Canine Agility and the Meaning of Excellence

Formulating an Ethical Approach

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About the Book

This book is a philosophical inquiry about the meaning of excellence in canine agility. No matter how accomplished we are as trainers, students, or competitors, we are all either striving for excellence, realizing excellence, or falling short of it, sometimes by a lot. This study employs a unique methodology to explore the foundational issue of excellence in agility as well as in other canine sports. Using interviews with ordinary practitioners of agility, judges, and competitors, as well as memoirs, autobiographies, and fictional stories, the author formulates and argues for the ethical concept of excellence.

About the Author(s)

Beth A. Dixon is a professor emeritus of philosophy at S.U.N.Y. College at Plattsburgh, in Plattsburgh, New York. Since 1989 she has taught philosophy courses in the areas of logic, moral responsibility, philosophy of children, theoretical ethics, ethics and animals, and food justice.

Bibliographic Details

Beth A. Dixon. Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9409-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5392-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World