Published: 2014, Second Edition
First Pasture Price: £24.00
A must read for anyone wishing to train their sheepdog. An informative book that helps you see things from the dog's point of view, giving you a greater understanding of how to develop a wonderful partnership.
It has been over ten years since Julie Hill wrote the first edition of The Natural Way. The updated second edition has been divided into three sections.
Part one discusses how dogs and sheep communicate with each other and how you can harness this language to interact effectively with your own dog and stock. Part two covers all the training stages needed to take your dog to the highest level. Looking at problems from your dogs point of view opens your mind to reasoning in your training and gives you a greater understanding. Creating that bond by working as a team rather than dictating your wishes without taking in to account what your dog is telling you. The Natural Way method points out why we should listen to our dogs.
The final part covers Julie's journey with her dogs and what each one has taught her. There are many photographs, useful diagrams and tips.
Julie has over 30 years experience as a shepherd and has won both the Supreme International and International Brace Championships.