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Susan Salo Jumping Grid Workbook
Susan Salo Jumping Grid Workbook

Author: Susan Salo
Format: Paperback, 8.5" x 11", Full color
Length: 152 pages
Release Date: 2014

The jumping book that trainers have been asking for!

The Jumping Grid Workbook is a comprehensive reference for 20 of Susan Salo's jumping grids. The information for each grid includes an overview that explains why the grid is important and how it should be performed, how to set up the grid, jump spacing and height, use of the target, dog and handler starting positions, a detailed progression of the training stages for doing each grid with illustrations, problem solving ideas, suggestions on how much to practice the grid, proofing techniques, how to add handler motion, how to add handling (if appropriate for that grid), and grid variations (if any) that you can do.

The workbook also includes six lesson plans to guide you with creating your own jumping program for a new dog, a dog having jumping problems, a dog that needs tuning up before a big competition, or a dog that just needs regular maintenance work.

Since introducing her jumping program and making the DVDs, Susan has found that some dogs and handlers struggle to make the transition from foundation and advanced gridwork to adding motion and handling to their gridwork. With the addition of specific information on these subjects to each grid explanation, the Jumping Grid Workbook is designed to help people who are already familiar with the jumping program make this transition more easily.

While there is introductory information on the "anatomy" of a jump, the book does not go into the same depth on Susan's jumping theory as the DVDs. Ideally the workbook is used as a supplement to Susan's DVDs, but it can also be used on its own without the DVDs.

About Grid Work

Drills of some sort are a constant part of any athletic endeavor to maintain the reliability and precision of the skill sets required by the sport. In agility, jumping skills are no different than contact skills and weave pole entry skills—we must set aside time for the dogs to practice the skills separately from course and sequence work.

The grids in this workbook are intended to give you a means of isolating the various aspects of jumping mechanics and allow time for your dog to practice jumping skills in a quiet, encouraging environment. Practicing gridwork gives your dog an opportunity to focus on his jumping skills so he can develop understanding and confidence, and ultimately speed. It also aids in the development and maintenance of the muscles and core strength necessary for successful jumping.

All of the lines and patterns that are offered in this workbook will ultimately present themselves on agility courses in the form of straight lines, bending lines, and slices. As you teach your dog always to be looking ahead of where he is, he will begin to recognize these patterns no matter how they may be presented in the agility ring, and he will be able to confidently accomplish them with ease of motion. Patience and training time spent on gridwork will pay off in huge dividends later.

About the Author
Susan Salo has over 35 years of experience in the world of show jumping as both a competitor and a professional trainer. She has ridden for many years with some of the nation's most noted horsemen including Gene Lewis, George Morris, and the late Jimmy Williams. Susan brings her extensive experience of combining speed with jumping to the sport of dog agility. She offers a unique perspective and knowledge of the mechanical aspects of jumping which, when properly applied, can create muscle memory and balance for the canine athlete. Not to be confused with handling seminars, her lessons and workshops focus entirely on the dog—building better jumping skills and instilling more confidence and speed. Training with Susan is an opportunity to develop your "eye" and witness dogs learning about balance, striding, and scope until jumping becomes effortless for them.



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Alphabet Drills Book with CD
Alphabet Drills Book with CD

The jumping drills in this book are based on patterns from letters of the alphabet. Their purpose is to help you become more imaginative when setting up practice drills for yourself, or for your students, and to familiarize you with common obstacle patterns seen on agility courses. Each letter focuses on specific handling skills or dog skills, and uses a minimal amount of space and number of jumps. The drills are designed so that they are useful for all levels of agility handlers.

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Alphabet Drills Book
Alphabet Drills Book

The jumping drills in this book are based on patterns from letters of the alphabet. Their purpose is to help you become more imaginative when setting up practice drills for yourself, or for your students, and to familiarize you with common obstacle patterns seen on agility courses. Each letter focuses on specific handling skills or dog skills, and uses a minimal amount of space and number of jumps. The drills are designed so that they are useful for all levels of agility handlers.

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The Focused Puppy
The Focused Puppy

This book integrates the authors’ FOCUS (Fun, Obedience, Consistency, Unbelievable Success) Training System techniques with the developmental stages and specific needs of pups and young dogs. The goal is to help you prepare your puppy to become an excellent companion as well as a potential performance dog.

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Handling Crosses and Turns - Clean Run Special Issue
Handling Crosses and Turns - Clean Run Special Issue

This special collector's issue of the magazine is all about handling crosses and turns. Linda Mecklenburg explains her system for giving the dog early notice of direction changes, Susan Garrett details the correct footwork and technique for doing a front cross, and much more!

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Flatwork Foundation for Agility
Flatwork Foundation for Agility

Flatwork—Foundation for Agility isn't about the obstacles; it's about what happens between the obstacles. It's also about developing a communication system with your dog as you teach him each agility handling maneuver without the distraction of obstacles.



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Intermediate Agility Workbook
Intermediate Agility Workbook

Written and published by Clean Run Productions

The second book in our highly-acclaimed Agility training series contains progressive exercises and instructional information for an eight-week class designed for dogs and handlers that have completed a beginning Agility class. 122 pages.


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Advanced Agility Workbook
Advanced Agility Workbook

Written and published by Clean Run Productions

The third book in our highly-acclaimed Agility training series contains progressive exercises and instructional information for an eight-week class designed for dogs and handlers who are preparing for competition. 136 pages.


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Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies
Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies

Clicker Basics for Dogs & Puppies
Written by Carolyn Barney
Published by Clean Run Productions LLC
Paperback, 104 pages, © 2007
 
It's a lot to manage—the clicker, the treats, the toy, the leash, never mind the dog. Sometimes it's hard to remember what your instructor said about reinforcing recalls, what to do if your dog gets up during a sit-stay, or what to practice over the coming week. This book is written just for you, supplementing what you learn in class with a quick overview of the theory behind clicker training and a series of homework progressions for basic behaviors.

 



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Click for Joy
Click for Joy

Questions & Answers from Clicker Trainers and Their Dogs
Written by Melissa C. Alexander
Published by Sunshine Books

Clicker training has opened an exciting new world for the Agility trainer and for everyone who loves and works with dogs. Click for Joy is packed with information for experienced Clicker trainers as well as newcomers.


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Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook - Volume 1
Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook - Volume 1

Intermediate & Advanced Jumping, Weaving, and Contact Exercises
Compiled by Pamela Green
Published by Clean Run
Soft cover wire-o, 96 pages, © 2003

The book is organised into three sections -- jumping, weaveing, and contacts -- each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels. All 231 exercises included in this book will fit within a 60' x 80' training area.



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Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook - Volume 2
Clean Run Exercise Sourcebook - Volume 2

If you've worn out your Clean Exercise Sourcebook 1, this is the book you've been waiting for. As in the previous edition, exercises have been organized into three sections -- jumping, weaving, and contacts -- each with sequences at both intermediate and advanced levels. And, we've increased the number of exercises! All 482 exercises included in this book will fit within a 60' x 80' (18m x 24m) training area.

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Agility Tricks
Agility Tricks

In Agility Tricks (64 pages) the author provides several different methods for teaching each trick so that you can choose the method that best suits how your dog learns and what motivates him.


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