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.
A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling
Author: Tully Williams
Publisher: Landlinks Press
Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner. The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive. Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.
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)
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.
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.
This book is Vergil Holland's much-anticipated followup to his classic HERDING DOGS: PROGRESSIVE TRAINING. A useful guide to succeeding at sheepdog trials for both novice and advanced handlers, this book contains a lifetime of knowledge from one of the most successful sheepdog handlers in North America.
Owning a dog should always be a pleasure–never a pain. In this new book by a globally renowned dog trainer, owners can use a comprehensive program of positive socialization and training to get the most out of the dog-owner relationship. The book features two sections–Part I gives insights into how the dog's mind works while Part II presents an A–Z listing of key training concepts to assure success.