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Jun 24, 2010
Working With A Stockdog
Anna M Guthrie An invaluable guide to understanding the relationship between working dogs and livestock. Whether you are a rancher who has purchased a working dog, someone with a border collie interested in learning how to work livestock, or someone who wants to understand the "big picture" of how dogs and stock interact, this book will help you achieve your goals.
Talking Sheepdogs: Training Your Working Border Collie
Derek Scrimgeour Accompanied by explanatory text, color photographs and illustrations 'Talking Sheepdogs' guides the reader from beginner stage to effective working sheepdog right through to supreme championship level using 'the Scrimgeour method of sheepdog training. With plenty of 'sheepdog dog' and ancedotes to make this book an enjoyable as well as information book Derek takes the reader through the special relationship, starting a pup, basic commands and driving, the good and bad moves, introducing the stop, good foundations and starting trialling making this the key reference for anyone wanting to training their sheepdog for farm work.
Tales of Two Species: Essays on Loving and Living With Dogs
Patricia, Ph.D. McConnell
Play Together, Stay Together - Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs
Ph.D. & Karen B. London, Ph.D. Patricia B. McConnell Play is fun, but don't be fooled into thinking it's just goofy or frivolous. Play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with your dog. This engagingly written booklet shows how play can improve your dog's responsiveness, and provide your dog with the mental and physical exercise he or she needs. Inside is up-to-date research on how to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren't very good at it!), some charming tricks and games to wow your friends, and an important section on how not to play with your dog. If you'd like a happier, more responsive dog and a closer relationship with each other, than this booklet is for you.
Natural Horsemanship Explained: From Heart to Hands
Robert M. Miller D.V.M.
Eminent Dogs, Dangerous Men: Searching through Scotland for a Border Collie
Donald McCaig The engaging account of the author's search for a trained border collie in Scotland, to bring back to his farm in Virginia. McCaig delves into the mysterious pact between dog and man, which involves trust and deep communication. Traveling from town to town, to competitions and farms, meeting shepherds and trainers, McCaig introduces us to unforgettable animal and human characters.
Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats
Maggie Sayer Raising meat goats is an excellent proposition for today's livestock farmer. Niche or artisanal farmers looking for a profitable specialty should search no further than the simple goat. Compact, friendly, and efficient, meat goats do not require a lot of browsing land, and they can thrive on plants cows find inedible, such as nettles and thistles.

Most important, demand for chevon (goat meat) far outweighs supply in North America. Imported chevon from Australia and New Zealand has more than doubled in the past decade and industry studies estimate that the market will continue to grow by 10 to 15 percent annually for the foreseeable future, making goat the fastest growing meat business in North America. Add to these numbers the fact that chevon is lower in calories and fat and higher in protein than other red meats, and the future looks bright indeed for goat producers.

Now author Maggie Sayer adds Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats to the popular series that has guided countless farmers through the day-to-day tasks of animal care. Sayer thoroughly explains the basics of selecting a breed, buying the goats, and raising healthy animals. She explains how goats think and how to handle, house, and transport them properly. There is plenty of basic health-care information for preventing disease, addressing common ailments, and breeding safely. Finally, a wealth of information is offered on catering to ethnic populations and marketing the product.

With this invaluable resource, experienced and novice farmers alike will find raising goats to be immensely satisfying and profitable.
Working Sheep Dogs: A Practical Guide to Breeding, Training and Handling
Tully Williams Working Sheep Dogs examines and illuminates every aspect of the high-quality working dog. It provides a detailed discussion of the principles behind the training of working dogs, and reveals little-known methods for training and handling sheep dogs in the most effortless manner.

The text is divided into six major sections covering the instincts of the working dog, breeding, principles of training, methods of training, handling livestock and sheep dog trials. Photographs and line drawings help to illustrate best techniques when training dogs, such as how to teach dogs to cast, muster and drive.

Containing the first comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the instincts of the working dog, and discussing the various principles and methods of their breeding, this book is a practical reference for farmers and stockmen, hobby and lifestyle farmers, sheep dog trial competitors and breeders of working dogs.
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
Brenda Aloff
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me
Jon Katz “Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what they do. But we can.”
–from The Dogs of Bedlam Farm

When Jon Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Gone were the two yellow Labs he wrote about in A Dog Year, as was the mountaintop cabin they loved. Katz moved into an old farmhouse on forty-two acres of pasture and woods with a menagerie: a ram named Nesbitt, fifteen ewes, a lonely donkey named Carol, a baby donkey named Fanny, and three border collies.

Training Orson was a demanding project. But a perceptive dog trainer and friend told Katz: “If you want to have a better dog, you will just have to be a better goddamned human.” It was a lesson Katz took to heart. He now sees his dogs as a reflection of his willingness to improve, as well as a critical reminder of his shortcomings. Katz shows us that dogs are often what we make them: They may have their own traits and personalities, but in the end, they are mirrors of our own lives–living, breathing testaments to our strengths and frustrations, our families and our pasts.

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm recounts a harrowing winter Katz spent on a remote, windswept hillside in upstate New York with a few life-saving friends, ugly ghosts from the past, and more livestock than any novice should attempt to manage. Heartwarming, and full of drama, insight, and hard-won wisdom, it is the story of his several dogs forced Katz to confront his sense of humanity, and how he learned the places a dog could lead him and the ways a doge could change him.

From the Hardcover edition.
How Dogs Think: What the World Looks Like to Them and Why They Act the Way They Do
Stanley Coren Bestselling author, psychologist, and world-renowned expert on dog behavior and training Dr. Stanley Coren presents the most informative, in-depth, fascinating book yet on dogs. Acclaimed for its solid scientific research and entertaining, eminently readable style, How Dogs Think gives you the insight that you need to understand the silly, quirky, and apparently irrational behaviors that dogs demonstrate, as well as those stunning flashes of brilliance and creativity that they also can display. It lets you see through a dog's eyes, hear through his ears, and even sense the world through his nose, as Coren presents a fascinating picture of the way dogs interpret their world and their human companions, and of how they solve problems, learn, and take in new information.

How Dogs Think also answers questions about our canine companions that have puzzled many: Can dogs count? Do they have an appreciation of art or music? Can a dog learn how to do something just by watching another dog or even a person do it? Do dogs dream? What is the nature of dog personality? Which behaviors are prewired into your dog, and which can you actually change? And, can dogs actually sense future earthquakes or detect cancer?

With sound behavioral science and numerous funny, informative anecdotes, experiments, and firsthand observations, How Dogs Think shatters many common myths and misconceptions about our four-legged friends and reveals a wealth of surprises about their mental abilities and potential. It will make you love and appreciate all dogs — including your own — in wonderful new ways.
Ausbildung von Hütehunden.
Hans Chifflard, Herbert Sehner
The Power to Win: Achieving Peak Performance with Hypnosis and NLP
Laura Boynton King One of the more frequent challenges faced by athletes is how to improve their performance. They express frustration that they often possess identical, if not superior, physical attributes to their competition, yet they're consistently being outperformed by that competition. In many cases, the problem is rooted in self-doubt and other beliefs that limit their level of performance.

Using self-hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Time Line Therapy®, Laura Boynton King teaches the reader/rider how to stop dwelling on past failures and other negative feelings and images through stress-reduction techniques, positive imagery, and concentration- focusing skills.

Whether the rider feels held back by physical fear (for example, riding a livelier horse or jumping a higher fence than he or she is accustomed to), negative comments from a trainer or a horse show judge, or show-ring performance anxiety, here is a book designed to help replace a "losing" mentality with the winning edge. Full of valuable advice and illustrated with examples of how the author has helped well-known equestrians, THE POWER TO WIN is a valuable tool for all competitive or recreational riders-indeed, any athlete-at any level, as well as for instructors and parents.
Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship: Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders
Clinton Anderson, Ami Hendrickson A safety–first, step–by–step training program that establishes a respectful, enjoyable, and progressive horse–and–rider relationship.
Finnish Lapphund: Special Rare-Breed Edition : A Comprehensive Owner's Guide
Toni Jackson The first reindeer herder on your block, the Finnish Lapphund qualifies as one of the world’s most desired rare breeds. The original Lapland Dog, this beautiful Nordic working and companion dog has much to offer modern dog owners. In addition to its luxuriant coat and attractive spitz appearance, the Finnish Lapphund is an intelligent and affectionate canine friend, ready for any task or activity, used in Europe as a herder, drafter, watchdog and pet.

This Special Rare-Breed Edition dedicated to the Finnish Lapphund is the only book of its kind on this versatile Finnish pure-bred, and a much needed resource for Lapphund fanciers around the world. Written by British breeder and owner Toni Jackson, this book provides insightful chapters on breed history, characteristics of the breed, as well as puppy selection, house-training, obedience training and health care. Illustrated with over 135 full-color photographs, the book proves to be as attractive as it is informative and is a must for everyone interested in this delightful rare breed.
Shepherds of Britain or Scenes from Shepherd Life Past and Present
Adelaide L. J. Gosset 1911. What the author chiefly felt in the work for this book was the deep-lying humanity of its subject, which reveals in the shepherd of real life, as clearly as in the shepherd of legend and history, the essentially regal qualities of insight and of sympathy. Divided into topics entitled: shepherd and flock; rarer phases of sheep culture and character; the shepherd and his dog; sheep-marks and tallies; wool harvest; care of wool, labors of the loom; shepherds' garb; shepherds' arts, implements and crafts; shepherds' pastimes; pastoral folklore. Illustrated.
Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship
Pat Parelli The horse- and rider-training handbook of an internationally renowned master horseman.
Lessons From A Stock Dog/ A Training Guide
Bruce Fogt
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Karen Pryor "Whatever the task, whether keeping a  four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy,  coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go  fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how  to use reinforcement."—Karen  Pryor.

Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the  underlying principles of behavioral training and through  numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art  can be applied to virtually any common situation.  And best of all, she tells how to do it without  yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips—or  shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to  all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of  "shaping" behavior—for results without strain  or pain through "affection training."  How to combat your own addictions to alcohol,  drugs, cigarettes, overheating or whatever, how to deal  with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an  impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. .  .House training the dog, improving your tennis game,  keeping the cat off the table, and much more!
Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying
Jerry Belanger For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and re-introducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series.

Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness. The books also address the business of raising animals - processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were chosen not only for their expertise but also for their ability to explain the ins and outs of animal husbandry in an inviting and authoritative manner. Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising series offers vital information; each book is an indispensable reference.
Dogsteps: A New Look
Rachel Elliott This book presents understandable yet in-depth information on how dogs move, and how their conformation affects movement. The accompanying drawings illustrate and reinforce the author's written information on canine skeletal and muscular structure and how this anatomy affects gait.
One Man's Opinion An Approach and Guide to Judging Sheepdog Trials
Colin Gordon; Austin Bennett An approach and guide to judging Sheepdog Trials;
The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training
Susan E. Harris Longeing and ground training are an important part of horsemanship, both in training the horse and in the education of the rider.

This book explains the principles of handling and training horses safely from the ground, including leading, teaching good ground manners, and preparation for longeing. It provides an introduction to longeing, equipment, techniques, and longeing for various purposes, including longeing to improve the horse's movement and longeing the rider. Because longeing is an activity that requires skill, knowledge, and safe techniques, The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training is essential to understanding what you will need, what to do, and how long to do it safely for yourself and your horse.

This guide can be used by Pony Clubbers, instructors, and all horse owners who want to learn about longeing and how to use this technique safely to benefit their horses' training.
The Howell Equestrian Library
The Man Who Listens to Horses
Monty Roberts Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer—an American original whose gentle training methods reveal the depth of communication possible between man and animal. He can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never before been handled and persuade that horse to accept a bridle, saddle, and rider in thirty minutes. His powers may seem like magic, but his amazing "horse sense" is based on a lifetime of experience. Roberts started riding at the age of two, and at the age of thirteen he went alone into the high deserts of Nevada to study mustangs in the wild. What he learned there changed his life forever.

Monty Roberts has spent his whole life working with horses—schooling them, listening to them, and learning their ancient equine language. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, he tells about his early days as a rodeo rider in California, his problems with his violent horse-trainer father, who was unwilling to accept Monty's unconventional training methods, his friendship with James Dean, his struggle to be accepted in the professional horse-training community, and the invitation that changed his life—to demonstrate his method of "join-up" to the Queen of England.

From his groundbreaking work with horses, Roberts has acquired an unprecedented understanding of nonverbal communication, an understanding that applies to human relationships as well. He has shown that between parent and child, employee and employer (he's worked with over 250 corporations, including General Motors, IBM, Disney, and Merrill Lynch), and abuser and abused, there are forms of communication far stronger than the spoken word and that they are accessible to all who will learn to listen. This inspirational and gentle man, first introduced to the American public on Dateline NBC, is part James Herriot, part Bill Gates, and part John Wayne. And his story is one you will never forget.
That Winning Feeling!: Program Your Mind for Peak Performance
Jane Savoie Jane Savoie's acclaimed approach to mentally positive riding will train your mind and shape your attitudes for peak performance.
Clinical Behavioral Medicine For Small Animals
Karen Overall MA VMD University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Practical text on the principles of clinical behavioral medicine. Focuses on diagnostic and treatments approaches for the major classes of problems that are seen in cats and dogs. Softcover. 135 illustrations.
Storey's Guide to Raising Llamas: Care/Showing/Breeding/Packing/Profiting
Gale Birutta Everything readers need to know about behavior, facilities, first aid, breeding, birthing, fleece harvesting, and marketing.
Jumping from A to Z: Teach Your Dog to Soar
M. Christine Zink The most comprehensive guide to canine jump training, Jumping from A to Z provides a complete jump training program for dogs of all ages, specifics of jump training for obedience, agility and flyball, information on how structure affects jumping ability, and solutions to jumping problems.
Working Dogs, Training for Sheep and Cattle
Colin Seis * History of working dogs * Standards for a good dog * Selecting, training and basic obedience for a pup * Introduction to stock * Working with sheep and cattle * Behavioural problems and caring for your dog. This book is written with profound knowledge and long experience in training working dogs. Colin Seis has been breeding Kelpies at his Winona Stud for many years. His dogs are sought after all over Australia and for some years now Colin has been breeding and training working Kelpies in California where their ability and intelligence is rapidly being realised for work with cattle.
K-9: Structure and Terminology
Edward M. Gilbert, Thelma R. Brown, Curtis M. Brown A basic introduction to the "bits and pieces" that put canines together combined with a glossary of everyday vocabulary used to describe dogs and their structure. This book takes intricate, sometimes complicated and challenging subjects and presents them in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format.
Herding Dogs: Progressive Training
Vergil S. Holland Herding Dogs: Progressive Training is the only book of its kind to guide the owner toward training the complete herding dog. Whether you are involved in farming or ranching, or simply want to explore your herding dog's heritage, you will find a wealth of information here. For those with competitive goals, Herding Dogs will enhance your knowledge with a philosophy that has the dog's individual breed and personality as the central focus.

Vergil S. Holland teaches the handler to understand the dog's reactions before beginning this progressive training. Whether it is your dog's first exposure to stock or your older dog with a new problem, you, as a handler, will find solutions to each problem and sound advice on each phase of training.

Special chapters on different personalities of the various herding breeds, with training modifications tailored to these differences, make it possible for you and your dog as a team to reach your maximum potential.

Herding commands and terms are thoroughly covered, as are those of basic Obedience for the stock dog. Working various kinds of stock-sheep, cattle and ducks-is covered to meet the needs of every stock dog owner. Detailed diagrams and concept maps throughout the book highlight the individualized training methods for each type of dog and stock.
A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
The Intelligence of Dogs: Canine Conciousness and Capabilities
Stanley Coren
Toughness Training for Life: A Revolutionary Program for Maximizing Health, Happiness and Productivity
James E. Loehr The bestselling author of Mental Toughness Training for Sports uses a practical step-by-step approach that combines mental and physical conditioning with the latest scientific advances in nutrition to create mind-body synergy that will help readers reinforce their immune systems, build energy levels, and toughen themselves up all around.
Natural Dog Training: The Canine Arts Kennel Program - Teach Your Dog By Using His Natural Instincts
Kevin Behan Offering a new, positive approach to dog training, this guide presents a program that capitalizes on a dog's instinctive drive to hunt, rechanneling it into a desire to serve its master. 25,000 first printing.
Training and Working Dogs for Quiet Confident Control of Stock
Scott Lithgow
Chiens de Berger Belges
Fiorenzo Fiorone
The Farmer's Dog
John Holmes
Australian Sheep Dogs - Training & Handling
Rod Cavanagh
The Blue Riband of the Heather
E. B. Carpenter
One Woman and Her Dog
Viv Billingham
A Way of Life: Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling
H. Glyn Jones, Barbara Collins This sheepdog training manual deals in depth with choosing a dog, first training steps, and more advanced training for farm work. It ranges from nursery to international trials.
Hungarian Dog Breeds
Pál Sárkány, Imre Ócsag
Family Poultry Flock
H. Lee Schwanz If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising 20 hens or 40 broilers for eggs or meat, this book covers hatching, brooding, rearing and management of family-sized poultry flocks. It explains how to raise broilers, turkeys, ducks, geese, bantams and guineas. Dozens of illustrations plus plenty of valuable information for the first-time poultry raiser.
Herding Dogs: Their Origins and Development in Britain
Iris Combe
Sheep Raiser's Manual
William K. Kruesi Information on: grazing management; pasture renovation; parasites; housing; fencing; selection; breeding; new born lambs; lambs on grass; lamb grading; genetic improvement; controlled reproduction; record keeping; and more.
The Briard
Diane McLeroth
Sheepdog Trials
Eric Halsall
Sheepdog trials
Eric Halsall
The Drovers
Shirley Toulson
Sheepdogs, my faithful friends
Eric Halsall This second edition of Eric Halsall's book offers an informative ramble through his life in the world of sheepdogs and their handlers. It contains a broad-ranging collection of photographs, many of which are new to this edition. Pictures of the Supreme Champion sheepdogs from 1981 to 1995 are included. The book also includes updated pedigree charts covering many famous dogs. As one of Britain's best-known trials commentators, Eric Halsall is able to give a personal view of the sheepdog world, combined with knowledge of its dogs and their handlers.
Ducks and Geese in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide
Rick Luttmann
The Shepherd's Dogs, third Edition Revised and Enlarged
C.W.G. Hartley