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Book Title: Focus and Engage! (Dog Sports Skills, #4)|
The author of the book: Denise Fenzi
ISBN 13: 9780988781870
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 373 KB
Date of issue: August 9th 2016
Read full description of the books:Are you struggling to keep and maintain your dog's attention during training or competition? Are you sure that your dog knows all of the work, if only he would focus and stay engaged? In the highly anticipated fourth (and final!) book in the "Dog Sports Skills" series, authors Denise Fenzi and Deb Jones turn their attention to the topics of Focus and Engagement. This book is a fantastic addition which is sure to broaden your understanding of a crucial element of training performance dogs. In the first several chapters, Fenzi and Jones take a hard look at the factors that create Focus challenges in our performance dogs, and then systematically offer solutions for addressing them. The next several chapters provide detailed, step by step instructions for teaching your dog to focus, covering a focus "foundation", adding behaviors, duration and movement, and finally distractions and other challenges are addressed. The topic of focus is then wrapped up with a series of Focus games which are designed to be light, entertaining for all parties, all while assisting in the more serious business of getting your dog focused! The second part of the book focuses on understanding and developing trained Engagement; the process of teaching one's dog to push for a chance to work, and to value that training time above all else! Engagement training is broken down into specific steps, and is laid out in a logical and methodical fashion over several chapters. Handling disengagement is addressed, as is the process of moving away from classic food and toy reinforcers and into the competition arena, where strong Engagement is vital to success! Between focus and Engagement training, struggling competitors are likely to find the missing piece between training at home with cookies and trialing in the challenging competition setting.
Read information about the authorDenise Fenzi has competed in a wide range of dog sports – titling dogs in obedience (AKC and UKC), tracking (AKC and schutzhund), schutzhund (USA), mondioring (MRSA), herding (AKC), conformation(AKC) and agility (AKC). She is best known for her flashy and precise obedience work – demonstrated by two AKC OTCH dogs and perfect scores in both schutzhund and Mondio ringsport obedience.
While a successful competitor, Denise's real passion lies in training dogs; solving the problems that her own dogs and her student’s dogs present. She is a recognized expert in developing drive, motivation and focus in competition dogs, and is known internationally as an engaging speaker and an expert in no force training for sport dogs. She has consistently demonstrated the ability to train and compete with dogs using motivational methods in sports where compulsion is the norm.
In addition to training and speaking, Denise is a prolific writer. You can find her at www.denisefenzi.com where she maintains an active blog on all things related to dog training. She is also an active writer on facebook; add her as a friend or follow her there to learn more about her range of interests in addition to dog training. Finally, she recently wrote her first book with co-author, Deb Jones. That book, Dog Sports Skills Book 1: Developing Engagement and Relationship, was awarded the Dog Writers of Amercica "Book of the Year" for Behavior and Training, 2013. The second book in that series is currently being prepared for publication.
Denise thoughtfully and persistently works to break down the barriers that prevent people from obtaining a truly interactive and mutually enjoyable sport relationship with their dogs. Fenzi Academy is the culmination of her efforts; a forward step in providing progressive information to any trainer who wishes to learn.
To learn more about Denise's on-line dog training school, visit www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com
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