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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. This essential resource for all Border Collie owners, BC kennel clubs and trainers is fully illustrated with 150 colour step-by-step photographs.