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select obedience and agility venues that allow me to train in the ring – ASCA for agility and USDAA CynoSport for rally/obedience. CynoSport even allows handlers to have food in the ring. What a great tool to have on you for your young, green dog. He will quickly learn that reinforcement is available – even in this very strange place. In my opinion, all success is built upon the obedience foundation you provide for your dog. Without this understanding handlers have nowhere to go when the dog misbehaves. People smack, yell and blame the dog for misbehavior instead of asking for another behavior. If you have no obedience foundation and repertoire you have no place to go. Equestrian sports are the foundation of The dog must be accurate in its many of our dog sports. Horse trainers here response to the handler’s cues and around the world have moved from force training to horse whispering and obedience/dressage Barb Levenson BS has been competing in dog foundation both in English and Western classes. I besports since 1981 and teaching obedience and agility lieve they have it right. Watch a three-day event online. privately since 1985. She has titles in Obedience, You will be amazed that so much can be accomplished Agility and Herding and heads the Barb Levenson on the back of a horse. And the beauty is that we do not Dog Training Centers in Pittsburgh, PA. Barb’s first have to know how to ride to train our dogs. We just have book Flatwork for Agility was released in early 2007. to know how to train. n

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BARKS from the Guild/July 2014

Profile for The Pet Professional Guild

BARKS from the Guild Summer 2014  

Your BARKS summer edition. The quarterly publication from The Pet Professional Guild

BARKS from the Guild Summer 2014  

Your BARKS summer edition. The quarterly publication from The Pet Professional Guild