Building A Bridge – from Training to Testing
Author: Marsha Smith & Shalini Bosbyshell
Release date: 2005
You’ll learn how to work with your dog in the Three Modes of Training in order to build a bridge between your practise sessions and the show ring.
The Bridging Process consists of the motivational Wow mode, the Confidence Building mode and the Testing mode. Three distinctive ways of practising with your dog that will lead you both to a better understanding of your training and of each other.
The 10 Stages of Attention Training are a set of exercises that guide you step by step in teaching your dog to focus his attention on you. Along the way, you and your dog will deepen your awareness of each other and strengthen your partnership.
You probably use food in your training, but are you aware that how and when you use that food will change what it means to your dog? You’ll learn what these subtle but significant differences communicate to your dog when you read about the Uses for Food in Training.