With this book you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure. You get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring and compare your opinion with the author’s.
All-breed AKC judge Anne Rogers Clark has a background and a depth of experience in dogs which is unparalleled. In this book Mrs. Clark shares her personal experiences, advice, and stories from a lifetime in dogs.
From Pat Hastings and other experts, learn about the impact of puppy-rearing practices and socialization on a puppy's ability to develop happily and confidently. A must for breeders and those interested in early puppy development.
Slow motion study of canine bone and joint movement, as seen through moving x-rays, offers a close look at skeletal action inside the dog. Dogs were individually filmed and fluoroscoped while moving on a speed-controlled treadmill in a laboratory. This video supplements Dogsteps DVD with additional material; it was filmed during the same time period, but has recently been re-mastered.
Learn the techniques of a recognized expert in the field so that you can bring the well-known benefits of massage to your own dog or become a canine massage specialist. Well illustrated with over 100 illustrations and 100 photos, detailed examinations of muscular stress points, diagnoses and treatments. Excellent source of information on dog anatomy as well. DVD is now available also!
This do-it-yourself book is presented in a step-by-step format to give you the tools you need to massage your dog. And, you don't have to understand canine anatomy to be successful. The techniques are presented in plain English with easy-to-read directions and over 125 color photos to guide you. The information is broken into sections, so if you don't have time to give your dog a full body massage, you can spend 5 or 10 minutes working on specific areas.
Using a horse training device of low, evenly spaced obstacles (sometimes now referred to as stride regulators in dog jargon), Kay Laurence and her trainers show how to teach your dog self-control at speed.
Using cavaletti is a wonderful way to build physical strength and skill in the performance dog—or to keep any big dog exercised, even indoors in the winter.
Canine anatomy for owners, breeders, exhibitors, and judges! Emphasis on those points of anatomy that can be seen or felt from the surface through the skin; relates internal anatomy to the surface. 38 pages of illustrations, over 150 individual drawings.
Becoming a dog breeder is a significant undertaking. And there is so much more you need to know to be a successful breeder beyond just knowing how to whelp and raise puppies. Dog Breeders Professional Secrets goes well beyond other books to tell you what it takes to be a successful and ethical dog breeder. Sylvia Smart shares her real-life experiences (both good and bad) and explores dozens of issues that a prospective breeder must consider to build a high quality dog breeding business.
Back in stock! This classic on the evaluation of movement and gait will help you to a better understanding of dog gait through cineradiography - "moving x-rays." Up-to-date scientific information in an easy-to-understand format!
The most complete information on canine gait and movement available in video format. Includes anatomical diagrams and film clips of still and moving x-rays which provide a look at bone and joint motion inside the dog. Illustrations throughout the DVD emphasize the importance of sound structure and show how serious deviations may affect efficiency and endurance.
Back in print! Is it heredity or environment that shapes the dog? The 1963 landmark work that established the science of puppy temperament testing and critical periods of socialization and development.
If puppies are on the way, you want those newborns to have the best possible chance of survival and good health by being prepared. You can’t count on a vet being available, so breeders need to learn these skills. Learn how to administer simple but effective measures to help puppies in distress. Described in friendly, non-technical terms from a long-time breeder. BONUS! Comes with a 32 minute DVD to better illustrate the techniques recommended.
The Hastings approach to evaluating the structural quality of puppies. Learn from the pros how to choose the right puppy for your breeding program and the show ring, obedience, agility, field trials, or the "couch potato" lifestyle! Includes remastered original video content, plus 50 minutes of new footage!
Written in 1950, this was the first book to thoroughly analyze, illustrate and explain the under-the-skin workings of the dog. It is the foundation for all gait and locomotion books which have been written since.
The book you've been waiting for, in its newly revised edition! From the whelping box to the group ring, at home and on the road, everyone who is involved in the sport of dogs can learn something from this book. From the producer of the best-selling "Puppy Puzzle" video and popular seminar speaker.