Building Blocks for Performance by Bobbie Anderson, an excellent text on building the competitive partner that you desire. Ms. Anderson does an wonderful job of "connecting the dots", illustrating the cause and effect of both good and bad puppy raising and how it affects the final product - the dog you will be taking into the competitive arena.
Lessons from a Stock Dog by two time National Herding Champion Bruce Fogt $34. Mr. Fogt shares his trial-and-error experiences in raising his first Border Collie, experiences common to many of us in raising our first working herding puppy.
MAGAZINES: Sheepdog Training
The Working Border Collie – a very good resource for trial and clinic dates, other publications and items for sale, plus it contains excellent training articles. While the magazine is oriented toward the Border Collie, much of the information is applicable to the other breeds of herding dogs.
Published bi-monthly, the magazine is available via The Working Border Collie, 14933 Kirkwood Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Phone: 937-492-2215, Fax:
937-492-2211, Email: WBC@wesnet.com, Website: working-border-collie. $35 a year for subscription.
Ranch Dog Trainer – oriented towards ranchers and competitors alike, this is a more practically based magazine and includes more all-breed information. It is also published bi-monthly and is available at Ranch Dog Trainer, HC 69, Box 300, Oscar, OK 73569, Phone: 580-437-2215.
American Border Collie Magazine – another well established herding magazine oriented toward the working Border Collie, it is available bi-monthly via ABC Magazine, 218 Stagecoach Lane, Dept WBC, Crawford, TX 76638—2911, Phone: 254-486-2693, Fax: 254-486-2482, Email: ABC-MAB@worldnet.att.net