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Successful dog training is really about you! In order to be able to train your dog in the best possible way you need to:

Dog Field Sports: How to Hunt Without Killing Anything

Among the American Kennel Club (AKC) breed groups, the Sporting Group is by far the most popular, and these dogs are bred to hunt. But don't be discouraged if you have one of these great sporting dogs but you're not a hunter. You can choose from a variety of field sports, including both organized and individual activities that will put your dog's talents to good use.

Do You Know a Ball-Crazy Dog? Try Flyball!

Controlled chaos! Drag racing for dogs! These are some of the phrases used to describe flyball—a relay race for dogs and their humans.

Flyball began in the 1980s as an offshoot of scent hurdling (a sport that was itself started in the 1960s). In scent hurdling, a team of four dogs and handlers races against other teams. The object is to see which team can be the first to send all their dogs over four jumps to retrieve scented dumbbells and return with the correct dumbbell.

Podcast: Excerpt from Agility Right From the Start by Emelie Johnson Vegh

Swedish authorities Eva Bertilsson and Emelie Johnson Vegh have been teaching and competing in the exciting sport of canine agility since the early 90’s, using reinforcement technology to develop their teaching methods and reach new levels of teamwork. In this audio selection from their new book Agility Right from the Start, Emelie Johnson Vegh talks about how you can use the basic principles of classical and operant conditioning to teach your dog to do anything! To learn more about the powerful modern training system that has made them leading agility teachers in Norway and Sweden, order your copy of Agility Right from the Start today!

Excerpts from Agility Right from the Start

In their highly anticipated new book, Agility Right from the Start, Eva Bertilsson and Emelie Johnson Vegh present a comprehensive guide to agility, based entirely on the powerful modern training system that made them leading agility teachers throughout Norway and Sweden.

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