To anyone who has never taken part in a working trial, it must appear chaotic--- people gathering at unearthly hours in outlandish places, driving aroung looking for judges in distant fields, or looking for sets of jumps on the horizon. However, for those who enjoy days out in the country, working closely with their dogs in almost real working conditions, it could be close to bliss. In this book, Wendy Beasley describes the joys and frustrations of working trials, telling the beginner how to get started and what it takes to progress through the stakes. She explains how to register and where you can find out about training clubs and related activities in your area. Unlike the conformation show ring, working trials are open to non-pedigree dogs.