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A Practical Guide to Handling Dogs and Stock.
Written by A. Mills, S. Herbert & W. McIntyre

This is a book written especially for New Zealand farmers, and is mainly about the training of farm dogs.

The proper handling of grazing farm animals depends on the skill of farmers and their working dogs.
Three authorities on the working dog have pooled a great wealth of practical experience to write this book. They do not deal with the specialist - and fascinating - field of competitive dog-trial work. This is a down-to-earth book for the man who handles sheep and cattle, and who trains and directs dogs to control his stock.

Contents include:
* Selecting a Pup
* Training
* More Training
* Temperament
* First Sheep Lessons
* Serious Training
* The Outrun
* Recasting
* Off-Balance Work
* Finished Training
* The Huntaway
* Correct Approach
* Whistles - and Bitches
* Punishment
* Summing Up
* Treatment of Hacks
* Handling Stock
* Work in Yards
* Two-Man Drafting
* Useful Yard Working Hints
* Mustering
* Lambing Problems
* Shedding, Docking and Yarding
* Cattle Work
* Feeding and Care of Dogs
* Buying and Selling a Dog
* Some Afterthoughts - Breeding, Sheep Worrying.

Every statement, every word of advice, has been tested on the anvil of experience, hammered out in discussion. The result is a classic textbook of farming practice at its very best.

Hardcover, d/j, 125 pages.
In overall good used condition, , book itself very tidy & sound. small tear to front cover (see photo)

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