Author(s): VYAS, NIJ
This comprehensive book describes innovative ways of training sheepdogs and addresses a number of subjects that have not been adequately covered in previous publications; such as working with sensitive dogs and dogs lacking in confidence, the 'square movement', and the 'concept of opposites'. Written by an acknowledged expert, "Sheep Dog Training and Trials" discusses in a variety of settings new concepts such as the author's theory of 'passive resistance' and the 'pressure on-off technique'. In addition, the author considers ways of optimizing a dog's health, energy, fitness and peak performance.
ORDERS 2-3 WEEKS
Features and reviews in Dog Training Weekly, Working Sheepdog News and Working Trials Monthly magazines. Reviews in Our Dogs, Dog World, Dogs Monthly, Your Dog and Dogs Today magazines.
'Nij has commendably, over a relatively short time, represented his country by achieving qualification for the English Team, going on to the International... something many people only dream of doing... To achieve this Nij's insight into the elements of the partnership between man and dog has enabled him to understand the particular characteristics of dogs, their problems and requirements and to foster, nurture and develop their individual potential.' -- Gwyn Jones, Three times International Supreme Champion
Nij Vyas has been a sheepdog trainer and triallist for over eighteen years, and his approach has been characterized by maintaining empathy with the dog and by approaching training from the dog's perspective. Nij is a well-respected handler and judge who has enjoyed many wins at championship level. He qualified two dogs for each of the English National Sheepdog Trials from 2004 to 2009 and has also represented the England Team at international level.