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Adele's Books and DVD

Any book or DVD orders placed between August 4, 2016 and August 20, 2016 will be shipped as soon after August 20 as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Adele Yunck, along with Judy Byron, has self-published and self-produced two books and a DVD on competition obedience. They are available for sale through this website, as well as on Amazon (shipped by Adele), and through DogWise and J & J Dog Supplies.

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Competition Obedience: A Balancing Act

Competition Obedience: A Balancing Act

Price: $35 + shipping & handling.
We ship Balancing Act via USPS Priority Mail.

In 1998, Judy Byron and Adele Yunck released this nearly 400 page book on training dogs for competition obedience using conditioned reinforcers, food, and fair corrections. It covers all aspects of training for competition obedience, from picking a puppy, training him in the foundation exercises, and proceeding from Novice through Utility training. While Adele and Judy trained in many similar ways, they also describe many of the ways their training toolbox differed. Judy and Adele wrote the book to help trainers who live in remote places without access to good training classes. The book has helped numerous trainers achieve advanced titles with their dogs. The book is liberally illustrated with photos, drawings, and diagrams, and has a very thorough index, helping you to find what you need to work on quickly.

The book:

  • Discusses a balanced approach to training, using both positive and negative reinforcement, with a focus on the use of conditioned reinforcers.
  • Contains more than 200 illustrations and photos that highlight the text.
  • Includes a detailed, 14-page index.
  • Provides many ideas for proofing for the ring.

Describes how to:

  • Choose the right puppy for obedience.
  • Teach a solid foundation for all of the AKC Novice, Open and Utility exercises.
  • Wean off food for the ring.
  • Know when you are ready to show.

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The Art of Proofing: Preparing Your Dog For the Obedience Ring

Price: $20.00 + shipping & handling.
We ship the Art of Proofing via USPS First Class Mail.

The Art of Proofing: Preparing Your Dog For Obedience Trials

"Proofing is a test. When you proof an exercise with your dog, you are testing his understanding of that exercise under increasingly difficult levels of distractions. Through proofing, you want to increase your dog’s ability to ignore distractions and stay focused on you or the current exercise. When he does get distracted, you want him to get back on task promptly. If you do it properly, proofing builds confidence rather than eroding it." - pg. 3, The Art of Proofing"

In 2008, Adele Yunck self-published this handy little spiral-bound book. It is chock full of ideas for proofing your dog in preparation for obedience and rally trial competition. It gives ideas for proofing in a group setting like a training class, with one helper, and when you are by yourself. The book is liberally illustrated with photos, drawings, and diagrams, and has a thorough index, helping you to find what you need to work on quickly.

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Totally Fetching: Teaching and Proofing a Reliable Retrieve (DVD)

Price: $50.00 + shipping & handling.
We ship the Totally Fetching DVD via USPS First Class Mail.

 Teaching and Proofing a Reliable Retrieve

In 1995, Adele Yunck and Judy Byron released a 60-minute VHS tape called Positively Fetching: Teaching the Obedience Retrieves Using Food. The video showed how to teach a dog to retrieve a dumbbell and the other items needed for the competition obedience ring, starting with picking appropriate equipment, and taking trainers through each step of the process required to teach a dog to retrieve. Many competitors have mastered this sometimes-difficult concept and gone on to earn advanced titles with their dog, with help from the original tape.

In early 2010, Adele released an updated version on DVD, keeping the best of the original footage, replacing some parts, and adding about 10 minutes of new material. This new material includes a technique for improving the Hold and demonstrations of proofing steps.

Included in the purchase is a small booklet containing the narration of the video for quick reference when out training.

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USA: $4.50
Canada: $7.75
Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand $12.00
Shipping and Handling
USA: $4.50
Canada: $8.50
Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand $13.50
Shipping and Handling
USA: $6.00
Canada: $19.50
Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand $24.00