Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:17 PM
I really like Scrimgeour's Talking Sheepdogs for a simple explanation of the basics. I think it provides a good springboard for progressing to a book that goes into more detail and more depth about training. It's a good "get your toes wet" kind of book.
Fogt's Lessons from a Sheepdog and Holland's "Herding Dogs, Progressive Training" are considered classics, and they both cover a lot of ground while remaining very readable. I have not read Julie Hill's new The Natural Way, which I understand is much better written and organized than the first edition, which Is the one I have.
There are other very good books but I think that these first three are a good start for anyone.
Sue Rayburn - Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, but not the brightest firefly in the jar.
Celt, Megan, and Dan
"When the chips are down, watch where you step."
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