Stock Dog Resources
A Way of Life
by H. Glynn Jones & Barbara C. Collins
This book is a complete guide to sheepdog work on training, handling, trialing and breeding. A third-generation sheepdog handler, Glyn Jones demonstrates his knowledge of the delicate balance between handler, dogs and sheep. His collaborator on the book, Barbara Collins was formerly editor of Working Sheepdog News
The Dog Wars:
How the Border Collie Battled the American Kennel Club
by Donald McCaig
Well-known writer Donald McCaig turns his attention in The Dog Wars to the 1990s controversy between the working border collie community and the American Kennel Club. Chronicling a critical turning point in the history of the border collie, The Dog Wars is a must read for anyone interested in the culture of dogs in the United States.
Educating the Working Stockdog: A Teaching Manual
by Ron Gale
This is a book that anyone using a stock-dog, working livestock, or anyone just having a dog can get an abundance of value from utilizing this book. Teach your dog to work livestock gently, firmly and calmly. Teach your dog to stop on command, go different directions, to come back to you from a distance. Teach your dog to lie down at a great distance by voice or whistle.
Training Border Collies
by Barbara Sykes
Drawing upon her popular 'Thinking Like Canines' (TLC) training method and other established approaches, Barbara Sykes' Training Border Collies is an essential resource for understanding and training this versatile and loyal breed.
With step-by-step photography and training case studies throughout, the book covers: breed variants and temperaments; diet, puppy training and bringing new dogs home; simple commands, boundaries and socialization; the 'Chill Mat' - a safe territory to keep your collie calm; lead and recall training; rescue and problem dogs and, finally, common myths, facts and tips about the breed.
Herding Dogs: Progressive Training
This comprehensive, illustrated book gives essential advice on how to become the pack leader by understanding and interpreting the body language of man's best friend.
Topics include: choosing your Border Collie; taking your puppy home; commonsense dog training; nutrition; creating a partnership; training, adolescent and older dogs.
By Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Tayler & Ty Taylor
Whether you are interested in working dogs for a hobby, on the ranch, or for serious trial competition, Stockdog Savvy will be an invaluable aid. Beginning with chapters on herding dog characteristics, instinct, and choosing a herding dog, the Taylors explain how to prepare your puppy and do basic foundation training. The book progresses to starting the dog on stock and developing a useful working dog and ends with advanced lessons and preparing for the various types of competition
The Farmer's Dog
by John Holmes
This book should be on the shelf of every farmer and shepherd who owns a dog or who is contemplating the purchase of one. The author goes into the psychology of your stockdog and helps you understand where they are coming from.
The Natural Way
By Julie Simpson
Julie has developed her pressure/release techniques over years of working with her own dogs. In this lavishly illustrated and attractively presented book, Julie explains the intricacies of communication between handler, dog and sheep, and how to use the knowledge to improve your training and handling.
A second edition of this book is available
Top Trainers Talk about Starting a Sheepdog
This book brings together together interviews with many of the best working border collie trainers in North America and the United Kingdom, who share their methods of introducing young border collies to livestock. Whether you are training a stockdog for trialing or for work on the farm or ranch, this collection of expert advice, presented for the first time ever in a single volume, is a treasury of experience and wisdom that is sure to prove invaluable.
Understanding Border Collies
by Barbara Sykes
Jack Knox: Learning Life's Lessons with Stock Dogs
Jack Knox retraces his steps from learning to use Border Collies to tend sheep as a lad in the border region of Scotland to becoming one of the foremost characters in the stock dog world in America today.
Join Jack as he journeys through a life with dogs that has brought him profound insights, great joy, and a distinctive approach to training that allows herding dogs to bloom to their best abilities.
Lessons from a Stock Dog: A Training Guide
Training and Working Dogs for Quiet, Confident Control of Stock
Sheepdog Training and Trials
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, that examine the factors that have influenced them and made them successful.
Positive Herding 101
Barbara Buchmayer & Sally Adam
This book addresses all of these concerns in detail and teaches you how to easily start your dog:
This revolutionary new way to train herding is sheep tested, dog approved.
Teaching Your Herding Dog to be a Great Companion Dog
The behavior problems in modern herding breed dogs kept as companions or family pets can manifest in a number of ways. These include chasing cars and bicyclists, herding kids, nipping at vulnerable heels, barking incessantly, and acting as the “fun police” in dog parks. All behaviors that are entirely appropriate and necessary when dealing with sheep or cattle, not so great in a suburban neighborhood.
Fortunately, these instincts can be redirected in a number of ways that keep these energetic dogs busy and happy as well as out of trouble. That is why so many of these dogs can be taught to excel in agility and obedience trials, love to retrieve, and make great running companions. In her latest book, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell offers solutions to solving and preventing problem behaviors associated with herding breeds living in the modern world. And no, even though your Border Collie or Corgi might love it, you don’t need to buy a farm!
Border Collie Puppy Training Book
Doug K. Naiyn
The author has raised several Collies and herders on her farm he grew up on in Idaho. Eventually he went onto higher education and has a PHD in Literature.
Today he loves what he does and considers himself extremely lucky to be able to train and create dog training books for you as the dog owners, now with a few hundred books under him belt. Like this one - Order Now! Because Doug, guarantees your success in training your dog
Border Collies in America
Considered the "Grand Old Man of Sheepdog Trialing in the United States" and co-founder of the North American Sheep Dog Society, this slim book is a scarce treatise and brief history of the sheep dog breed contains exclusive photos throughout, including a front portrait of Allen's dog "Old Tweed."
A lifetime with the Working Collie, Their History and Training
Working Sheep Dogs: Management and Training
Detailed, clear advice on the training and care of a working sheep dog; fully illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams; expert instruction on breeding and choice of a young dog; training a champion - a trial champion's techniques for training a winning dog.
The Blue Riband of the Heather
An excellent resource for anyone that would like to research the pedigree of their Border Collie
The Border Collie: Basic Training for Sheepwork
A rare book in how to train your stock dog by E.B. Carpenter (Barbara Carpenter)
National Sheepdog Champions of Britain & Ireland
This book brings together over 250 photographs of the National sheepdog champions from the start of the International Sheep Dog Society's National Trials in 1922 (Ireland 1961) to 1993. Barbara Carpenter molds the collection together with sections of commentary giving information about handlers and their dogs. Pedigree charts showing the main border collie bloodlines and full details about the National and International trial courses are also included. Anyone with an interest in the border collie or the world of sheepdog trialing will enjoy this book. Barbara Carpenter was a sheepdog trialist in England, where she lived into her nineties, and sadly died in 2013. She was the breeder of Brocken Robbie, a very important sire in the Border Collie pedigree. Her books are pivotal works for those interested in the history of the breed.
S is for Sheepdog
Gwyn Jones has trained, worked and competed with sheepdogs at the highest level for over 50 years. He is a man who analyses and delves into the dog's mind to gain a deeper insight into how to utilize their natural abilities, and to translate it into the best method of working to achieve the ultimate result. His 'Rhythm and Flow' method of working a dog has brought him great success over the years. Gwyn's methods of training go back to the methods used back when dogs served an "apprenticeship', a time when they learnt how to handle stock. With work came the calm dog with its adrenaline channeled into its abilities. This book is a record of Gwyn's life with the dogs and his opinions on his methods of training. He has won the Supreme International, Welsh Nationals and also appeared in the series One Man & His dog
An online museum dedicated to the shepherd's dog, its history, culture, and lore through the eyes of artists, writers, poets, and historians; and to the shepherds that used their herding dogs to bring the flocks safely down from the hills.
The International Sheep Dog Society is a member organisation and registers over 6,000 Border Collie pups every year on behalf of its members. The ISDS Number and Dog Certificate are a guarantee of pedigree that, for most dogs, can be traced back over 100 years.
Sheep for Sheepdogs
by Michael Neary
Want to get started with some sheep for your stock dog, but don't know where to start?
This book helps you start that journey with chapters such as Types of Sheep; Facilities and Equipment; How to Buy, Sell, and Market Sheep; Basic Health and Soundness in Sheep; Keeping the Sheep Flock Healthy; Feeding the Sheep Flock; Routine Management Practices for Sheep; Sheep Selection and Genetics; Sheep Reproduction; Managing the Ewe Flock through the Production Year; Understanding Sheep; and Care of Sheep at Trials