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Herding Dogs is a wonderfully written instructional book to help you train a stock dog. The author focuses primarily on working sheep with Border Collies, but he touches on different stock and different breads of dogs. He is very clear and thorough in explaining the meaning of the terms and exercises. I enjoyed how easy this book was to follow and will be looking back to it as a reference as I begin training my own stock dog.
I actually didn't make it through the last third of the book. While I enjoyed learning more about what goes into training a herding dog (and, let's face it, there just aren't that many books about herding dogs readily available), the author's way of writing was not only confusing but also oppressively dull, especially when accompanied by illustrations that seemed to be meant to be humorous and informative but always failed to be the former and often failed to be the latter as well.I don't really...
The book has everything (almost) you need to know about herding, if you can get through it. As an insomniac, I loved it since it quite literally put me to sleep. However objectively I think it could have been written a little better since most authors don't aim to put their readers into a coma like state.
Very good descriptions of how to train for each maneuver. It made me want to run out and get my Border Collie!