I am a Working Dog:
Illustrations by David Henshaw
Subject: NZ Non-fiction
with revised and updated text
The working dogs of New Zealand certainly deserve our respect. Generations of careful breeding have produced the traits of stock-handling skill, loyalty, hardiness and courage that are now inherent in their bloodlines.
This book has been written to assist those who use working dogs to handle livestock and provides a practical, step-by-step guide to training them the natural way.
Sound training will ensure that a dog’s potential can be realised and that both handler and dog will enjoy a rewarding relationship during stock work. This book is an essential handbook for anyone working with these wonderful animals.
‘Make these early lessons fun for your dog and it will soon be very willing to answer your call to scamper over the backs of the sheep…’
New Zealanders pride themselves on having the best sheepdogs in the world. A century’s careful breeding has produced the huntaway — a purpose-bred working dog for New Zealand conditions — along with other imported breeds carefully adapted to cope with our unique environment. Revised and updated throughout, I am a Working Dog is a popular, no-nonsense manual that assists both farmers and other dog owners who wish to train their dogs well.
Sound training ensures that a dog’s potential can be realised and that both handler and dog enjoy a rewarding relationship. This book is an essential handbook for anyone who works with man’s best friend.