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Inside of a Dog, by Alexandra Horowitz is a New York Times Bestselling book by a cognitive scientist.  From the back cover, "Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog.  What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house, but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time?  How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane?  What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light?  Why must a person or bicycle be chased?  What's it like to use your mouth as a hand?  In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk gazing at our ankles or knees?

Living with Border Collies, by Val Maurer

Everyone with a passion for border collies continues learning and making new discoveries.  Some of us are just starting the journey, others midway, and some are really advanced.  But, each time any of us meets a new border collie, we anticipate enjoying new discoveries.  Each relationship with each border collie is unique and we hope that there will always be a border collie in our future to teach us how little we know.  So, in the spirit of making a journey, we share with you some materials that we have discovered along our path, so far...

Learning more about Border Collies

Recommended books on training that we like:

     Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training, by Karen Pryor

     On Talking Terms with Dogs:  Calming Signals, by Turid Rugaas

     The Cautious Canine, How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B McConnel, PhD

Border Collie Characteristics, by Val Maurer