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Based on the innovative and positive training methods of Ali and Joe Canova, two of America’s top agility competitors, Agility Training for You and Your Dog is the #1 guide to get you started in this exciting sport. 

Using easy step-by-step footing diagrams, course illustrations, and helpful full-color photographs, the Canovas’ unique methodology develops and strengthens the connection between canine and human, guaranteeing smooth communication for confident, safe, and speedy performances every time.

Training techniques for basic handling skills, jumping, tunnels, contacts, and more are all demonstrated here. Whether you want to compete as an agility team or simply have fun in your backyard, this is the only reference you’ll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.

About the Authors

Joe Canova is owner and co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and is a national-level competitor who has had multiple dogs in the national finals of both the AKC and USDAA championships. Canova is also a chiropractic physician and has done animal chiropractic work. He lives in New Jersey.

 Ali Canova is co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and trains a wide variety of breeds including English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies. Ali and her dogs have dominated their height division at both AKC and USDAA events, with multiple wins at the qualifying events for the USDAA National Championships and the AKC World Team Try-Outs. She lives in New Jersey.

Diane Goodspeed is an author, competitive agility handler, and instructor and has competed since 1992 in obedience, herding, and agility. She lives in New Jersey.




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