Book by Willard Bailey This is a story about how Willard Bailey and his dog Honeybear stumbled into the high-intensity world of AKC dog obedience competition as the most clueless of new competitors. They share their story of a life-defining adventure in pursuit of the "Holy Grail" of dog sports, the OTCH. Their odyssey is an emotional roller coaster -a succession of cliffhangers resulting from injuries, training crises, performance curve balls and the mine field called the competition ring. Along the way there are underlying conflicts: about training philosophies and methods, with fringe members of the obedience community, as well as internal conflicts. This book is not a training how-to guide, it's a powerful, well written, story of Willard's experiences as he trained and competed with his dog. A must read for dog sports enthusiasts! 350 pages, Softcover 8 1/4" x 5 1/4"