Kate and Gin

Kate and Gin

by KateNicholas (Author)


Simon Cowell: 'All my life I've searched for another Lassie and now I've found him!' What's that, Lassie? Worried about losing your title as the world's cleverest canine? Well, you should be because Kate Nicholas and her super-talented moon-walking dog Gin are the greatest team on British TV! There's no doubt Gin is a very smart Border Collie and this unique dog really is a girl's best friend. From cute puppy to star performer, this is the amazing story of an inspiring partnership that spans over six years. Together with handler Kate, 16, Gin wowed the nation with a series of breathtaking freestyle dance routines on ITV's primetime show Britain's Got Talent. In this practical guide Kate and Gin share their dog-training secrets that will help young handlers learn with their pet. Kate and Gin's experiences of competing at Crufts mean this easy-to-follow step-by-step handbook is jam-packed full of advice about how to get the most from your dog and have fun at the same time. Discover how Kate teaches Gin through a combination of rewards, timing, repetition and signals and exciting games.Through mind-boggling photographs of her and Gin in action, as well as cool instructional photos showing how you too can achieve their moves, Kate explains how training and dancing with your dog is a great way to exercise your pet and build up a great friendship. Eventually, you'll not only have a very happy companion but also a dog you are proud to take absolutely anywhere -- even on stage!


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publisher: Collins
Published: 06 Oct 2008

ISBN 10: 0007297998
ISBN 13: 9780007297993

Author Bio
Kate lives at home with her animal-loving family and their 10 dogs. Kate's grandma used to train and show Golden Retrievers, her Mum is a part time dog handler, her dad trains gun dogs and her sister is training to be a vet. Kate got Gin when she was 10 years old and has trained her from a pup and has dedicated her life to competing in dog obedience shows. Kate's dream is to become a top judge at Crufts. Kate entered Britain's Got Talent to show off Gin's canine freestyle.