Positive Herding 101: Dog-Friendly Training


by Barbara Buchmayer with Sally Adam

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Positive Herding 101:  Dog-Friendly Training

by Barbara Buchmayer with Sally Adam

ISBN: 9781736844311

Publisher: Positive Herding 101, LLC

Publication Year:  2021

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  320

From the back cover:

Welcome to positive herding!

Sheep tested, dog approved

Start herding:

  • in your home
  • using cones, treats, and toys
  • without livestock

Creating savvy trainers & thriving dogs!

“In this book, Barbara does an excellent job translating the training of chickens in a classroom to training dogs to herd sheep in the field by describing the stepwise introduction of novice dogs to the various skills the dogs will need to become proficient herders. All in all, she has written an introductory “How to” I believe would be useful to trainers new to herding, as well as to veteran trainers looking for new ideas, and maybe even a different training philosophy.” – Bob Bailey (Hon PhD)

Positive Herding 101 is a wonderful addition to the working dog world. In traditional training, it’s common to take big leaps, think: leaping from 2+2=4 to long division, with nothing in between. In positive training, the goal is to set achievable criteria so you don’t have to give aversive feedback and Buchmayer is acutely aware of this. She has the experience and knowledge of both herding and the science of how animals learn to teach others these important skills.” – Susan Smith, co-author of Positive Gun Dog

About the Authors:

Barbara Buchmayer has been captivated by the art of herding for 30 years. Thirteen years ago she began learning the science of positive dog training through books and courses by Bob Bailey, Susan Garrett, and Kay Laurence.

Barb and her husband have operated an organic dairy, milk bottling plant, and beef farm on 625 acres in Missouri for over 25 years. At one time she had a flock of more than 240 hair sheep with three livestock guardian dogs.

Her lifework is to develop and share positive herding with new handlers and traditional handlers looking for a science-based approach to training.

Sally Adam is an animal lover and a skilled clicker trainer with an inquiring mind and an adventurous spirit. Working with Barb long distance, she trained her border collie, Renn, from a puppy to the South African Sheepdog Association’s 2016 Reserve Junior Champion.

Additional information

Weight .78 kg
Dimensions 25.3 × 20.2 × 1.8 cm

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