The Australian Cattle Dog


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Kathy Christian's The Australian Cattle Dog is a comprehensive guide to the breed, covering more ground than Narelle Robertson's book. Some of the training advice could perhaps be improved. For example, there could be more explanations of how owners can tackle behavioural problems, such as barking at other dogs, by teaching the dogs alternative, desired behaviours, and focusing their attention on their owners, rather than simply using corrections. However, this is an excellent guide to Australian Cattle Dogs for owners who are already confident of their training skills.