, we will explore the nuances of dog-dog play. Viewing slow motion playback will reveal split-second body language, signals, and maneuvers that would otherwise be missed, and will improve your skills when watching dogs interact in real time. Even if you are an experienced trainer or owner, you'll be amazed at how much is revealed. One thing is certain: you'll never look at dog-dog play in the same way again.
What constitutes safe play
Whether actions like mounting are problematic or not
What the latest studies reveal about gender play preferences, role reversals, and self-handicapping
What canine physical features may confuse other dogs and hamper communication
Which danger signals should not be ignored
When a play bow means something other than, "Let's play!"
How and why redirected aggression occurs
How play can sometimes be a displacement behavior
Which situations warrant intervention and how to do so safely
…and lots more!
DOG-DOG AGGRESSION BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R750.00
This 3-part video set shows why Dr. Patricia McConnell is one of the nation's leading experts on canine aggression. The first half of the seminar addresses leash aggression to unfamiliar dogs, while the second focuses on dog-dog aggression within the home.
DO AS I DO DVD BY CLAUDIA FUGAZZA R1115.00
Social learning means acquiring new behaviours from the observation of others. Recent studiesrevealed the social cognitive abilities of dogs and suggested that they are surprisingly predisposed to learn socially from humans.
Do as I Do is a new training method based on dogs' social cognitive skills, particularly on their imitative ability. With this training technique dogs will learn new behaviours observing and copying their owners. During the seminar Claudia describes how to teach dogs the "imitation rule" and how to progress through the training protocol. Dogs will first be taught to imitate a small set of familiar actions (actions already trained with traditional techniques) and will then generalize this rule. At the end of the training protocol, the owners will be able to teach new behaviours to their dogs, simply showing them what to do. These new actions will be then put under verbal cue. The cognitive abilities implied in social learning and in this training method are also described.
This is the first training method based on dog's social cognitive abilities.
LASSIE COME DVD BY PATRICIA MCCONNELL R395.00
Would you like your dog to come EVERY time you call?If so, this specially produced video is for you. Join Patricia McConnell on her farm for a forty-five minute discussion and demonstration of how to teach your dog to come when called, what to do when he doesn't come during training sessions, and how to proof a solid recall through difficult distractions.
This clear and concise video includes demonstration dogs of all descriptions and is filmed in the beautiful green hills of southern Wisconsin
REINFORCEMENT STRATEGIES BY KEN RAMIREZ R750.00
Reinforcement is the key to successful training, as most trainers already know! However, there are many different reinforcement strategies and reinforcement options available to trainers: consistent schedules, variable schedules, life rewards, toys, play, food, treats, etc. The mythology around how various schedules of reinforcement work can mislead trainers into using a strategy inappropriately and lead to frustration for the animal and the trainer. Many trainers fail to approach new reinforcement strategies systematically, which can be the reason why certain strategies seem to fail. This class will explore both the science behind these concepts and successful methods for implementing different types of reinforcement into a training program. This is one of Ken's most popular seminars.
INTRO TO BAT DVD BY GRISHA STEWART R340.00
This short seminar video will help dog-savvy viewers get started with Behavior Adjustment Training. You'll see how to add BAT to your behavior modification toolbox to build dogs' coping skills and decrease fear. (DVD COVERS MAY VARY AND CHANGE)
When working with fear and aggression, BAT uses *operant* counter-conditioning with a marker signal and systematic desensitization to build social skills, confidence around the trigger, and trust in the handler. While food or other rewards are used with BAT in some cases, the main focus of BAT is on using environmental rewards that already maintain the reactivity.
TALK TO THE PAW DVD BY NICOLE WILDE R670.00
Dogs are excellent interpreters of canine body language and signals. But how good are we at reading dogs? Sure, you know that ears back and tail down means a dog is afraid, and that a show of teeth is your cue to move away slooowly. But there's so much more to canine body language and communication. Here are just a few of the topics that are covered:
What does it mean when a dog's teeth chatter, or when the lower jaw trembles?
How dangerous are air snaps and muzzle punches?
Is there a significance to which side your dog's tail wag favors?
What are the active and passive defense reflexes?
Can you recognize the subtle signals that tell you when a dog is afraid?
Do dogs "laugh" and if so, how can we make use of it?
You'll hear about all of these things, and will also gain a much better understanding of how human body language and vocalizations can have a huge impact. You'll see how even your smallest gesture can affect the way dogs react, both in training and in everyday interactions. Best of all, you'll learn how to use that knowledge to gain cooperation and trust. The lecture is packed with eye-opening information including the latest research studies, as well as an extensive collection of fascinating photos and video footage. By viewing real-time video and then slow-motion playback, you'll improve your observational skills and discover subtle, lightning-quick signals that otherwise might have been missed—even if you're a professional.
WHAT NOT TO ERR- TRAINING MISTAKES THAT CREATE HEADACHES FOR DOGS DVD BY KATHY SDAO R750.00
There's no shortage of available dog-training advice. Websites, books, television, dog advocates and well-intentioned friends offer suggestions for basic training and for solving behavior problems. We'll review ten errors, both general and technical, common to dog-friendly trainers. Topics include ineffective cues, backward sequences, poisoned reinforcers, misunderstood training transitions and more. Understanding how to avoid or resolve these issues will make training fairer for our dogs and more fun for everyone.
THINK DOG BY JOHN FISHER R180.00
In this seminal pet psychology book, John Fisher examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, with the aim of explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view. The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures. In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour he taught us to 'Think Dog'.
Thanks to Pamela Mackinnon s update, today's dog trainer and owner can learn John's positive, rewards-based training and get excellent results with their canine companion.
DOG TRAINING MADE EASY BY JULIA BARNES R250.00
This book begins by tracing dog's ancestry and looking at their development and inherited instincts and behaviour. Through acquiring this knowledge we can understand how the dog expresses himself and as a consequence we can learn to understand his behaviour and unlock his training potential. With step - by step training exercises and chapters on socialisation, problem behaviour and early puppy training, there is everything you need to turn your dog into a perfect companion. Finally there is also an introduction to dog sports, including obedience, agility and heelwork to music.
PUPPY RAISING MADE EASY BY DI WILLIAMSON R250.00
The essential guide to rearing, training and caring. Broken down into seven easy to follow chapters this book covers it all from choosing the right breed, training and care, socialising your puppy and solving problem behaviour. Written by a highly experienced trainer and behaviourist, the author looks at how dogs learn and how this knowledge can be used to our advantage when training. It outlines the all-important stages of socialisation taking into account how dogs communicate with each other and us. It focuses on our role as pack leader and shows the importance of giving our dogs guidance and leadership. It provides a practical helpful guide to teaching your puppy basic obedience as well as ensuring good manners. Helpful and comprehensive advice is also available on what to do when things go wrong and finding effective solutions for problem behaviour
AGILITY - 2 ON 2 OFF CONTACTS DVD BY RACHEL SANDERS R465.00
Are you unhappy with your dog's 2-on/2-off contact performance or are you starting to train a new dog for agility? Rachel Sanders has developed a clever method of teaching a 2-on/2-off contact that does not rely on teaching a nose touch. Instead, it uses simple garden fencing and a travel plank to help teach the dog his end position. The method eliminates much of the time-consuming and meticulous training that has been required in the past to teach a reliable 2-on/2-off contact performance. Training goes quickly because the dog understands the lconcept of the end position right from the start.
The foundation for the methodology begins away from the agility equipment and can be started with a puppy as early as 12-14 weeks of age. The program also addresses teaching the dog proper weight shift and body mechanics to ensure he is performing the 2-on/2-off end position both efficiently and with as little stress on his body as possible.
In the chapter on problem solving Rachel covers a number of common problems, such as
Coming off the side of the plank
Stalking at the bottom of the plank
Lack of speed
Failure to stop in the competition ring
This program also includes steps for training obstacle independence so that the dog can reliably perform his end position regardless of your handling position.
CLEAN RUN BOOK OF AGILITY GAMES BY BUD HOUSTON R395.00
Looking for a challenging agility game for a fun match or trial? Need a training or proofing game for an agility class? In charge of organizing entertainment and games for the club holiday party? Or, do you need to learn about Snooker before you go into the ring for the first time? The Clean Run Book of Agility Games is a complete reference to rules, scoring systems, and winning strategies for all manner of agility games from the hard-bitten games of competition to silly games for fun and recreation to games that teach valuable handler skills. The book is an easy-to-use and clearly written reference that documents more than 125 games from around the world. Bud Houston has added more than 60 new games to those that appeared in the 1st edition of the book, plus he's added many new examples for existing games.
CLEAN RUN COURSE SOURCEBOOK 1 BY ANN CROFT AND ANNIE PYLE R225.00
Whether you're an agility instructor planning group class instruction, a volunteer organizing run-throughs or show-n-gos for your club, or a trainer looking for ideas for your home practice field, the Clean Run Course Sourcebook Vol. 1 is an invaluable resource. This edition focuses on Standard Agility courses.
We've designed 100 Standard Agility courses that contain challenges suitable for AKC Excellent, FCI Agility III, and USDAA Masters level work and have broken these down to create nested-style courses appropriate for novice and intermediate dogs and handlers—that's a total of 300 courses! Set up your equipment only once and run three different courses of varying difficulty with a simple rearrangement of the numbers and an occasional minor adjustment of obstacles.
The courses contain standard equipment and a wide sampling of sequencing patterns to test handling skills and enhance any training program. Half of the courses are designed for a 50' x 100' area and the other half are designed for an 80' x 120' area.
CLEAN RUN COURSE SOURCEBOOK 2 BY ANN CROFT AND ANNIE PYLE R225.00
Whether you're an agility instructor planning group class instruction, a volunteer organizing run-throughs or show-n-gos for your club, or a trainer looking for ideas for your home practice field, the Clean Run Course Sourcebook Vol. 2 is an invaluable resource. This edition focuses on Jumpers and Jumpers with Weaves courses.
We've designed 100 Jumpers and Jumpers with Weave courses that contain challenges suitable for AKC Excellent, FCI Agility III, and USDAA Masters level work and have broken these down to create nested-style courses appropriate for novice and intermediate dogs and handlers—that's a total of 300 courses! Set up your equipment only once and run three different courses of varying difficulty with a simple rearrangement of the numbers and an occasional minor adjustment of obstacles.
The courses contain jumps, tunnels, and weave poles and a wide sampling of sequencing patterns to test handling skills and enhance any training program. Half of the courses are designed for a 50' x 100' area and the other half are designed for an 80' x 120' area.
CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCEBOOK 1 BY PAMELA GREEN R225.00
Have you gone out to the backyard with the few agility obstacles you have available and realized that you didn't have any more ideas? Are you an agility instructor and need a resource to quickly find exercises at multiple levels? As at-home trainers, we know what we need to train, but few of us have the time or inclination to design our own agility training sequences. As instructors, we sometimes just need a little help. The Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook has been designed with you in mind. The exercises were developed by top agility handlers, trainers, and instructors and have appeared in Clean Run magazine over the years. They've been organized into three sections—jumping, weaving, and contacts—each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels. All 300 exercises included in this book will fit within a 60' x 80' training area
CLEAN RUN EXERCISE SOURCEBOOK 2 BY PAMELA GREEN R225.00
Have you gone out to the backyard with the few agility obstacles you have available and realized that you didn't have any more ideas? Are you an agility instructor and need a resource to quickly find exercises at multiple levels? As at-home trainers, we know what we need to train, but few of us have the time or inclination to design our own agility training sequences. As instructors, we sometimes just need a little help. The Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook has been designed with you in mind. As in Volume 1, exercises by top agility trainers, handlers, and instructors have been organized into three sections—jumping, weaving, and contacts—each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels. But Clean Exercise Sourcebook Vol. 2 contains even more exercises than the first one—482 exercises in all. The exercises are designed to fit within a 60' x 80' training area.
CONTACTS- BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TRAINING AND COMPETITION DVD BY RACHEL SANDERS R395.00
Did you teach your dog a fast, accurate, and independent two-on/two-off contact behavior only to find it now failing you in the competition ring? The more we compete and the longer it has been since our initial training, the more our dogs' competition contact performance seems to deviate from their training performance. Perhaps your dog's contact performance is slowing down. Or maybe she is no longer driving to the end of the contacts without you next to her. Perhaps your dog is no longer waiting for your release command and releases on her own. Or you may find yourself repeating your contact command or decelerating at the end of the contact to facilitate a stop. Worse yet, your dog may be missing contacts altogether.
Finally there's a clear-cut method for bridging this gap between training and competition so that you can achieve your ideal contact performance in the ring. This DVD will show you why your two-on/two-off performances are deteriorating. It will also provide a comprehensive training plan for "release work" on the contacts that will allow you to recreate your competition behavior in the training environment so you can fix your areas of weakness. The end result is a contact behavior in competition that is the same as the behavior your dog gives you in training.
But this program is not just for trained dogs; it's a great program to use in your initial contact training so that you avoid problems. If you are starting contact training with a new dog, you can begin the release work on the flat portion of Rachel's training program at the same time that you're training the two-on/two-off position. You can progress to other parts of the release work even before the dog is able to perform the entire contact obstacle.
FLATWORK: FOUNDATION FOR AGILITY BY BARB LEVENSON R215.00
latwork 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 is also about developing a communication system with your dog as you teach him each agility handling maneuver without the distraction of obstacles. As you follow this training program, you will develop a set of cues and movements that indicate 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
IN FOCUS BY DEB JONES AND JUDY KELLER R195.00
Great runs on agility courses don't just happen. And they aren't just a matter of exquisite handling and thorough training. Behind every flowing run in agility is a great partnership. For some dog and handler teams this partnership develops naturally over the course of training. But unfortunately this isn't always the case. Many dogs can meet the physical demands required for agility but have difficulty with the mental aspects of the game. Agility requires concentration, confidence, and a willingness to take direction from and work with the handler. Without this, you can end up with a dog that is distracted, unmotivated, out of control, or inconsistent in the ring. The authors of In FOCUS, animal behaviorist and clicker expert, Deborah Jones, Ph.D., and a former AKC/USA World Team member, Judy Keller, join forces to show you how to use their FOCUS program—Fun, Obedience, and Consistency lead to Unbelievable Success—to develop or repair that underlying working relationship you need to succeed in agility or any performance dog sport. Whether you are starting agility with a new dog or trying to solve performance problems with an older dog, it's never too late to build focus!
IN FOCUS: BEGINNING OBSTACLES DVD BY DEB JONES AND JUDY KELLER R450.00
In this DVD, Deborah Jones, Ph.D., and Judy Keller demonstrate the application of their FOCUS program while introducing a puppy or a "green" dog to agility obstacles. The ultimate goal of focused obstacle training is to help your dog develop a clear understanding of how to negotiate each obstacle fluently and consistently on a single cue. We want the dog to display confident and independent obstacle skills. We accomplish this by training for understanding and enjoyment at each stage before adding further challenges.
The program is divided into three sections. First you will work on your basic training skills such as getting behaviors to happen and shaping behaviors. Next you will work on basic behaviors and exercises that lay the groundwork for future obstacle performance. These foundation skills are designed to increase your dog's confidence, curiosity, boldness, and body awareness. Finally, you will work through the initial stages of training the tunnel, chute, tire, contact obstacles, and weave poles.
This DVD will not take you through to the finished product; rather, it will prepare you and your dog for more advanced obstacle training. If you follow the ideas and suggestions presented here, your dog will have a solid foundation for the challenges that lie ahead in agility training and trialing. Your dog will learn to love the agility obstacles, not just tolerate them. He will learn to have fun and stay focused while he works with you because he wants to, not because he has to.
IN FOCUS: CRYING FOR CONTROL DVD BY DEB JONES AND JUDY KELLER R450.00
How do you know if your dog needs control work? One sign to look for is extreme excitement at just the sight and sound of agility. Does your dog become totally focused on the obstacles and tend to ignore everything else, you included, once he sees them? Would your dog happily complete obstacles (even a whole course) on his own without any direction from you? Does your dog blast off the start line, often before you give him a release command? This DVD contains a training program for the crying for control dog that is intended to be done after you have completed the work in the FOCUS Foundation DVD. The goal is to preserve all your dog's drive and desire to work. Crying for control dogs are wonderful, because they have an innate enjoyment of agility. You just need to channel their enthusiasm in the desired direction.
IN FOCUS: FOUNDATION WORK DVD BY DEB JONES AND JUDY KELLER R450.00
Do you have a dog that is fast, but inconsistent? Do you have a dog that is soft and quick to shut down if the conditions aren't perfect? Do you envy other dog and handler teams that seem to work together in perfect harmony? Do you struggle to keep your dog's attention and to keep him interested in agility? Do you have to fight to keep your dog on the course that you want him to do? All of these problems are due to a lack of focus and gaps in your foundation work. The FOCUS (Fun, Obedience, and Consistency Lead to Unbelievable Success) program is designed to help you build the foundation for a strong and solid working relationship with your dog and to build focus so that you have a willing and eager canine partner. If you are starting agility with a new dog, the In FOCUS Foundation Work DVD will show you how to build the foundation skills you need before training the specifics of your chosen performance sport. If you're trying to problem solve with an older dog, this DVD will show you where you need to fill in the gaps in your foundation training to create a more responsive working partner on the agility course. It's never too late to build focus!
IN FOCUS: NEED FOR SPEED DVD BY DEB JONES AND JUDY KELLER R450.00
Sometimes a dog doesn't show as much enthusiasm about doing agility as we would like him to. The dog may lack confidence or he may be inhibited, worried, or nervous, which in turn lead to slow and tentative performances. Often this type of dog is very accurate, but too slow to make course time. He is trying so hard, but his stress and nervousness makes it impossible for him to let loose and enjoy himself. There is a lot that you can do to change your dog's reaction to agility so that you can both have fun doing this sport. This DVD contains a training program for the need-for-speed dog that is intended to be done after you have completed the work in the FOCUS Foundation DVD. If you consistently apply the FOCUS exercises and techniques, you will see an improvement in your dog's attitude and desire to work—but it won't happen overnight, it takes time and consistent effort.
INTRO TO HANDLING 3 DVD SET BY LINDA MECKLENBURG R750
A must-see for all agility competitors, this DVD is an actual seminar presented by Linda Mecklenburg at the Clean Run training facility several years ago. At the time, the seminar was recorded and made available via livestream on the Internet by Eric Larson. This DVD is a copy of the actual livestream of the seminar. For this reason, the video quality is not the same as it would be in the case of a live recording, and you can expect occasional dropouts in the audio. These issues do not significantly affect the content of the material, which is why we are making this valuable information available on a DVD.
In Introduction to Handling in Agility Linda describes the foundation needed for consistent handling as documented in her highly acclaimed book Developing Handling Skills for Awesome Agility Teams, which discusses both the theoretical knowledge and the fundamental skills that are needed for success in our sport. The seminar provides an overview of Chapter 1, "Cues," and Chapter 2, "Fundamental Skills," and includes bonus material with demonstrations of the concepts. References to specific pages in the book have been added as well as diagrams of sequences.
This DVD contains a wealth of information that will benefit all handlers, regardless of their background or skill level.
PHENOMENAL STOPPED CONTACTS IN 30 DAYS BY AMANDA SHYNE R280.00
Training an independent stopped contact allows you, the handler, freer movement around the course, and the ability to get into position to cue upcoming challenges.
This book contains 59 training steps designed to be completed over 30 days to improve the specific skills that are critical to achieving a fast, reliable stopped contact performance:
Speed: Your dog must enter the contact with speed and continue to stride over the contact until he moves into his target position.
Control: Your dog must have the reinforcement history to make stopping in the target position more rewarding than running to the next obstacle.
Target Position: Your dog must stride quickly into position without creeping or slowing down more than is physically necessary.
Entries: Your dog must enter the contact safely and at an angle that allows him to maintain his speed over the entire piece of equipment.
Exits: Your dog must maintain his target position until you verbally release him from the contact. In addition, your dog must understand verbal cues telling him to turn toward you and/or away from you at the contact exit.
By dissecting each aspect of your dog's performance, you can reward one specific behavior at a time; thereby helping you clarify to your dog how you want the entire piece of equipment completed.
If you have a new dog, start at step 1. But if you have a dog already competing and you are trying to improve your dog's speed over the contacts, for example, go through the book and review the training steps designed to improve speed. Or, if your dog needs a bit more self-control, complete the training steps designed to improve that one specific skill. In this way you will be able to customize a training plan tailored to you and your dog.
RELIABLE RUNNING A FRAMES DVD BY RACHEL SANDERS R480.00
More and more handlers desire a running A-frame. Some worry about the unknown long-term physical effects of stopping dogs on the obstacle. Some feel that their dog's structure or a previous injury makes stopping him unsafe. Others have dogs that clearly indicate they aren't physically comfortable with the behavior being asked for, no matter how hard the handler works on weight shift and motivation. And still others have competitive aspirations and want to perform the obstacle as quickly as possible. But no matter why you want a running A-frame, there is finally a realistic approach to teaching an accurate and consistent running A-frame to all varieties of dogs.
Rachel Sanders has tried a variety of running-contact training methods over the years—including stride regulators, foot targets, jumps after the A-frame, no props on the A-frame, and more—each method helped only a small percentage of her students' dogs, and she saw inconsistent results with her own dogs as well. Rejecting the notion that dogs must have the "right" stride length or a certain body type to master a running A-frame, Rachel continued to search for a method not just for her own dogs, but one that a majority of her students could reliably train. She kept thinking that long ago trainers believed you couldn't teach dogs to weave on both sides, and we now know how untrue that is! We just need to get more creative in our approach to training contacts.
Rachel's A-frame "box" method promotes the stride lengths required for a dog to reach the contact zone and that are comfortable for the dog. Rachel uses the box with her own dogs and confidently encourages her students to train a running A-frame with their new agility dogs and to retrain competing dogs where appropriate. Now she shares the method with you.
Besides demos with Rachel's dogs, this DVD includes training case studies of a number of different dogs. It also includes a 13-page PDF file containing supplemental training notes.
SUCCESS FROM THE INSIDE BY KATHY KEATS R215.00
Kathy's personal experience and her study of peak performance has afforded her insights to success that few people can imitate. In Success from the Inside you will learn specific techniques, thought processes, and strategies to achieve your own peak performance, both in agility and your other endeavours. You will discover what is holding you back, improve the effectiveness of your training, increase your confidence, decrease the effect of pressure, and learn the perfect mindset to perform when it counts! No matter how you define success, Success from the Inside is designed to help you achieve those goals.
SUCCESS WITH ONE JUMP BY SUSAN GARRETT R595
It's finally here—a video that gives you all the tools to improve your skills as a handler, regardless of the size of your backyard! Success with One Jump is a 2 DVD set that gives clear instruction on more than 20 exercises that will help improve your dog's understanding of the key handling maneuvers in agility, from a simple front cross to a more complex pull-through to distance skills. This video is a must-have for the seasoned competitor and novice handler alike.
FROM THE GROUND UP BY KIM COLLINS R215.00
You might have a dog who you think will be a super-star on the agility course, but unless you work with him "from the ground up," you may end up being disappointed. Author Kim Collins takes the position that there is a lot of training and relationship building that needs to go on before you ever begin to train the specific skills needed for agility. So this is the perfect book for you if you have a puppy or a young dog and are planning a career in agility in the future as it provides a complete training plan for both his pre-agility work and when he is ready to head out on the course.
You will learn:
• The relevant basic training methods including luring, prompting, and shaping.
• The key concepts needed to provide reinforcements to your dog to get him to do what you want him to do.
• Pre-agility obedience behaviors that all agility dogs need to master before moving forward.
• All the skills your dog needs to master to succeed in agility including foundation work, flatwork, obstacle training, then testing and proofing.
2X2 WEAVE TRAINING DVD BY SUSAN GARRETT R1025.00
Excellence in Weave Pole Training: Phase 2: the long-awaited 2-DVD-disc set, Susan Garrett's 2x2 Weave Pole Training, 12 Poles in 12 Days.
Say good bye to taking months to teach a dog to weave and enter 12 poles in 12 Days. Yes you read that correctly, 12 poles in just 12 days. This video journal documents how Susan Garrett taught two dogs to weave from start to finish, all in a matter of few days, totaling less than 55 minutes of training time. Not quite believable is it? Especially if in the past you have struggled for months or even years with your own dog's weave pole performance.
Well believe it.
This 2-disc DVD set will allow you to witness not only how easily Susan trained her own young dog to weave from start to finish, but also how she worked through the 2x2 process with a "borrowed dog" with whom she had no previous experience. This unique instructional format allows the viewer to witness both the possibilities of amazing weave poles in a matter of days and how to work through the normal challenges anyone may encounter while training his or her own dog using the 2x2 method. Step-by-step instruction and methodically laid out demonstrations will show you not only what to do when things go wrong and but also how to push your dog when things go well.
You don't need a big fancy agility yard to train in either. You can carry your own poles around in your car and training anywhere. Heck, some of my students havCe even trained 2x2's in their living room! Just to be certain everyone will have success, the 2-disc dvd set also includes a 15-page workbook for you to print off, that is jammed-packed with helpful hints to guide you through the process while you train.
Don't wait until you get your "next dog" before you give 2x2's a try. Get your DVD set now and see for yourself how remarkably easy all of this is. Train the dog you have today and turn him into the dog everyone envies tomorrow. Not only will you be impressed with the results you get from re-training your current agility dog, you will quickly become a 2x2 pro yourself, making the process even easier you when you do get your next puppy.
And as if that isn't reason enough to order, wait to see what is in store for you on disc two of the 2-Disc set! Games, to help those dogs that carelessly drive 1-3 in the poles, others to help build speed and confidence, plus 39 unique challenges you can throw at your dog to really test his understanding of weave pole entry and exits. Your dog will thank you for making this commitment to his future agility success by ordering your copy of Susan Garrett's 2x2 Weave Pole Training DVD set today.
Regardless of whether you are a novice agility enthusiast just starting out in the sport, or a seasoned professional giving seminars yourself, this DVD set will change your approach to weave pole training forever!
AGILITY IS JUST ANOTHER GAME DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
Foundation Fun- Agility is Just Another Game! by Silvia Trkman
What is it about? The Foundations Fun! DVD was inspired by Silvia's foundation class students and covers all the topics discussed in class—everything from an introduction to agility elements to building amazing foundation skills. You'll learn about the foundations necessary for
Come to hand
Obstacle and handler focus
Extension and collection
The DVD includes tips on how to reward and how to put it all together into courses and take it to trials, while keeping everything fun, fun, fun
CIK AND CAP BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
Do you want to improve your course times by 2 or more seconds? Do you want to make handling and timing easier for you? Do you want to improve your dog's obstacle focus, distance skills, sends, and independent performance? Do you want to take lots of stress off your dog's joints? Do you want to make turns more fun for your dog? Then you need to teach Cik & Cap.
FUN, FAST AND FABULOUS WEAVES DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R540.00
What is it about? This DVD shows the easiest way to train weaves from zero to perfection, giving you total understanding of entries and independence and most efficient footwork, while making it all just another fun game. It also offers plenty of ideas for proofing for dogs who already know how to weave and improves their weaving style and speed at the same time.
READY STEADY GO DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
The DVD addresses conditioning, attitude, games to play, dealing with stress, and making agility training more about running. Speed is definitely one of Silvia's favorite topics and having dogs that are constantly setting the best times of all jump heights, including setting the best time in her division at the FCI Agility World Championships 20 different times (16 times with La, 4 times with Bu, and Lo once had 2nd best time after La ) probably means she has something important to tell!
Silvia recommends this DVD to handlers who feel their dog could still run even faster and also to handlers who deal with motivational or stress issues. You'll also learn a lot about Silvia's approach to agility and the philosophy behind the training that makes the dogs just as fast as they are, and a lot about the conditioning that keeps the dogs that fast for a long time. This DVD will also give you a good look into Silvia's everyday life with her dogs as well as her agility training sessions. So no, it's not just for dogs with speed issues! Silvia says, "For me, it's actually the most important pre-agility step and we follow the 33 tips all the time. And oh, it's mostly taken in beautiful Corsica mountains!"
RUNNING CONTACTS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
The Running Contacts That Make You Smile DVD is almost 3 hours long and features 30 different dogs of 16 different breeds on their journey to achieving fast and accurate running contacts. The DVD covers the entire training process, from getting full-out running on the ground and flat plank work to adding challenges, turns, and advanced exits. There is a troubleshooting section within each chapter, and Silvia addresses all of the problems that she has encountered in her running contacts classes. The DVD also discusses the A-frame and running dogwalk in trials.
Canine Freestyle, trick training and other dog sports
NOSEWORK SEARCH GAMES DVD BY ANNE LIL KVAN AND TURID RUGAAS R395.00
Nosework is the only activity that allows the dog to live instincts and use his natural abilities in such an enjoyable way for both himself and his human companion; this helps the dog to find balance and self-confidence and to develop a relationship of serene cooperation with his owner who will discover a new understanding of his dog and of it's singular capabilities.
This DVD is a companion to the book Canine Kingdom of Scent
Nosework is the only activity that allows the dog to live instincts and use his natural abilities in such an enjoyable way for both himself and his human companion; this helps the dog to find balance and self-confidence and to develop a relationship of serene cooperation with his owner who will discover a new understanding of his dog and of it's singular capabilities.
CANINE KINGDOM OF SCENT BY ANNE LIL KVAM R215.00
Your dog truly rules when it comes to scenting ability, but you hold the key to allow him to learn how to more fully explore his kingdom. And that key is your willingness to work with him in what dog trainers call nosework exercises and games. While your dog has a wonderful innate ability to scent, nosework will present fun and interesting challenges which will make your dog more physically and mentally fit as well as to help solidify your relationship with your dog. Anne Lill Kvam's The Canine Kingdom of Scent provides you all you need to know in terms of training techniques and tips so that you and your dog can both get all the benefits from doing nosework.
CANINE FREESTYLE COLLIDES WITH DISC DOGGING BY PAMELA JOHNSON R495.00
This DVD focuses on teaching innovative safe ways to combine canine freestyle tricks in a disc dogging routine. This is not just for disc doggers, but anyone interested in training eye catching tricks and putting behavior chains together. Pamela will show you how to train complex tricks by breaking them down in an easy step–by-step process to ensure success. Some tricks include: Acrobatic tricks - such as the chest rebound, cartwheel, flip-dog-catch; Crowd Pleasing tricks - such as wide circles, backing up at a distance; and Jumping tricks – including jumping over the legs, arms and back. The DVD will cover ways to make your routine more interesting and flowing with the use of choreography and transitions. Pamela explains how to train your dog to work for any reward, whether it be with food, toys, play or other learned behaviors, and the benefits of this training.
You will also learn how to fade the Frisbee, in other words, teach your dog to do behaviors without having to have a disc in your hand. The technical skills of throwing the disc are not covered in this DVD, but the importance of keeping your dog safe and injury free. This DVD also provides tips on building a routine, and music editing.
HEELING IS JUST ANOTHER TRICK DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
Heeling is not a boring exercise! Heeling can be lots of fun for both you and your dog if you see and teach it as a trick. This DVD will lead you through the whole training process, from an easy puppy trick to long and enthusiastic heeling with great focus and perfect position.
TRICKS FOR A GREAT BOND DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
This DVD explains the 10 positive side-effects of teaching tricks and gives a general explanation of how to shape whatever trick you want. It also includes step-by-step instructions on how to teach 10 tricks, from basic to advanced ones. Tricks for a Great Bond also covers troubleshooting common problems; for example, dog not offering anything, dog not motivated, dog too excited, dog getting stuck, etc.).
TRICKS FOR BALANCE, STRENGTH AND CO-ORDINATION DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
This DVD gives step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog the 15 tricks that Silvia uses the most to improve her dogs' balance, strength, and coordination. This training is a perfect way to keep your dog fit, injury-free, and fast and agile on the agility course.
TRICKS FOR BETTER THINKING SKILLS DVD BY SILVIA TRKMAN R665.00
This DVD gives step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog the 15 tricks that Silvia uses the most to improve her dogs' balance, strength, and coordination. This training is a perfect way to keep your dog fit, injury-free, and fast and agile on the agility course.
DOG SPORT SKILLS: DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT BY DENISE FENZI AND DEB JONES R395.00
This book is the first in a series of books designed for the dog sport enthusiast. This first book will focus on developing a competition foundation based in "Engagement and relationship"
It doesn't matter what genetic package or temperament your dog is born with; you can bring out the best in your dog! To train your dog, you must develop a relationship that encourages a willingand happy attitude with natural focus while eliminating undue stress in both training and competition.
If your goal is to create a world-class performance dog, then this book is for you – we can help you refine your engagement and relationship skills to a higher level.
If you are an instructor who is struggling with your novice students or less focused dogs, then this book is for you – you will find advice on how to work with a range of canine temperaments.
If you have a dog who works well at home but you can't seem to maintain that connection in public, then this book is for you – you will learn the basics of recognizing stress, paying attention to your dog, and alleviating or minimizing problems so that you can focus on work rather than worry.
Finally, if you simply want to take the dog you have, your personal pet, and enjoy your training at a more fulfilling level, then this book is for you – by understanding and applying excellent engagement and relationship building techniques, both you and your canine companion will find more enjoyment in the training process, even if you choose never to step foot inside a competition ring.
The chapters will cover relationship (what it is and how to get it), Stress (recognizing it and techniques for lessening it's impact), Developing focus, Explaining and evaluating positive methods for getting behaviors, and the use of trick training to develop a handler's training skills and a dog's mental and physical flexibility
PLAY WITH YOUR DOG BY PAT MILLER R195.00
Pat Miller explores the role and benefits of play between you and your dog - and between dogs. Play behaviors have important learning and health benefits that help dogs become well-adjusted members of both their canine and human families. Through play your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated. Play can be a great training tool, helping to build the relationship between you and your dog. And while play comes naturally to most dogs, there are many who need to be encouraged to discover their "inner puppy." Pat includes dozens of game ideas collected from trainers all over the country you can try out with your dog(s).
OFF LEASH RELIABILITY THROUGH RELATIONSHIP BUILDING GAMES BY PAMELA JOHNSON R495.00
This DVD gives step-by-step instruction on how to train a variety of fun games that will help build off-leash reliability. These games focus on teaching you how to get your dog's attention and to maintain it, build your dog's trust, come when called, and ultimately work with you off-leash. The games taught in this DVD are enjoyable creative ways to help you and your dog connect and bond. First, you will learn how to attain the behavior without distractions either on or off-leash. Second, you will learn how to increase criteria. Lastly, you will learn to proof behaviors by slowly adding distractions.
You will learn some exciting games in this DVD that you may never have used before. A few examples: the foot-touch recall, reward-with-a-trick recall, surprise-party recall, clip-on clip-off, environmental exploration of stationary and moving objects… and much more! You will learn how to train your dog to do amazing behaviors without force, without intimidation, and without nagging. The goal is for your dog to love working with you and enjoy learning. The exercises in this DVD are suitable for pet dog parents of all skill levels, and trainers that would like to add fun new games to their group classes.
PREPARING DOGS FOR COMPETITION BY PAMELA JOHNSON R495.00
This program will give you a step-by-step plan to prepare your dog for competition using systematic desensitization and a counter/classical conditioning approach. This DVD will teach you how to desensitize and change your dog's emotional response to things seen or heard at a competition, which will also help your dog learn to cope with things in our crazy human world. This DVD will show you how to prepare dogs for a successful career in dog sports. This is a lead-up training plan for competition and not a 'how to' training guide for behaviors dogs will need to know for their particular dog sport. Pamela uses the sport of Agility as an example of how to slowly add distractions in order for dogs to be successful both inside and outside of the ring. She will show you how to teach your dog to be comfortable, confident, build a positive association with distractions, and be able to focus on you instead of worrying or being stressed about things going on in the environment.
A dog sport environment is highly distracting and can cause fear, over-arousal, stress, and a breakdown of performance behaviors. This DVD trains you to be proactive, and focus on preventing problems from occurring in the first place.
THE REALLY ACTIVE DOG BOOK R250.00
Edited by Julia Barnes - Publisher - PBP
Illustrated with more than 260 full colour photographs, The Really Active Dog Book is the only guide you'll ever need to become and active competitor in the world of dog sports.
Find out all about Agility, Canicross, Dancing with Dogs, Flyball, Rally O, Working Trials and Competitive Obedience in this 144 page book.
It gives guidance on which sports will suit your dog and provides step-by-step instructions on how to train your dog and improve your game. There is also a special chapter written by a leading vet focusing on the health and fitness of the canine athlete.
NOTES FROM THE GROOMING TABLE BY MELISSA VERPLANK R750.00
A truly indispensable guide on grooming for both industry professionals and students. This book will provide you with the basic skills needed to groom any breed of dog. Written by an author who has a wealth of experience in the field, combined with exceptionally accurate and artistic illustrations, it is a true collaboration of talent knowledge and skill. With expert information and advice on canine anatomy, tools and equipment, pre work, nails and ears, bathing for each coat type, drying, clipping, brushing, scissoring, carding and hand stripping, feet and pads, structure of a mat, plus the correct grooming procedure and recommendations for each breed, it is one of the comprehensive books of its kind.
RAW DOG FOOD BY CARINA BETH MACDONALD R195.00
Raw feeding is the hottest topic in dog care today. You may have heard about the "BARF" diet - Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods. Learn why and how to feed your dog this new (but really OLD) diet. This book explains in simple, friendly and understandable terms the logic behind this approach. This fun and slightly irreverent book shows you how feeding your dog a raw diet can be effective, economical, and easy for you and healthy for your dog. Learn how to make it work for your dog and you!
VETERINARY ADVICE FOR DOG OWNERS BY DICK LANE R250.00
This essential handbook provides a comprehensive guide to canine health and illness. Broken down into three easy to read sections, it covers everything from preventative health care, to how the body is affected by diseases and disorders and looks at veterinary treatments. It also looks at complementary health therapies and how these can be used alongside more traditional methods to aid recovery and promote well-being. Written by a highly experienced canine veterinary specialist, this book provides you with the knowledge to recognise the signs of illness and disease in your dog, know when to call the vet and be confident in administering treatment.
DOGLOPAEDIA BY JM EVANS AND KAY YOUNG R215.00
A wealth of invaluable guidance from a team of experts on every aspect of dog health and care. Divided into five easy to read sections covering dog management, dog behaviour and training, your dog in health and illness, taking care of your dog and signs and symptoms of illness, this guide offers all you need to know for the more experienced and first timer. With a special focus on health and illness, readers will learn how to recognise a problem and how to deal with it. Concise and well written it is one of the best references on dog care in print today.
BOOK OF THE BITCH BY JM EVANS AND KAY WHITE R215.00
This is the first book to be devoted entirely to the female of the canine species. It offers a complete and comprehensive guide to both the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner, with information on how bitches think, function and learn, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing and advice on how to recognise the signs of sickness and those diseases to which bitches are prone and what action to take. Set out in an easy to follow format, the 12 chapters are divided into four sections on;
· Care of your bitch
· Breeding from your bitch
· Anatomy, physiology and medical problems
· Useful information and data.
Structure and Movement
DOGSTEPS BY RACHEL PAGE ELLIOT R485.00
This classic on the evaluation of movement and gait will help you to a better understanding of dog gait through cineradiography - "moving x-rays." Continuing research has produced this third edition of a best seller, containing the most up-to-date scientific information. It is especially aimed at the layperson, with clear, simple wording and easy-to-understand drawings. Study of this material will aid in recognizing what is good and what is faulty action and the application of what is learned should produce rewarding results for the conscientious dog breeder.
DOGSTEPS DVD BY RACHEL PAGE ELLIOT R485.00
The most complete information on canine gait and movement available in video format. Includes anatomical diagrams and film clips of still and moving x-rays which provide a look at bone and joint motion inside the dog. Illustrations throughout the DVD emphasize the importance of sound structure and show how serious deviations may affect efficiency and endurance. Highly recommended for every serious dog fancier and every breeder to help produce structurally sound pups.
DOGGONE RAPID REWARDS BAIT BAG R350.00
Great training bag for the professional or avid dog enthusiast! Roomy main compartment; magnetic closure with optional cord pull; inside pocket with velcro closure for high value treats; waste bag dispenser; two side pockets for clickers, whistles, small leads, etc.; zippered back compartment for cell phones, credit cards, keys, etc.; belt clip and belt loops for multiple ways to wear; D-ring attachment; roomy front pocket with velcro closure.
Doggone Good has been known for their bait bags since they first opened their doors. The Rapid Rewards Training Pouch is their newest training bag. This is a top-flight piece of gear, with a roomy main compartment and loads of features that make the Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch useful for training, hiking, outings, or anything that comes up while enjoying life with dogs.
The Rapid Rewards Training Pouch is made from durable 600 denier polyester (backpack) material. A magnetic opening and gusseted main pocket make it easy to get in and out of the bag quickly and quietly. You can use your arm to close the bag, leaving your hand free for rewarding your dog. Other features include:
* Magnetic closure with pull cord for quick open/close operation
* Roomy main compartment that's ergonomically shaped and has a grey interior lining for better visibility
* Inside jackpot pocket with Velcro closure for storing high-value treats or separating any item within the main pocket
* Two side pockets that will fit clickers, small leads, and more; one of the pockets also has a waste-bag dispenser feature
* Roomy front pocket with Velcro closure
* Zippered rear compartment that's roomy enough for cell phones, keys, credit cards and more
* Custom-made molded belt clip as well as belt loops so you can choose multiple ways to wear your pouch
* D-ring attachments for attaching gear with carabiners or snaps
The Rapid Rewards Training Pouch is a mini-pack with loads of versatility that will give you years of service. Size is 5.75"L x 6.75"H x 2.75"D.
DOGGONE GOOD THROW BAG TRAINING TOY- R260.00
The Throw Bag Training Toy is a great tool for training games. Sized like the Doggone Good Jr. Bait Bag, the belt clip attaches to the bag with Velcro so you can release the bag for retrieve games, go-out training, release-and-reward games, and more. The soft side of the Velcro is on the bag, making it is nice for the dog, while the other side of the Velcro is on the belt hook. This bag holds up to an amazing amount of enthusiastic dog mouthing.
The Throw Bag Training Toy is made of 600D nylon packcloth (backpack material) with a grey ripstop nylon liner. It is machine washable (air dry). Size is 3" diameter x 4" high.
Note: Food-stuff able toys are intended to be interactive toys that are always used in supervised play and training. Because your dog will desperately want to eat what's inside, these toys should never be left unattended with the dog.
Motivational Dog Toys
BUNGEE FLEECE TUGGY LEADS- R285
The Bungee Fleece Tuggy Lead is a super lead when walking an over excited dog. It will take some of the strain whilst giving you an ideal way of rewarding those spur of the moment good behaviours while your dog is on lead.
The Bungee Fleece Tuggy Lead has soft nylon webbing that runs all the way through the lead which helps to strengthen it and also provides a nice, comfortable handle.
From handle to clip this lead measures 108cm(42")
BUNGEE HANDLED FLEECE TUG- R215.00
The bungee handled fleece tug comprises of a short bungee handle and a braided fleece tug giving you that little bit more relief when playing with strong tugging dogs. The bungee handle ensures the handler has a comfortable grip, helping to reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.
It measures at approximately 74cm (29") long.
CHASER TUG RABBIT- R215.00
The Chaser Tug has been designed with one purpose in mind...........CHASE!! Ideal when introducing tug games to puppies. No more bending down to play because of its extra long handle which also allows you to fling it around wildly as your pup tries to catch up with it. When they do catch up they are greeted with a prize worth having, the bite area is made from real fur making it very hard to resist.
This toy isn't just for puppies though, try it out on your terriers or other small breeds and let the chase begin!!
This toy is approximately 120cm(47") long with a 30cm(12") bite area.
The Chaser Tug has been designed with one purpose in mind...........CHASE!!
Ideal when introducing tug games to puppies. No more bending down to play because of its extra long handle which also allows you to fling it around wildly as your pup tries to catch up with it. When they do catch up they are greeted with a prize worth having, the bite area is made from real fur making it very hard to resist.
This toy isn't just for puppies though, try it out on your terriers or other small breeds and let the chase begin!!
This toy is approximately 120cm(47") long with a 30cm(12") bite area.
FAUX FUR BUNGEE TUG- R245.00
Our Bungee Faux Fur tugs were designed with fun and comfort in mind. There is a stuffed bite area covered with faux fur of your choice, which is fully backed with canvas to ensure durability. The bungee handle ensures the handler has a comfortable grip, helping to reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.
FLEECE TUGGY LEAD- R245.00
Our fleece tuggy leads are an ideal way of rewarding those spur of the moment good behaviours while our dogs are on lead or as a handy toy that doubles up as a lead. The Fleece Tuggy Lead has soft nylon webbing that runs all the way through the lead which helps to strengthen it and also provides a nice, comfortable handle.
FOOD BAG WITH BALL- R250.00
The most popular of our food bag family, We have attached a small rubber ball to the end making it extremely easy to throw. These Food Bag toys are perfect for dogs that are driven by food more than toys. You get the best of both worlds, a toy that can be easily thrown for your dog to chase after and a more enthusiastic dog who knows that food is on its way.
This toy is available in either fleece or fur which you can select below and in an assortment of colours. Please choose from the options available.
From top to bottom this toy measures approximately 40cm (16inches) and is fully lined with water resistant material. The bag has a Velcro opening which keeps the food secure inside. The bag measures 16cm (6.5")x8.5cm (3.3")
POCKET BUNGEE- SHEEPSKIN BALL TUG- R280.00
Designed to fit into the palm of your hand when folded, this very popular toy is great when you need to train without having a toy too obvious. This pocket bungee also has a small ball on the end making it easy to throw when you need to. As with our entire bungee tugs range this toy can help reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.
From top to bottom this toy measures 30cm (12")
RABBIT SKIN BUNGEE- R280.00
The Rabbit Skin Bungee tugs are great alternative to our Sheepskin Bungee tugs and also great for dogs that lack natural toy drive. The rabbit skin fur is short and naturally soft and easy to bite on. The bungee handle ensures the handler has a comfortable grip, helping to reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.
SHEEPSKIN BUNGEE TUG- R280.00
The Sheep Skin Bungee Tug is a great toy for all dogs, made from British sheep skin your dog will find it hard to say no to a good game of tug. The bungee handle ensures the handler has a comfortable grip, helping to reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.
SHEEPSKIN BUNGEE TUG WITH BALL- 315.00
A great addition to our Real Fur Bungee range, similar to the sheep skin bungee tug but with the added option of having either a tennis or a rubber ball on the end making it easy to throw.
As with our entire bungee tugs range this toy can help reduce any jarring of the handler's shoulder or the dog's neck whilst playing tug.