There are many books to enjoy dealing with training/handling/care of the working sheepdog. We hope the list below will help you in your quest for information. Remember by becoming a member further help is available from our members and office.
TRAINING SHEEPDOGS - Bilingual Available from the office
A WAY OF LIFE - H. GLYN JONES - sheepdog training, handling and trialling in the UK - available from ISDS shop (Visit our Links for web address)
LESSONS FROM A STOCKDOG by Bruce Fogt is an easy to read book with a lot of references at the back covering problems and what to do.
HERDING DOGS - Vergil Holland a very good book on basic step by step training with a section on problem solving
SELECTING & TRAINING A STOCK DOG by L.R. Alexander A thin booklet covering work with cattle.
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AUSTRALIAN SHEEP DOGS (Training & Handling) by Rod Cavanagh ISBN 0-7316-8917-8
TRAINING AND WORKING DOGS. For Quiet Control of Stock - by Scott Lithgow ISBN 0-7022-2394-8
THE WORKING KELPIE by A. D.(Tony) Parsons – The origins and breeding of a dinkum Australian (This book might be hard to find – but has so much about the Kelpie it is worth the search) Try second hand buys.
WORKING SHEEP DOGS by Tully Williams - A practical guide to Breeding, Training and Handling ISBN 078 0643093 43 0
Other books of interest
The DOG LISTENER by Jan Fennel with the foreword by Monty Roberts. ISBN 0-00-257204-4
Dealing with the Alpha leader aspect of dogs and the interaction with their owners. A must for anyone who owns any breed of Dog.
GIVE A DOG A BONE. By Dr Viv Billinghurst. DVM (Australia) Also known as the BARF (Bones and Raw food) diet. It covers the feeding of dogs. It will give you a totally new way of thinking about your dogs’ food.