Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog and Pet Fun > Agility and Dog Sports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,465
Question Is this book worth buying? Agility Right from the Start.

What the title says...

It's quite expensive here, but looks good.. I am a total novice at agility, so want something nice and basic.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1...F8&me=&seller=
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-21-2012, 10:08 AM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is offline
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,546
Default

Not sure about that book, but Frodo and I are working on foundations stuff at home and by far my favorite aid has been the AgilityNerd site.

He has tons of cool little games and ideas to use when getting started. I love that there are videos of everything because I'm very much a visual learner.

Is this for the puppy? If so, I've heard really good things about Leslie McDevitt's new puppy book. It's focused on raising a performance puppy (I think, lol), and would be a good start
__________________

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
1.5 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi


*All Siri's rally/obedience titles are to be considered handled by Megan,
because ain't nobody (read: me) got time or skills fo' dat.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-21-2012, 10:29 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,465
Default

I'll look on there! Yes for puppy... I really want to join a good all round club, but the closest is about an hour away (I have emailed them for some info). I thought I can at least get some reading in while I wait and look.

The closest agility club is an hour from me.. there's gundog stuff closer, but I have no interest in that at all. It's nice living here, but you'd think it was outer mongolia sometimes, not the UK.
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2012, 10:44 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,465
Default

Ok, I bought both
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2012, 10:50 AM
Brattina88 Brattina88 is offline
treehugging clicker freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: OH
Posts: 12,751
Default

Let us know if you like them! I love to read stuff like this. Man Chaz is giving me puppy fever so bad
__________________

Maddie CGC .:. Cocker Spaniel .:. 12 y/o
Bailey CGC .:. Shetland Sheepdog .:. 5 y/o
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2012, 11:26 AM
adojrts's Avatar
adojrts adojrts is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,089
Default

Dizzy, both a smart purchases, you should be fine
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-27-2012, 08:05 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,465
Default

So far loving the agility book! Written in easy to read, simple language. Beginning of the book is right back to basics, but gets you thinking (if you're self taught like I am anyway!). Lovely philosophy and well argued.

Started on the other book too last night, and so far so good.
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-29-2012, 11:32 AM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,465
Default

Loving both these books (yes I am reading them at the same time... sorta). The Leslie McDevitt one gives you a really different way of harnessing the environent as a training tool And I am really pleased to say that there are some techniques I have already used on Bodhi without even realising it!!! I can't wait to get started on teh puppeh (who still remains nameless!!!).
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2012, 02:20 PM
FidoFitness FidoFitness is offline
FidoFitness
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York State
Posts: 10
Default

There's a great video rental company that has a complete line of video titles you can rent on agility training. I really like it because I find videos much more helpful than books (agility is a moving sport and there's nothing better than actually seeing the moves demonstrated). Since video purchases can get expensive, this is a great way to cut the expense. It works like netflix:
http://www.bowwowflix.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2012, 02:21 PM
FidoFitness FidoFitness is offline
FidoFitness
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New York State
Posts: 10
Default

Are newbie posts censored? I keep posting but only see half of my posts?

Wanted to recommend to the agility people here a video library (I have nothing to do with this company!)

bowwowflix.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site