HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Component Training for Tdx by Ed Presnall
Loading...

Component Training for Tdx

by Ed Presnall

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
312,001,085 (3)None
Recently added byKylaS

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

If I had to read the word "component" one more time, I might have gagged. Of course many of us were training skill sets before Ed P. decided to coin the phrase "Component Training".
I disagreed with several points in this book - just like any two dog trainers will disagree on any training plan. He suggests running most tracks "blind" in order to learn to read the dog. My experience is different from Ed's - I am able to work a known track and allow the dog to make little mistakes which I can learn to read. His premise is that working known tracks you never learn to read your dog. I say just the opposite - you learn to read the dog's indications sooner because you know exactly when they've stepped out of the footprints. I do believe people should have experience running blind tracks before testing, but know that other trainers disagree with both of us.
Also, the premise that using food on the track will cause the dog to seek out every piece of garbage, etc. There are countless successful tracking trainers who successfully use food on track in their training program. Yes, you do have to wean off food, but motivation of the dog is the most important and if the TRACK can reward the dog - so much the better. I do agree that building drive for articles is a good thing.
Readers looking for a training plan will not find one in this book - as Ed himself states. And that is probably a good thing. TDX training requires thought, and a trainer who is willing to see the elements that need to be taught, and be willing to break things down into skill levels.
My hope is that readers will realize that although he coined a phrase, Ed is not the inventor of this type of training.
Off to work road crossings with my TDX hopeful...

( )
  KylaS | Feb 18, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 126,515,155 books! | Top bar: Always visible