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Advanced Schutzhund (Hardcover)
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Ivan's training comes from the heart, for the dog. He has certainly enhanced my view of training and has taught me many valuable, yet simple techniques to achieve the most from my dogs and myself. --Mary A. Allen, World Championship Competitor, USA Apprentice Judge, USA New England Regional Director ""Ivan Balabanov is among the few top trainers in the country who truly understands dog behavior and drives. He is highly respected by the best Schutzhund competitors, trainers and coaches in the country."" --Glenn Stephenson, United Schutzhund Clubs of America Judge, International competitor Training methods for the top competitor. Advanced Schutzhund takes a problem-solving approach to Level III work that will help competitors bring their dogs to the highest level. Tracking, obedience and protection are dealt with individually, analyzing specific problems that crop up in each skill and offering step-by-step solutions. The approach uses operant conditioning techniques that steer clear of compulsion methods and build a dog's confidence, courage and problem-solving ability. You'll also find tips on how to compete at the National and World levels, including traveling with your dog.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction.
About the Author
Ivan Balabanov is a three-time member of the USA World Schutzhund Team, and has bred, trained and coached many dogs to National and World Championships at the Schutzhund III level. Karen Duet is a co-founder of Kingsden's Kennels and K-9 Companions-K-9 Security and Detection International LLC. She and her husband are trained security agents, and train home and business protection dogs. Karen competes in Schutzhund and Ring Sport.