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The first book in a three-part series by Carol Price, author of the best-selling Collie Psychology.
Her mission is to help us achieve a better understanding of the complex and highly intelligent Border Collie breed and the best way to manage them to create a happy and relaxed dog. She does this by taking us back to the origins of the Collie, describing how the genetic make-up of the founding dogs and the traits that they were bred for have influenced the character and behaviour of the Border Collie today. In doing so she helps us appreciate what motivates the breed and how they perceive the world around them.
She also looks at the similarities between how the mind of the Collie works with that of an autistic human and poses the question: does an autistic spectrum exist in the breed?
This is a very comprehensive look at the traits and behaviours you may recognise if you own a Collie, why those behaviours exist and how that affects how you might best train and interact with your Collie.
Gill Shaw, editor of Dogs Monthly says, ‘ If you have a Border Collie you need to read this. If you don’t have a Border Collie you need to read it too, because it gives such an insight into what makes a particular dog tick
A must-read book for any Collie owner - old or new This first book in Carol Price's new Breed Apart series takes the reader through a fascinating journey into the minds and hearts of Border Collies. Carol's book, researched from a more scientific, breeding and behavioural viewpoint confirmed everything we had felt for so long about the real reasons why these dogs think and behave as they do. This is so empowering for owners. Because they can then put into place a whole new method of management and understanding, better tailored to the genetic nature of their dog's mind, that can only help owner and Collie alike. Highly recommended as a "Must Read" book for every Collie owner - old or new Ben Wilkes, Border Collie Trust GB