Training the Sheep Dog

Thomas Longton Barbara Sykes
Training the Sheep Dog is a comprehensive guide to training a border collie both for agricultural work and the competitive world of sheep dog trialling. Packed with tips and advice and fully illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, it is the key to understanding this unique breed and developing a perfect working partner and companion.
Training the Sheep Dog by Thomas Longton Barbara Sykes

About the author

Thomas Longton s an award winning shepherd and sheepdog trainer, and has won many sheepdog trials at the national and international level and co-authored a sheep dog training book. He has appeared on various Country TV shows on the BBC; including ‘One Man and His Dog'.

Barbara Sykes is a consultant in canine behaviour and is a member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association and the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers. She has spent her life living and working with Border Collies. She is a Trustee and Manager of the Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies rescue and with her daughter Vicki, runs Mainline Border Collie Centre and TLC Training. Barbara is passionate about the breed and dedicated to helping people to understand and preserve the working instincts.