CANINE LINK OF THE
The Link of the Week aims to help you improve your dog's skills, behavior and activities,
with occasional special features on other topics of interest for working dog owners. No
matter your breed, sports or training interest, the link should be worthwhile.
Assessing True Potential a Key
MAXIMIZING POTENTIAL IN WORKING & ATHLETIC DOGS
passion with your dogs is agility or sled dog racing or obedience, you likely are
interested in achieving the best performance with your dogs -- making the most of their
potential. This issue's featured link is an essay on maximizing your dog's performance.
The article explores assessing athletic potential, setting performance goals and much
Find the newest featured link on the right side of the WorkingDogWeb home page.-----
* * RECOMMENDED DOG TRAINING BOOK! * *
PEAK PERFORMANCE: Coaching the Canine Athlete
By M. Christine Zink, DVM
Christine Zink knows canine performance from the practical and
scientific standpoints. She has worked with dogs from the Sporting,
Working, and Hound groups, and has achieved success with them in obedience, agility,
hunting and conformation. She has achieved more than 50 titles with her dogs in these
sports. In her professional life, she is a veterinary pathologist and also an
associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. When she talks care of
canine athletes, she knows her stuff.
Book chapters include dog structure and
performance, selecting a dog for performance activities, conditioning a performance dog,
and problems that affect performance from stress to lameness.
To examine and order this
books, just click through the links
on the WorkingDogWeb home page or the links at left if you
are reading this on the Web.
* * WONDERFUL DOG BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING! * *
Big-Enough Anna: Little Sled Dog that Braved the Arctic
By Pam Flowers & Ann Dixon
Several summers ago, I had a chance to meet Pam Flowers and her
huskies during a trip to Alaska. Since then, WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her
trip across the Arctic [Alone Across the Arctic] and now are delighted to
feature Big-Enough Anna, her children's story about Anna, the gutsy husky
puppy. Perfect for any child who likes animals and adventure, and for parents who love
reading to their youngsters.
Working Dogs: True Stories
of Dogs and Their Handlers
By Kristin Mehus-Roe
Finally, we are pleased to feature a wonderful book that explores the whole
range of dog work, from assistance dogs to ranch dogs to therapy dogs to sled dogs to
police, military and SAR dogs. Working Dogs: True Stories Working Dogs:
True Stories can be enjoyed any dog lover who admires capable dogs, as
well as by those seeking specific information about each canine career.
To examine and order these
books, just click through the links on the WorkingDogWeb home page or the links at left if
you are reading this on the Web.
SEE ALL BEST-SELLERS:
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BEST-SELLING BOOKS A GREAT OPTION!
Now is a perfect time to order a top dog book
to give you new ideas on training your dog,
helping your dog reach peak performance
in competition or learning more about what
makes dogs tick! Free shipping
is still available
on orders over $25, so browse bestsellers now.
Great New Free Stuff!
DOG BISCUIT SAMPLES, SCOOBY SCREENSAVE, MORE
New at Best Dog Free Stuff are free samples of dog biscuits
from Grandma Bowser, a Scooby-Doo screensaver to download,
new ecards with funny photos, and kids' coloring pages with dogs
and other animals. Remember, no matter your breed, except the
very rare ones, you'll find free e-greeting cards to suit your needs
on our big Best Dog Free Stuff page.
For all Best Dog Free Stuff:
Try FREE eGreetings:
Remember to send a note to a friend today one with appealing dog graphics.
DogShops & DogProducts Pages
CONVENIENT ONLINE SHOPPING
FOR YOUR DOG'S SUPPLIES, TOYS
Our handy DogShops page makes it easy to
find what you need - when you need it. Dog food,
treats, health care products, supplies, training
equipment -- or your breed on cups and shirts!
Here's a great selection of
dog products including a
special dog doorbell that you can order conveniently
online from Amazon.com through links at WorkingDogWeb -
supporting our many free services. Thanks!
New honorees for 2004!
COOL CANINE SITE WINNERS:
in the Informative and Cool category is a great site by a teenager about Junior
Showmanship, filled with helpful tips. And in the Imaginative and Cool category is a fun
site about Brussels Sprout the Brussels Griffon [yup, I'm not kidding!]. Cute name, cute
site. [Note: There are now four pages for Cool Canine Sites, our newest winners and our
long-time winners. Explore all four!]
see the winners, visit here:
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and more. Quick & easy!
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