As the owner of two obsessive but outstanding herding dog, I found
myself nodding along in agreement with this book from start to
finish. Dawn offers tips to allow a handler to work with, rather
than against a dog's herding instincts and her easy-to-read writing
style and the depth of information she shares makes this book a
must read for anyone... -- Nicole Larocco-Skeehan, "CPDT-KA and
member of the Board of Directors, CCPDT"
If you have chosen to bring a herding breed in to your life and home this is the book for you! Dawn then offers up specific exercises and training techniques to help herding breed owners become as valuable as livestock in the eyes of their herding dog. You owe it to your herding breed to read this book! -- Gerianne Darnell, "author of Canine Crosstraining: Achieving Excellence in Multiple Dog Sports"
A super resource that explains how instinctive behaviors impact dogs in their every day activities. I especially like the training tipsvery clear and helpful explanations to manage problems often brought out by a variety of herding instincts. -- Lynn Leach, "owner of Downriver Stock Dog Training and creator of the popular All Breed Herding DVD series"
A wonderful mix of training information, management suggestions, psychology, and commonsense advice for herding dog owners. Easy to read and filled with gems of information for all dog ownerslike eliminating annoying barking! I highly recommend this book for trainers and owners of any breed of dog. -- Gail Tamases Fisher, "CDBC and author of The Thinking Dog"