Mainline Border
Collie Centre
Golcar Farm
Spring Lane
West Yorkshire
BD16 3AU
01274 564163
Meg - 1979 – 1992
Nine National trials
English team 1983
The first of our Main Line of dogs
and the inspiration for MBCC
Corporate Collies
Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies
border collies
Training Border Collies
Training Border Collies by Barbara Sykes
Border Collies respond to communication and company, which they can never get enough of, and they love the challenge of a game that makes them think, but over-stimulation of mind and body can lead to behavioural problems, particularly if the dog is then left to try to wind down on his own.

The introductory chapters introduce the variations in appearance in the breed and how the genes which produce different build, coat and eye colour also produce different characters and temperament. The key to training each dog being in understanding his ancestral background.

Colour photographs throughout the book show how natural body language makes training much easier for a dog to understand and to respond to, case histories are included with chapters on lead walking, basic training, problem solving, recall, keeping a dog's mind stimulated without winding him up.

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Understanding Border Collies
Understanding Border Collies
From analyzing your reasons for choosing a Border Collie and how to go about finding and buying one, to the correct way to handle and train a puppy and details of nutritional requirements, Barbara offers sound, commonsense advice.

With further information on how to look into the mind of, communicate with, and understand your Border Collie, her extensive experience and knowledge of the breed is passed on through the pages of this fully illustrated book Whether a first time owner or experienced handler, this book is an essential read, offering a true insight into how to achieve oneness with this unique dog.

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Understanding & Training Puppies
Understanding & Training Puppies
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All dog owners want their puppy to grow into a loyal and obedient adult dog. This book is a common sense approach to puppy management including showing how to introduce a well balanced diet and correct training by understanding your dog's instincts from day one.

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Understanding & Handling Dog Aggression
Understanding & Handling Dog Aggression
An aggressive dog, whether large or small, baring its teeth and growling can be a terrifying sight. Dogs, like children, require boundaries and sound training in order for them to grow into sociable, well-mannered adults with a healthy respect for their fellow beings. This book clearly explains how to recognize an indomitable spirit and understand the causes of hostility in dogs and advises owners how to educate their dogs sympathetically to subdue its aggression in favour of respect.

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Training the Sheep Dog
Training the Sheep Dog
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Beginning with the evolution of the working dog this book is packed with information that not only takes the sheepdog handler through all the stages of training, but also contains interesting chapters on understanding and educating the working mind of the Border Collie. With 140 pages, line drawings and over 100 photographs this book not only contains valuable information for sheepdog handlers but also for anyone interested in border Collies and their training.

Soft back

£12.99 + £2.50 p&p (Overseas postage and packing - Europe £3.50, rest of the World £4.00. Sterling)

How to buy your book

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Send a cheque to Mainline Border Collie Centre (Golcar Farm, Spring Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 3AU)

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