Dogsteps by Rachel Elliott -Gait Training Sled Race Dog

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 20, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Dogsteps by Rachel Elliott -Gait Training Sled Race Dog

is your chance to own a SIGNED copy of this very sought-after book - currently out of print!

Profusely illustrated! It is a large pictorial hardcover, hand-signed by the author on the title page, published in 1975 by Howell Book House. Privately owned copy with no markings whatsoever - looks unread inside and out - pages are crisp, clean, bright and tight - just the very slightest of a bit of scuffing to a small area on the cover edge hardly worth mentioning. This would make an excellent gift or addition to your own collection!

This book was designed for dog show judges, breeders, and dog race/sled dog owners who wish to improve and understand each dog gait -- its pages are FULL of highly specific illustrations which help the owner/judge watch the posture and balance of their subjects-

Contents include:

1) Common Terms and Comparative Skeletons, Terms must be understood to be meaningful.

2) The Natural Gaits, Gait Patterns Defined

3) Good Performance is the Test of Good Structure, Why Dogs Need Sound Structure; How Function Can Influence Form.

4) Angulation and Balance- Foundation of Structure and Movement, The Importance of Angulation; The Value of Balance; How Angulation Affects Muscle Structure; Hints on Determining Shoulder Layback.

5) Heads and Tails- and Other Views, Semantics and Optical Illusion cause Confusion in Understanding Dog Gait; The Normal Stance; Normal and Faulty Action; Why Dogs Pace; Detrimental Effects of the Tight Lead; How Do We Look To Others?


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