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The Agility Advantage

Updated on March 17, 2013

My review of The Agility Advantage by Chris Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D.

If you need to keep your agility dog in shape, this is the book for you!

Each short chapter of the book stands alone and provides a wealth of information on topics ranging from how dogs are built, how dogs move, how to feed and exercise, help them move faster and healthier, stretching and strengthening exercises and much more.

I don't know what I would do without this book. It's helped me through rehab of an iliopsoas muscle pull, and got me back in to shape for my favorite sport.

I continue to use each and every bit of information, every day, to keep me running healthy and happy!

If you need answers to the following questions...this book is for you!

  • Need to design a conditioning program for your agility athlete?
  • Trying to figure out which of your dog's legs is lame?
  • Wondering how much longer to trial your senior dog?
  • Seeking guidance in selecting your next agility prospect?
  • Not sure when it's best to spay or neuter your dog?
  • Worried about bringing back an injured dog too soon?

Read the reviews and get the book!

About the book:

The Agility Advantage is written with the busy agility aficionado in mind-you! Each short chapter stands alone and is intended to be one sound bite on one topic, designed for easy digestion. You can read about a single topic before bed, while you are waiting for the oil to be changed in your minivan, or in the vet's office before your appointment.

The chapters have been grouped into subjects that take your canine agility partner through a lifetime with you. The subjects range from how dogs are built, to how dogs move, to how to feed and exercise them so they move faster and more accurately, to a few of the things that can put the brakes on agility for a while, to sharing those later years when dogs don't move as fast as they used to.

The reviews:

"Whether you are raising and training a dog with competition in mind or bringing a dog back to competition after an injury or surgery, you will want to keep The Agility Advantage at the ready." -Julie Daniels, Top agility competitor and trainer of trainers

"Chris Zink offers all dog sports enthusiasts authoritative, unequivocal answers to their questions in an engaging style. I've yet to find a book with deeper understanding of the structural variations in dogs and how they affect performance." -Rachel Page Elliott, Author, Dog Steps: A New Look

"What every agility competitor needs: A user-friendly guide to the agility athlete from one of canine sports medicine's best and brightest." -John Sherman D.V.M., Rehabilitation veterinarian for canine athletes

Get the book - The Agility Advantage

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And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!

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Chris Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a consultant on canine sports medicine, evaluating canine structure and locomotion, and designing individualized retraining and conditioning programs for canine athletes.

If you are looking for upcoming seminars, articles, books, or other information about Ms. Zink, visit her website.

Other books by Chris Zink!

  • Jumping A to Z

    The ability to jump is essential for many dog sports. With performance standards always rising, many competitors want to know more about the mechanics of canine jumping, about how structure affects a dog's ability to jump, and about why some dogs develop jumping problems. Jumping from A to Z covers those questions and more.

  • Peak Performance

    Peak Performance is about preparing and conditioning dogs for agility, herding, sledding, hunting, frisbee, or any other athletic endeavor, whether your goal is for top-level competition or casual recreation. This is the first book written on the subject for the lay reader.

  • Dog Health & Nutrition for Dummies

    The most informative guide to canine health and nutrition - to lengthen and enhance the lives of dogs.

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      9 years ago

      Yeah -- I was thinking agility advantage for old age -- and glad I made my way here -- I like the templates for books, but they are mighty persnickety!


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