Synopses & Reviews
Do you want your dog to be more active, and to run, jump, hike, and play alongside you when you exercise? Getting active begins way before you start training your dog on equipment or on agility courses. You must ramp up your daily activity, interactions, and overall health of the dog and the trainer—you!
From their experiences as puppies to what they eat at every stage of their lives to what they do when they're not in "training" mode, your dog’s lifestyle matters. Your canine companion’s performance depends a lot on how they view you as their leader; how much impulse control they have, how much focus, and how they channel their energy to the job at hand.
See Spot Run teaches you the basics of canine/owner fitness, including nutrition, getting to know fitness equipment, building a weekly program...and how to stick with the program, and more. Then, the book dives into the instructions for more than 100 sports, games, and activities, teaching you the rules and skills, how to set a training schedule, how to dive in and get your paws wet, and beyond.
About the Author
Kirsten Cole-MacMurray is the founder of Toprock Training Center, and she has participated in all aspects of dog sports, including agility, herding, obedience, and tracking for the past 16 years. She is a registered breeder of performance Australian Shepherds, and has successfully competed in all venues in ASCA as well as AKC. Please visit her website for her full story: www.toprockaustralianshepherds.com. Stephanie Nishimoto has been involved in competitive dog agility and obedience for more than 10 years. She has titled dogs in both events with the American Kennel Club and Australian Shepherd Club of America. She is a colleague of Kirsten Cole's at Toprock Training Center.Stephanie Nishimoto has been involved in competitive dog agility and obedience for more than 10 years. She has titled dogs in both events with the American Kennel Club and Australian Shepherd Club of America. She is a colleague of Kirsten Cole's at Toprock Training Center.