Synopses & Reviews
The Ultimate Border Collie The Border Collie is one of the most fascinating of breeds, and it now has an enthusiastic following worldwide. The combination of its strong instinctive behaviour, its quick wits and intelligence have proved a challenge to many a dog owner and the rewards of training a Border Collie to the height of its powers are tremendous. This is a breed which is still highly-prized as a working sheepdog, it excels in the disciplines of Competitive Obedience, Agility, Flyball, and Working Tests, and it is becoming increasingly valued as an assistance dog, working with the deaf, the disabled, and the blind. Bred first and foremost for its working ability, the Border Collie is also blessed with distinctive good looks, and is now making its mark in the show ring. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the Border Collie is a loving and affectionate companion dog. In The Ultimate Border Collie, Editor Alison Hornsby has recruited a star-studded cast of specialists to write the definitive book on the breed. Experts from all over the world have pooled resources to give the most comprehensive coverage of the Border Collie today. Starting with research into the origins and development of the breed, the experts go on to analyse the Border Collie's mind and how its instincts and intelligence can be channelled into the various working and competitive roles. The show Border Collie is also highlighted, with three Championship judges giving a special pictorial critique. The importance of training and socialisation is emphasised throughout the book, with contributions from top trainers and handlers in all the Border Collie's different spheres of activity. There is a section devoted to the Border Collie at work, finding out why the breed excels at such a variety of tasks, accompanied by the personal stories of those whose lives have been dramatically changed by owning a Border Collie. Leading experts give detailed information on feeding, exercise, health care and inherited conditions, and there is coverage of breeding and rearing Border Collies illustrated with top-quality photographs. The Ultimate Border Collie, a book for the true breed enthusiast, is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs.
Written by the Trainer of President and Barbara Bush's dog (and author in her own right), Millie! All owners will find fun things to do with the family pet in this all-new book based on the sound training philosophy of Mary Ann Rombold Zeigenfuse, Millie's trainer. Without rules and regimentation, the book's format gives a built-in success formula by allowing owners to teach those tricks best suited to their pet. Owners can devise an individual Personality Profile for each dog, which allows everyone to have a choice of tricks. There are practical tricks to make the dog useful at home; simple tricks, to build a rapport between dog and owner; and cute tricks, great just for showing off. Full color and extraordinary original artwork throughout complement the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction, whether you want to prepare your dog for show biz or simply want to have some fun.
Create Your Dog’s Personality Profile for Training Success!
Teach your dog tricks you’ll BOTH enjoy, the fun way, without rules and regimentation! Use the Canine Personality Test included to find out your pet’s Personality Profile, and then follow the step-by-step guidelines to teach those tricks best suited to your star-to-be.
Included are practical tricks to make your dog useful at home; tricks to build rapport between dog and trainer; and cute tricks, great just for showing off.
Instructive and fun photos and illustrations throughout complement the easy to follow, step-by-step instruction from trainer Mary Ann Rombold Zeigenfuse.
Dog Tricks: Step by Step, Revised Edition,will entertain you and your dog, whether you are preparing for show biz or simply looking for fun activities to share with your best friend.
About the Author
The Editor: Alison Hornsby's interest in the Border Collie began in 1973 when she was working as a trainer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. This involvement deepened when she became puppywalking and broodstock supervisor at the Association's breeding centre, specialising in the training of puppies and the supervision of the GDBA breeding scheme. Ten years ago she founded the Bekkis kennel, in partnership with Jenny Jefferson, and their Border Collies have achieved considerable success in the show ring and as working dogs. To date, they have bred two Border Collie Show Champions, and have made up a third. They have also bred ten working guide dogs, and three dogs for the disabled. See Chapter 2: The Border Collie Puppy and Chapter 9: The Versatile Border Collie.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Origins and History.
Chapter Two: The Border Collie Puppy.
Chapter Three: Diet and Nutrition.
Chapter Four: Understanding the Border Collie.
Chapter Five: The Obedience Competitor.
Chapter Six: The Agility Competitor.
Chapter Seven: The Flyball Competitor.
Chapter Eight: The Working Border Collie.
Chapter Nine: The Versatile Border Collie.
Chapter Ten: The Breed Standards.
Chapter Eleven: The Judge's View.
Chapter Twelve: The Show Border Collie.
Chapter Thirteen: Breeding Border Collies.
Chapter Fourteen: Best of British.
Chapter Fifteen: Border Collies in North America.
Chapter Sixteen: Border Collies in Australasia.
Chapter Seventeen: Health Care.
Chapter Eighteen: Breed Associated Diseases.