Understanding Border Collies


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This is an extremely useful book for Border Collie owners, because it gives such a clear picture of the breed, the challenges that a Border Collie can present, and is full of useful tips to help you deal with those challenges. You may not agree with all Barbara Sykes' training advice, but it is obvious that she loves the breed, tries to see life from the dog's point of view, stresses common sense, and is results oriented. You can pick and choose which of her training tips to incorporate into your training repertoire.

She links the breed's history very well with the character of Border Collies. There is also very good advice on general care, such as nutrition. The book is well set out, and easy to read. It's very entertaining in parts, and there are many wonderful illustrations. It's a must-read for Border Collie lovers.