Author(s): Michael Oliver
The working dogs of New Zealand certainly deserve our respect. Generations of careful breeding have produced the traits of stock-handling skill, loyalty, hardiness and courage that are now inherent in their bloodlines. This book has been written to assist those who use working dogs to handle livestock and provides a practical, step-by-step guide to training them the natural way. Sound training will ensure that a dog'�s potential can be realised and that both handler and dog will enjoy a rewarding relationship during stock work.
This book is an essential handbook for anyone working with these wonderful animals.
�Make these early lessons fun for your dog and it will soon be very willing to answer your call to scamper over the backs of the sheep..' First published 2004; this revised edition May 2009.
Michael Oliver, experienced farmer and sheepdog trainer, delivers a practical, step-by-step guide to training sheepdogs the natural way. The late Tony Sheild, farmer, sheepdog breeder and triallist, provides us with a fascinating history of sheepdogs in New Zealand, accompanied by anecdotes and descriptions of life from the sheepdog's point of view. Peter Jerram , Marlborough vet and authority on canine reproduction, provides helpful advice on all aspects of successful breeding. David Henshaw is renowned for his drawings of rural life; here he gives us detailed instructional drawings as well as his inimitable cartoons.