training Archive

October 18th, 2010

The Poultry Yard by W.A. Burpee – 1891

THE COLLY DOG It may safely be said, that among the most intelligent of the canine race are the Collies. Whether their cleverness is hereditary, or the result of training, remains a question; but all who have their faith in the transmission of good or bad qualities from parents, may safely take for their examplesRead More

December 10th, 2009

Breeding and Selection of Collie Dogs – 1898

For many years I have been a breeder of collie dogs, and will probably continue to be as long as I live, for the breeding of collies has become a passion with me. So the handling and rearing of this faithful companion of man is one of the great pleasures of my life. The ideasRead More

October 26th, 2009

Live Stock Journal Almanac – 1878

The Collie Dog – by Gordon Stables, M.D., K.N. “Whatever sad mischance o’ertake ye, Man, he’s the dog will ne’er forsake ye.” — Hogg. It is just fourteen years and a little over since I was captured for Her Majesty’s Naval Service. I say “captured” because, as the reader is doubtless aware, the navy isRead More

October 15th, 2009

Training the Scotch Collie – 1905

Among dogs none are more sensitive, quicker to take offense, easier to spoil, more susceptible to training than the Scotch Collie. In the famous Gentry dog show, the dogs that do their tricks with most enthusiasm and are most eager for the master’s praise are Collies. The fine dog “Ellis,” so well known to theRead More

August 27th, 2009

Training Shepherd Dogs

Training Shepherd Dogs.— The following directions for training shepherd dogs, given by Dr. N. H. Paaren, will be found of great value to those desiring such information: ‘Most men professing to train young Collies display much ignorance of the nature of the breed, and of the aptitude of the particular individual for its peculiar work;Read More