Awesome Obedience can be thought of as an obedience cookbook. While one could read it cover to cover, it is really meant to be read in discrete bits, as you work your way through skill building. A true novice with a green dog could follow the book sequentially and be assured of success.
We are lucky to be living in what is fast becoming the golden age of dog research. For years, scientists treated dogs as animals unworthy of serious study due to the particular complications inherent in studying a domestic species, especially one so intricately intertwined with humans.
As a collection of essays, this slim volume has the feel of a series of casual conversations with an experienced obedience competitor and instructor. Instead of discussing how to train particular exercises, Yunck shares her approach to training and trialing in stand-alone essays that run the gamut from weaning off food to dumbbell fit.
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