“It’s wild writing: sexy, unguarded, raw, and ardent … highly recommended.”—The Millions After a decade of heavy partying and hard drinking in London, Amy Liptrot returns home to Orkney, a remote island off the north of Scotland. The Outrun maps Amy’s inspiring recovery as she walks along windy coasts, swims in icy Atlantic waters, tracks Orkney’s wildlife, and reconnects with her parents, revisiting and rediscovering the place that shaped her. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year
Whether you are interested in working dogs for a hobby, on the ranch, or for serious trial competition, Stockdog Savvy will be an invaluable aid. Beginning with chapters on herding dog characteristics, instinct, and choosing a herding dog, the Taylors explain how to prepare your puppy and do basic foundation training. The book progresses to starting the dog on stock and developing a useful working dog and ends with advanced lessons and preparing for the various types of competition. If you want to learn about working stockdogs, this is the book for you! Learn how to: • Select, care for and train a working stock dog. • Teach your dog to work cattle, sheep, goats, foul or exotic livestock. • Choose the right type or breed of livestock, care for and handle them correctly. • Train a dog for work on a ranch, the open range, or in the trial pen. • Recognize more than 60 different herding breeds and much, much more.
A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution
Author: Raymond Coppinger
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A look at the biological needs and dispositions of our canine companions looks at eight different types of dogs and argues that their domestication evolved from dogs who found an ecological niche for themselves in Mesolithic village dumps.
Some of the best working border collie trainers in North America and the United Kingdom share their methods of introducing young border collies for trialing or for work on the farm or ranch. (Animals/Pets)
An invaluable guide to understanding the relationship between working dogs and livestock. Whether you are a rancher who has purchased a working dog, someone with a border collie interested in learning how to work livestock, or someone who wants to understand the "big picture" of how dogs and stock interact, this book will help you achieve your goals.
McCaig draws on twenty-five years of experience raising sheepdogs to vividly describe his-- and his dogs June and Luke's-- unlikely progress toward and participation in the World Sheepdog Trials in Wales. Along the way, he relays sage advice, straightforward dog-training tips, and anecdotes of the life experiences that set him on the long road to the Welsh trial fields.
Lars Svensson likes his skiing. Follow his development and share in his experiences in Long Skis: Short Stories. From a childhood in Michigan on to the Rockies, the Scottish Highlands and the Alps, you'll read these stories and need to go skiing.