Living with Border Collies

Sykes, Barbara


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Esteemed Border Collie trainer, Barbara Sykes, has lived with Border Collies all of her life and has spent the last fifty years training, trialling and rescuing hundreds of dogs. In her sixth book, she explores how Border Collies have been adopted into the family home and how to get the most from your pet dog, without diminishing the unique spirit that attracted you to the breed in the first place. Part One takes you on a journey that began over 200 years ago at the birth of the breed. Understanding the history of Border Collies, why they were bred and why they are so diverse, is the key to understanding and managing their instincts. Part Two explores simple strategies and techniques to balance those instincts within a domestic setting, whilst still having fun with your dog and creating a strong partnership. Key coverage includes: . The history of the breed . How coat and eye colour genes impact character . Understanding and managing the inherent instincts . Health and welfare . The rescue dog in your home . Border Collies and children . Lead walking and recall . Trouble-shooting problems and setbacks AUTHOR: Barbara Sykes is a consultant in canine behaviour and is a member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. She has spent her life living and working with Border Collies. She is a Trustee and Manager of the Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies rescue and with her daughter Vicki, runs Mainline Border Collie Centre and TLC Training. Barbara is passionate about the breed and dedicated to helping people to understand and preserve the working instincts. 158 colour, 5 b/w photographs

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint: Crowood Press UK
Publication date: 16/11/2021

ISBN: 9781785009815 Category: