Barbara Sykes' Training Border Collies

Barbara Sykes
A new, practical guide to training your Border Collie, by esteemed trainer and author, Barbara Sykes. Drawing upon her popular 'Thinking Like Canines' (TLC) training method and other established approaches, Barbara Sykes' Training Border Collies is an essential resource for understanding and training this versatile and loyal breed. With step-by-step photography and training case studies throughout, the book covers: breed variants and temperaments; diet, puppy training and bringing new dogs home; simple commands, boundaries and socialization; the 'Chill Mat' - a safe territory to keep your collie calm; lead and recall training; rescue and problem dogs and, finally, common myths, facts and tips about the breed.
Barbara Sykes' Training Border Collies by Barbara Sykes

About the author

Barbara Sykes has a lifelong love of Border Collies, and has worked with the rescue, rehabilitation and training of the breed from a young age, both in the field and in the home. She is a member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. She is also the owner of Mainline Border Collie and Behavioural Centre in the Yorkshire Moors, where she trains sheepdogs and handlers. Barbara is a consultant in canine behaviour and runs The Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies, a charity devoted to the protection and welfare of Border Collies. She has written a number of dog training books for Crowood.

Press Reviews

Dear Barbara I very recently took on my fourth Border Collie. She is from a sheep farm; four years old and wouldn't herd, hence the sale. Meg has not known domesticity and so absolutely everything is new to her. I need help to help Meg. I found your book 'Training Border Collies' and write to say how lovely it is. It's as if you're in the garden with us, quietly telling us how it's done! Thank you so so much for the format- so many super pics and the love that lies behind your kind words. When I reached page 52 I decided to go back, read again and absorb all I read and will refer to this nook for many months to come. Thank you for your wonderful insight which will help me help Meg to take on life off the farm. Wendy Bush (74) "

- Wendy Bush