In addition to introducing readers to the various breeds and strains of herding dogs in the world, Herding Dogs discusses the working styles, instinct tests, trials and training for all working farm dogs. From the basic skills of stockdog training to the types of herding styles to the commands used to direct dogs at work, this useful handbook also advise newcomers on how to select the right puppy for a working ranch or hobby farm situation, how to train and acclimate the pup, solving common behavioral problems, feeding working dogs, basic first aid and more.
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About Kennel Club Books: Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press®, specializes in breed books, covering more than 200 dog breeds. From the well-known (Labrador Retrievers) to the rare (Leonbergers), each breed is thoroughly researched and explained, covering health, training, behavior and much more.About the Author:
Christine H. Renna (Broomfield, CO) has been involved with herding dogs throughout her life, having grown up as a member of the Hartnagle family of Australian Shepherd breeders. Since her teenage years, she has shown dogs competitively in both conformation and herding trials. Steeped in a generations' old heritage of farm and ranch folk, Christine has trained and used herding dogs to work sheep and other livestock on her parents' ranch in Kiowa, CO.
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