Sheepdog Training and Trials

A Complete Guide for Border Collie Handlers and Enthusiasts

Author: Nij Vyas

Publisher: Crowood


Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 667

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.

South African Sheepdogs

Training and Trials

Author: Con Kingwill



Category: Sheep dogs

Page: 117

View: 823

Summary: Includes information on the training of sheepdogs and on the history of the breed in South Africa.

Way of Life, A: Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling

Author: Barbara C. Collins

Publisher: Old Pond Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 283

View: 106

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.

Top Trainers Talk about Starting a Sheepdog

Author: Sally Molloy

Publisher: Outrun Press


Category: Pets

Page: 297

View: 875

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)

Ranch and Farm Dogs

Herders and Guards

Author: Elizabeth Ring



Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 892

Highlights Border collies, Welsh corgis, and Great Pyrenees sheepdogs and describes their characteristics, training, and typical days at work and play

Mr. and Mrs. Dog

Our Travels, Trials, Adventures, and Epiphanies

Author: Donald McCaig

Publisher: University of Virginia Press


Category: Pets

Page: 193

View: 450

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.

Adam's Task

Calling Animals by Name

Author: Vicki Hearne

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.


Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 324

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.

Talking Sheepdogs

Training Your Working Border Collie

Author: Derek Scrimgeour

Publisher: Good Life


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 910

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.

Livestock Handling and Transport

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: CABI


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

View: 501

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.