Author: Carol Price
Length: 142 pages
Release Date: 2018
Following on from the first book in Carol Price’s acclaimed Breed Apart trilogy, Secrets Of The Working Mind, which provides unprecendented insights into how the Border Collie brain works, the author now focuses on the Collie learning process.
What should your dog’s education involve? How can you train a breed that is so superbly intelligent and responsive in some ways, but can also be so stubborn or mentally demanding in others?
Carol questions the myth that all Collies are “easy to train,” and outlines the exercises and lessons that are most critical for them to learn. She explains why training most commonly fails, and advises what to do about it. She also highlights how vital it is to tailor the training of your own Collie to the nature of his individual personality in order to get the best results.
She believes that, too often, the training of Collies puts excessive emphasis on set tasks and aspects of performance, neglecting the need for a wider and deeper social education. This includes teaching essential life skills, which Collies need if they are to face the world as happy, well-adjusted individuals.
About the Author
Carol Price has owned, trained, and bred Border Collies for decades and is a world recognized expert on the breed. She is also a leading canine behaviorist and writer in the UK and, over the years, has been a regular contributor/advisor on dog psychology, behavior and training for publications ranging from Dogs Today and Your Dog magazines to The Times. Before working more exclusively with dogs, and other areas of animal behavior, Carol was a staff feature writer and commissioning editor on The Sunday Times, and has since written for a host of national newspapers and magazines. Her passion for, and special interest in, both Border Collies and rescue dogs began many years ago, when seeking to more successfully rehabilitate troubled dogs from all breeds and backgrounds and better understand, in particular, the uniquely brilliant—but often also complex and challenging—mind of the Border Collie.