About Stockdog Savvy:

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The Stockdog Savvy blog was created as an extension of the book, Stockdog Savvy. Use the search feature on the right side of the page to find posts about different herding breeds, history, training and much more. The search engine will take you to the blog archive listing related post topics. Click on the post title and it will take you to the page referenced. To learn more about the different herding breeds from around the world, their temperament, working style and how to train them please refer to the book, Stockdog Savvy:


Useful not only for those who are considering further training or want to break a bad habit, but also for those who are experienced dog handlers and need a solution to an ongoing problem.”   
          – Western Horseman magazine


“Some of the clearest and most practical chapters on training your
stock dog that I have come across

          –  Marsha Dusek, The Australian Shepherd Journal

“This book is packed full of information from the first page to the last . . .every reader regardless of skill level will find something valuable in this book.”
           – Elsie Rhodes

“ .  . . . just the book I was looking for! An excellent book for anyone interested in learning about stock dog training. With the new addition to our family of an Aussie pup, I was looking for an in-depth book that could take me from beginner to as far as I decide to go. Was also looking for a book that wasn’t hung up just on Border Collies. Stock Dog Savvy is all that. The authors did a great job covering a large variety of herding breeds and their characteristics. Along with wonderful pictures of herding dogs doing their jobs throughout, it covers the language between handler and dog, basic obedience, different kinds of stock, ranch work and trials. Am sure I’m going to be reading this book more than once and will refer to it for years to come.”
           – Reader review

“‘Everything you ever wanted to know about training, working or trialing a stock dog of any breed’  says the jacket, but even if you live in the city and don’t plan to work stock, this comprehensive volume is fascinating. From selection, through basic to advanced training, the authors cover all aspects of working dogs for a hobby, on the ranch, or for trial competition. Chapters on basic stockmanship cover selection and care of poultry, goats, sheep and cattle. Problem-solving and training tips throughout, first aid for the working dog, and an appendix profiling more than 60 herding breeds top off this invaluable book.”  
           –Dogs In Canada magazine

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