Herding Dogs: Selecting and Training the Working Farm Dog

Herding Dogs: Selecting and Training the Working Farm Dog

by Christine Hartnagle Renna

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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 stock-dog 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593786533
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Series: Country Dog
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 20 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 The History of the Herding Dog 7

Chapter 2 The Modern Herding Dog 29

Chapter 3 Owning a Herding Dog 69

Chapter 4 Feeding and Grooming the Active Herding Dog 97

Chapter 5 Training the Herding Dog 111

Chapter 6 Herding Trials 131

Chapter 7 Health Care and Treating Injuries 141

Acknowledgments 157

About the Author 158

Index 159

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