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01-24-2014 10:00 PM
pressured41 http://www.thedogathlete.com/collect...d-relationship

Another book I would consider


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01-22-2014 08:17 PM
pressured41 The yahoo group is outstanding. I get the e-mails from the group. Really a great dynamic Sue has set up!


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01-22-2014 06:01 PM
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I just ordered the EPub, should have my hard copy of training levels this week. This book is amazing and so simple to follow you can be a novice and performance will follow you if you simple do as Sue suggests!!! AWESOME
I really do love the way her books are set up. It's a step by step guide that even a totally new dog owner can use - and it's not preachy about why she uses positive reinforcement more than the rest, it explains it in easy to understand language.

I have used steps from her books with some of the supposedly hard breeds to train, with very soft nervy dogs, with semi aggressive dogs - all with pretty good results. I also started working with a couple of my cats, and had one trained for recall and sit quite well.

I think it helps that I've also read a LOT of other books, and continue to read more, because you can't really learn too much. Often folks who use Sue's books supplement them with other books for specific sports and so on. And I love that you can join the levels training group on Yahoo and Sue often helps to answer questions or give advice there, plus with so many users, if you're stuck on something, they can give you ideas to help.
01-22-2014 05:23 PM
pressured41 I just ordered the EPub, should have my hard copy of training levels this week. This book is amazing and so simple to follow you can be a novice and performance will follow you if you simple do as Sue suggests!!! AWESOME


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01-16-2014 05:38 PM
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If somebody is looking for a good basic beginner set of training books without a specific sport/activity in mine, I'd highly HIGHLY recommend Sue Ailsby's Training Levels books. Almost all of the other books mentioned have also been good to great, but I'm very impressed with how well Sue has put together her books and made them very easy to follow even for a novice dog owner. In fact, when I was leaving our house when it caught on fire last year, I grabbed my copies (it's a set of two) on the way out the door! Now those books, my laptop, my Kindle Fire, and my cell phone (which doesn't have service) are the ONLY THINGS I haven't lost from my previous life.
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Just ordered my training levels books. I will most likely order EPub also.
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01-05-2014 10:54 PM
middleofnowhere Sheila Booth's book isn't specific to Schutzhund - Companion to competition in the title is meant to convey that it is for dogs that are intended for companions to dogs that are intended for competition.
01-05-2014 10:06 PM
OriginalWacky If somebody is looking for a good basic beginner set of training books without a specific sport/activity in mine, I'd highly HIGHLY recommend Sue Ailsby's Training Levels books. Almost all of the other books mentioned have also been good to great, but I'm very impressed with how well Sue has put together her books and made them very easy to follow even for a novice dog owner. In fact, when I was leaving our house when it caught on fire last year, I grabbed my copies (it's a set of two) on the way out the door! Now those books, my laptop, my Kindle Fire, and my cell phone (which doesn't have service) are the ONLY THINGS I haven't lost from my previous life.
01-04-2014 09:31 PM
pressured41
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Sheila Booth's: Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition

Can't say anything more. Need to go back and read it again myself.
This is one book I have only heard great things about, but sadly lost out to the below books due to money and I was more interested in building focus before learning sport specific books. I do however will get it in due time.

If you want to build a library checkout the books sold at www.leerburg.com there isn't a crappy book on their website!


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01-04-2014 09:21 PM
pressured41 Training the behaviour by: Gary Patterson

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Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program
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The Focused Puppy
A training System for raising a Great Campanion & Performance Dog

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01-04-2014 12:09 PM
middleofnowhere Sheila Booth's: Purely Positive Training: Companion to Competition

Can't say anything more. Need to go back and read it again myself.
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