Agility Training for You and Your Dog

From Backyard Fun To High-Performance Training


Book Description

Based on the positive training methods of Ali Canova and Joe Canova, two of the top agility competitors in America, this book will get you and your dog started in agility training. This author makes it easy with her step-by-step approach, footing diagrams and course illustrations, and beautiful full-color ­photographs. The unique method from proven champions strengthens the connection between any dog and his owner, and success is guaranteed for any breed, from miniature poodle to border collie. Every step has a specific drill that improves fitness and shapes behavior. Whether you want to compete on an agility team or simply have fun in your back yard, this is the only guide you'll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.

About Canova, Ali

Joe Canova is owner and co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and is a national-level competitor who has had multiple dogs in the national finals of both the AKC and USDAA championships. Canova is also a chiropractic physician and has done animal chiropractic work. He lives in New Jersey.

Ali Canova is co-director of Mountain Freaks Agility and trains a wide variety of breeds including English Springer Spaniels, Papillons, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies. Ali and her dogs have dominated their height division at both AKC and USDAA events, with multiple wins at the qualifying events for the USDAA National Championships and the AKC World Team Try-Outs. She lives in New Jersey.

Diane Goodspeed is an author, competitive agility handler, and instructor and has competed since 1992 in obedience, herding, and agility. She lives in New Jersey.

Bruce Curtis is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic. He lives in New York.