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.
If you want to learn about working stockdogs, this is the book for you!
Learn how to:
• Select, care for and train a working stock dog.
• Teach your dog to work cattle, sheep, goats, foul or exotic livestock.
• Choose the right type or breed of livestock, care for and handle them correctly.
• Train a dog for work on a ranch, the open range, or in the trial pen.
• Recognize more than 60 different herding breeds and much, much more.
Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor is from an old pioneer family that traveled to Colorado in covered wagons when it was still a territory. Jeanne Joy is the third of four generations to enjoy a lifetime association with farm and ranch dogs.
For many years she did contract work. Her experience has taken her on assignment with the Department of Interior to work wild bison bulls with her Australian Shepherds as well as with the United States Department of Agriculture to gather livestock for various inspections. She trains dogs for practical work and has titled her Aussies in all areas of competition and has been in the top ten at the ASCA National Stockdog Finals. Success in training and competitions eventually led to invitations to exhibit her stock-savvy dogs at various livestock events, fairs, and rodeos including the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver, Colorado and the Amazing World of Dogs at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. Jeanne Joy also performed at the Livestock Expo in Tepatitlan, Guadalajara, by invitation from the Governor of Jalisco, Mexico. She has judged the European Championships at the Continental Sheepdog Trials in Germany as well as presented training seminars all across North America and Europe.
Jeanne is uniquely qualified to talk about stockdogs and has written for numerous publications such as Western Horseman, American Cowboy and The Cattleman, she has authored several books, including All About Aussies: The Australian Shepherd from A to Z, Stockdog Savvy, and Greasepaint Matadors: The Unsung Heroes of Rodeo. All About Aussies, now in its Fourth Edition was nominated for a Dog Writer’s Award, and now we have the Stockdog Savvy Workbook. Additionally, Jeanne is featured in the stockdog training series, Herding I, II, III by Canine Training Systems.