2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
very insightful, honest and informative training manual, 2 Feb 2011
Although written as a manual for training a working sheepdog and/or sheepdog-trial-dog this book should also be very useful for Border Collie-owners who wish to really understand this wonderful but demanding breed.
It is not only clear that the author has a deep understanding of these dogs and is able to train them to a high standard. The reader also gets the feeling that he doesn't hold back any essential insights and knowledge. He shares with his reader not only his dogs' talents and successes but also their peculiarities and personality quirks. In many other training manuals the trainers' dogs never seem to have had any problems, leaving the reader alone with many unanswered questions.
Nij Vyas offers many sytematic exercises for builing up a solid working relationship with the dog, built on trust and respect.
For anyone aiming to understand the working sheepdog better, this is a wonderful book. In addition it has many beautiful pictures of Border Collies in working situations.