Get your dog off the leash and in on the game. Organized games are a wonderful way to bond with your pet while giving him the mental stimulation and physical exercise he needs. Kristin Mehus-Roe has games for all types of dog personalities and abilities, complete with rules, equipment lists, safety reminders, and much more. Teach your energetic pooch how to play flyball anGet your dog off the leash and in on the game. Organized games are a wonderful way to bond with your pet while giving him the mental stimulation and physical exercise he needs. Kristin Mehus-Roe has games for all types of dog personalities and abilities, complete with rules, equipment lists, safety reminders, and much more. Teach your energetic pooch how to play flyball and your water-loving retriever to enjoy an afternoon of dock jumping. You and your dog have never had so much fun!...
|Title||:||Canine SportsGames: Great Ways to Get Your Dog Fit and Have Fun Together!|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Canine SportsGames: Great Ways to Get Your Dog Fit and Have Fun Together! Reviews
Depending on what you're looking for, this may be very enlightening or very disappointing. If you're wondering what dog sports are, this is sort of an introductory guide. If you're looking for requirements for certain sports, this is semi-useful. But if you're looking to train, this won't really give you any help whatsoever. Having worked with several dogs, I can say that the methods described are not entirely accurate, and the recommended training method is one that I have never seen successfully employed. You don't teach a dog to fetch a ball the same way you teach them to sit, down and come (Of course, I'm one of those oddballs who doesn't agree with treat based training, which means the described method would work even less well, since the motivation is the food. And then, after telling us treats, treats, treats, it comes out that several sports do not allow treats at all, some don't even permit touching of the dog for praising, which means a dog motivated solely by food or petting won't get very far, whereas one motivated by the desire to please will do quite well for himself as a rule). And there's almost nothing at all in here about training for any of the sports, mostly just equipment needed (with limited or even inaccurate illustrations), and repeated safety cautions and endless chirping about making sure your dog is healthy beforehand, and having fun and not getting overexerted. It needs to be said, but a thousand times using the exact same wording is a little much.But there are people who've always wanted to do something with their dog, but they haven't the foggiest idea where to begin. At most, they've heard of agility but I've talked with people who don't even know what that is, or think it's only hurdle jumping like show jumping horses. As an introduction to what activities like Flyball and Disc Dog actually are, this isn't too bad.For me, it was mostly a waste of time, but I bought it used for a dollar, so I've no right to complain.However, I would have appreciated actual photographs or at least reasonably accurate illustrations. There were certain times when I felt like the artist hadn't actually read the text. Which meant that many of the cutesy illustrations didn't really add anything to your understanding of the text.I'd have also liked photos or illustrations of all equipment for all the sports, not just some of them.I'm not exactly disappointed, being as this book was what I expected, but I'm not really impressed either. This could have been much better, more informative and more interesting.
I usually do not even bother to give 1 star reviews because I usually do not even waste my time finishing the book. I thought this book was going to be a guide to help train your dog to participate in these sports. It was not. I was taken in by the flashy cover. Save your money and do some internet searches.
Lots of good ideas to keep George active and burn off his excess energy.