The Intermediate's Guide to Dog Agility is designed for the agility competitor who has mastered beginner-level agility skills and is ready for her next challenge in this exciting sport. This eagerly anticipated sequel builds on the skills learned from the best-selling and award-winning The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility (the most respected dog agility book on the market) and features:
- step-by-step instructions for a variety of intermediate skills to help you succeed on the competitive agility circuit
- more than 200 full-color photographs and maps clearly illustrate specific skills like front and rear crosses, lateral distance, serpentines, shoulder pulls, and speed changes.
- positive, reward-based training techniques explain in detail how to handle longer sequences, nerves in the agility ring, memorization of courses, and the use of signals and body language for effective communication with your dog.
- practical, hands-on advice caters to both the serious and more casual agility competitor.
About the Author
Laurie Leach is an agility competitor on the local and national level and teaches agility from beginning to advanced levels. Known for keeping instruction both simple and fun, Laurie has built a devoted following of students and readers. Laurie's first book, The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility, laid the groundwork for many students' agility careers. She has also competed in obedience trials and raced sled dogs. Laurie lives in Windsor, California.