How do you introduce a Border Collie into your home? How do you manage their working instincts in a domestic setting? This book will equip you with the understanding and practical strategies to effectively manage and train your Border Collie, whilst still having fun with your dog and building a strong partnership.
Understanding the breed is fundamental to being able to train your dog. Part I of the book explains why Border Collies were bred and how their genetic features impact their character. Part II then offers practical training strategies for: lead walking and recall; introducing a rescue dog in your home; Border Collies and children and finally, trouble-shooting problems and setbacks.
Barbara Sykes is an esteemed Border Collie trainer, consultant and authority on the breed. She has lived with Border Collies all her life and has spent the last fifty years training, trialling and rescuing hundreds of dogs. In her sixth book, she takes a fun approach to dog training and emphasises the importance of creating a positive relationship with your dog. Although developed with Border Collies in mind, these techniques are applicable to any breed, making an owner’s life easier and a dog’s life happier.