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POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS by Vicki Ronchette

A reasonably slim volume, Ronchette runs a training business and shows her own dogs. She is an advocate for 'positive training' and uses a clicker - so if you need to see how these ideas and tools can work for the show dog, this is the title for you. 2009-01-21 more ...


A DOG WHO'S ALWAYS WELCOME by Lorie Long

It is my pleasure to be able to share a wonderful new book with you: A Dog Who's Always Welcome by Lorie Long. "Assistance and therapy dog trainers teach you how to socialize and train your companion dog". Did you ever wonder how those assistance dogs could ignore another dog, yet play with dogs when not working? 2008-10-19 more ...


ALL ABOUT DOG SHOWS by Sam Kohl

This is an excellent introduction to the showing and even the obedience dog world in the USA, as the subtitle says, 'A Spectator's Guide to the Understanding and Enjoyment of Dog Shows!' Published 2003 2008-01-24 more ...


SHOWING YOUR DOG by Juliette Cunliffe

This is a beautifully produced book, designed to introduce the newcomer to the delights, challenges and rewards of exhibiting dogs, primarily in conformation (show) classes. 2007-10-12 more ...


THE WELL CONNECTED DOG A GUIDE TO ACUPRESSURE by Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis

Flipping through this book it belies the depth of information and resources tuck away neatly in 160 pages. Once you get into reading it, there are tons and tons of information, which is as well for someone who has never done anything with acupressure other than learn how to spell the word! 2007-10-01 more ...


JUNIOR HANDLING by Felix Cosme

'To be a successful handler you need to have endless patience and understading, as well as a natural affinity with animals" Liz Cartledge in the Foreword. 2007-01-05 more ...


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HANDLERS OF THE FUTURE by Corinne O'Connell and Edward Rogers

Congratulations to Corinne O'Connell and Edward Rogers on producing a DVD covering the basics of Junior Handlers! Filmed at the old dog section of the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds the film covers a class of Junior Handlers being judged by local identity Glenyse Acreman who gives a running commentarty as she puts the children through their paces. The bulk of the video is made up of interviews with current successful handlers and some parents, as well as a substantial interview with Ms Acreman. The production isn't flash but it is very viewable and very nicely indexed into chapters for easy reference. 2006-12-12 more ...


THE WINNING EDGE by George G Alston

Subtitled, Show Ring Secrets, this is a book I have now read four times - the first read I was overwhelmed with the information, the second and third times I read it as prepping and psyching for big events, and now this fourth time I realize just how many of our top exhibitors in Australia have read it. 2006-11-11 more ...


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PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THE SHOW DOG by Jeff and Betty Brucker

'When working with any dog, regardless of age, there are several important factors n training him, First, you must always be consistent. Being consistent in your expectations of the dog in general, in your training sessions, in praising him and even in correction you will have to give from time to time. Secondly, the length of time you spend working with your dog training him for the show ring should be realistic. Ten or fifteen minutes at one session is the maximum time to work with a dog. If you or your dog become frustrated during a training session, stop immediately, and resume later.' is one piece of hundreds of sound advice in this book. 2006-11-01 more ...


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ROSETTES TO RUIN by Patrick Burns

This is a really fascinating article, from a working terrier man, on how breeds have been dramatically altered in as little as 50 years. As breeders, we must remember it is our responsibility to leave the breed in a better and healthier state then when we start to meddle with it. All judges and anoyne even dreaming of recommending changes to a breed standard should swallow their egos and pride and read and take on board some of these words. = 2006-10-01 more ...


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ANGULATION

Are you only looking for angulation at the hock? 2005-07-01 more ...


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FACE JUDGING IN AUSTRALIA

Over the years there has been a constant muttering of concern about "face judging"; gosh I've been the recipient of it favourably and unfavourably if the breed standard is to be believed! It does occur. Why? 1996-08-01 more ...