A Complete Guide for Border Collie Handlers and Enthusiasts
Author: Nij Vyas
This comprehensive book describes innovative ways of training sheepdogs and addresses a number of subjects that have not been adequately covered in previous publications; such as working with sensitive dogs and dogs lacking in confidence, the 'square movement', and the 'concept of opposites'. Written by an acknowledged expert, Sheep Dog Training and Trials discusses in a variety of settings new concepts such as the author's theory of 'passive resistance' and the 'pressure on-off technique'. In addition, the author considers ways of optimizing a dog's health, energy, fitness and peak performance. This fascinating book presents contributions from four world-renowned handlers, including the twice world champion, Aled Owen, which examine the factors that have influenced them and made them successful.
Whether you want a dog, want to farm, want to compete, or just want to know, Sheepdog Training is an enlightening read from Glyn Jones, a third-generation expert sheepdog handler. Speaking from experience, the story of his life serves as an integral component of his advice on training, handling, trailing, breeding, competing, and more. Learn a compassionate, dog-centered approach to raising and training herding dogs, all while gaining an appreciation for the life and work of a sheepdog.
Some of the best working border collie trainers in North America and the United Kingdom share their methods of introducing young border collies for trialing or for work on the farm or ranch. (Animals/Pets)
McCaig draws on twenty-five years of experience raising sheepdogs to vividly describe his-- and his dogs June and Luke's-- unlikely progress toward and participation in the World Sheepdog Trials in Wales. Along the way, he relays sage advice, straightforward dog-training tips, and anecdotes of the life experiences that set him on the long road to the Welsh trial fields.
In it Vicki Hearne asserts that animals that interact with humans are more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of “the good,” a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Hearne’s thorough studies led her to adopt a new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research, but—as her examples show—is astonishingly effective. Hearne’s theories will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal-lover stop, think, and question.
Accompanied by explanatory text, color photographs and illustrations 'Talking Sheepdogs' guides the reader from beginner stage to effective working sheepdog right through to supreme championship level using 'the Scrimgeour method of sheepdog training. With plenty of 'sheepdog dog' and ancedotes to make this book an enjoyable as well as information book Derek takes the reader through the special relationship, starting a pup, basic commands and driving, the good and bad moves, introducing the stop, good foundations and starting trialling making this the key reference for anyone wanting to training their sheepdog for farm work.
Great changes in the livestock industry have been brought about by the introduction of different international standards for meat suppliers. This work presents the research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, and a contribution on animal welfare in developing countries.