The working dogs of New Zealand certainly deserve our respect. New Zealanders pride themselves on having the best sheepdogs in the world. Generations of careful breeding have produced the traits of stock-handling skills, loyalty, hardiness and courage that are now inherent in their bloodlines.
This book has been written to assist those who use working dogs to handle livestock. Its authors, Michael Oliver and Tony Sheild, are both farmers with extensive shepherding and dog trialling experience. They provide a fascinating history of sheepdog breeds in New Zealand, accompanied by delightful anecdotes of rural life; and a practical step-by step guide to training dogs the natural way.
Tony Sheild, farmer, sheepdog breeder and trialist, provides us with a fascinating history of sheepdog breeds in New Zealand, accompanied by delightful anecdotes, as well as descriptions of a sheepdog's life from the canine point of view. His section also contains advice concerning initial training, bonding, etc.
Michael Oliver, farmer and sheepdog trainer, delivers a practical, step-by-step guide to training sheepdogs the natural way.
Peter Jerram, vet and sheepdog expert, provides invaluable advice on how to look after your dog, breeding and puppy-rearing.
David Henshaw's drawings of rural life will be known and loved by all country people. Here he has given us not only amusing cartoons in his inimitable fashion, but detailed instructional drawings.
Although specifically aimed towards the thousands of sheepfarmers who desperately need a good dog-training manual, this book will prove to be a useful guide to all those who wish to train their dogs well.
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