Is this book worth buying? Agility Right from the Start.

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  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    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 :)
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    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.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Ok, I bought both :p
     
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    Let us know if you like them! I love to read stuff like this. Man Chaz is giving me puppy fever so bad :eek:
     
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    Dizzy, both a smart purchases, you should be fine :)
     
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    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.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Loving both these books :D (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 :D 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!!!).
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    Probably just a clich in the system, bowwowflix is awesome isn't?
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I'm in the UK, so probably can't rent from there!

    Still reading the books, had a bit of a break. Great books, will be interesting to see what I retain and am able to use!!! I tend to learn by doing...
     

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