Reviews - What do customers think about Right on Target: Taking Dog Training to a New Level?
Dogs love this stuff! Nov 5, 2007
Great training ideas, Mandy's book is recommended reading for my classes. Not only do the dogs love this, the people love "playing" with their dogs.
Check this book out if you really want to train a happy, reliable, thinking dog!
Not for experienced trainers Jul 3, 2006
I made the mistake of thinking this book would contain some advanced training techniques. Boy was I wrong... I was very disappointed. It would be a good book for beginners just getting into training more than basic obedience. But for experienced dog trainers, its a snooze, and some of the techniques I actually disagree with. Not to mention the fact that their whole system depends upon a dog who is highly food motivated. Consider carefully before purchasing.
An easy-to-follow and "user-friendly" format accessible and applicable by even the most novice dog owner May 3, 2006
Right On Target!: Taking Dog Training To A New Level is knowledgeably co-authored by dog experts Mandy Book and Cheryl Smith. This informed and informative introduction to properly and effectively training a dog methodically takes the reader through the intricate process of training a dog for a more sports oriented form of activity. Drawing from their many years of experience with dogs, Mandy Book and Cheryl Smith deftly explore the mapping of a proper training routine with an easy-to-follow and "user-friendly" format accessible and applicable by even the most novice dog owner. Right On Target! is very strongly recommended to all readers wishing for a more effective and thorough training manual for guidance of bringing their canine companion through all of the proper training procedures required for a great show and a lot of recreational activities.
Step-By-Step Instructions! May 3, 2006
I love training books, but I love them more if they tell me step-by-step how to train a behavior! Even better, how to then expand on a basic behavior to make it more complex.
There's instructions on teaching behaviors that will help in canine sports - agility, flyball (paw touch on a contact similar to agility for learning a box turn) and freestyle.
There's also fun stuff like teaching your dog to skateboard, hug, crawl, bow, kiss, etc. I'm also curious to try out the loose leash walking by targeting the leash - not for competition behavior, but nice for companion walking.
We had an awesome visit at CSDogBookReview (YahooGroups) in April 2006 with Mandy and Cheryl - check out our archives!