A new, practical guide to training your Border Collie, by a highly esteemed trainer and author
Drawing upon her popular Thinking Like Canines
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.