Author: Carol Price
Length: 128 pages
Release Date: 2018
Training Border Collies... What is the secret of getting it right, or the real reasons why it can so often go wrong?
Continuing on from the first book in Carol Price's acclaimed Breed Apart trilogy, Secrets of the Working Mind, which provides unprecedented insights into how the Border Collie brain works, the author now focuses on the Border Collie learning process. What should your dog’s education involve? How can you train a breed that is so superbly intelligent and responsive in some ways, but can be stubborn or mentally demanding in others?
Carol questions the myth that all Collies are "easy to train," and outlines the exercises and lessons that are most critical for them to learn. She explains why training most commonly fails and advises what to do about it. She also highlights how vital it is to tailor the training of your Border Collie to the nature of his unique personality.
She believes that, too often, people's training of Border Collies puts excessive emphasis on set tasks and aspects of performance, neglecting the need for a broader and deeper social education. This includes teaching essential life skills, which Border Collies need if they are to face the world as happy, well-adjusted individuals.
Carol Price's passion for and insight into the Border Collie breed are widely regarded as second to none, making this is an essential book for any Border Collie owner who wants to truly understand their dog, and make him the most rewarding of life companions.
About the Author
Carol Price is a canine behaviorist, trainer, journalist and author and world-respected authority on Border Collies, having owned, trained, bred and worked with them for a large part of her life. She is also the official ambassador for The Border Collie Trust GB (the biggest Collie welfare/rescue organization in the UK), behaviour correspondent for Borderlines (the magazine of the Border Collie Society of America), and author of three previous books on the breed, including her last best-seller, Collie Psychology. Before focusing almost exclusively on dogs, and their psychology and behavior, Carol was a feature writer and commissioning editor on The Sunday Times and wrote for many other national newspapers, and magazines, in the UK. She has also been a regular contributor on dog and animal-related subjects for The Times and an advisor/feature writer for both of the UK’s top-selling dog magazines: Dogs Today and Your Dog.
"A series that could change your understanding of Border Collies forever." —Ben Wilkes, Border Collie Trust of Great Britain
"Carol willingly shares her vast knowledge of Border Collie behavior and psychology and is well-respected worldwide for her insights as to what makes Border Collies tick." —Cindy Eaton-Eklund, Editor Borderlines, Border Collie Society of America