Follows the story of Lass, who is transformed from a believed-worthless and untrainable animal into a valuable sheepdog by a man's love, explaining how Lass's story reflects the transforming love of God.
With over 2 million copies sold, Phillip Keller s beloved contemporary classic spans the decades with its uplifting insights on Psalm 23. Pairing Keller s sublime reflections with the New International Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them."
Author: Barbara C. Collins
Publisher: Old Pond Books
Release Date: 1987-12-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Whether you want a dog, want to farm, want to compete, or just want to know, Sheepdog Training is an enlightening read from Glyn Jones, a third-generation expert sheepdog handler. Speaking from experience, the story of his life serves as an integral component of his advice on training, handling, trailing, breeding, competing, and more. Learn a compassionate, dog-centered approach to raising and training herding dogs, all while gaining an appreciation for the life and work of a sheepdog.
This book contains a detailed guide to the sheep-dog, being a handbook on the system of judging sheep-dog trails in New Zealand and the art of breaking-in and working sheep-dogs. "The Sheep-Dog" also contains a wealth of useful and practical information relating to the maintenance of collies, making it of considerable utility to modern owners and breeders alike. Contents include: "Definition of Points", "Judging", "Half-points", "Despatch", "Standardisation", "Judging Command", "Good Style", "Defective Style", "The Standard Classes", "The Perfect Run", "The Rough-haired Collie", "The Bearded Collie", "Judge Replying to Competitors", "Adverse Criticism", "Agitators", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dog breeding.
One fall day, I found myself in the car holding on to a squirmy, very adorable puppy. We were taking her home. From the moment we picked her up, she became my mentor, teaching me life lessons without ever trying. She loved the world and all of us. She became a wonderful traveler, and over time, she became socialized. She taught me patience, got me through some rough times, showed me how to be playful, and strengthened me spiritually. I began to record some of our experiences together. Those reflections became this book. The book ends with her first birthday and our celebration of Dog who opened insights to God.
Author: Susan J. Lindahl
Release Date: 2012-10
Genre: Business & Economics
A leader may learn their best lessons by watching a sheepdog. Sheepdogs are bright, full of unbridled energy, and loyal. They are, above all, goal oriented and intensely focused on rounding up the sheep for which they are responsible and herding them in the right direction. In this same way, the visionary sheepdog guides the group in the right strategic direction. But how can we take the lessons learned from the sheepdog and apply them to the business world? A modern business fable, "The Visionary Sheepdog" was developed by Susan J. Lindahl and Paul A. Lindahl Jr. The successful leader is often the one who says less and directs less, instead gaining more in goal attainment and cultural equilibrium by remaining focused on the task. The fable helps to put in perspective the role of a leader in an organizational intervention. The concept is straightforward. We start by leading one or two people as we try to herd them to the location of the tools, materials and knowledge they need, with the hope that they will pick those things up and begin to learn how to use them effectively. We then continue herding them to join with more people by circling around and around to keep the stragglers in the group as a sheepdog would do with his or her herd. As the knowledge grows and the group is brought to clear goals by the sheepdog (leader), the goal-oriented, empowered and enabled team processes emerge.
Author: Edward M. Hundert
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1997-03
Facts are facts, we often say with certainty; but values--well, they're relative. But every day we are confronted with situations where these simple distinctions begin to blur--whether our concerns are the roots of crime and violence, the measure of intelligence, the causes of disease, the threat and promise of genetic engineering. Where do our "facts" end and our "values" begin? Recent developments in neuroscience have begun to shed light on this confusion, by radically revising our notions of where human nature ends and human nurture begins. As Edward Hundert--a philosopher, psychiatrist, and award-winning educator--makes clear in this eloquent interdisciplinary work, the newly emerging model for the interactions of brain and environment has enormous implications for our understanding of who we are, how we know, and what we value. Lessons from an Optical Illusion is a bold modern recasting of the age-old nature-nurture debate, informed by revolutionary insights from brain science, artificial intelligence, psychiatry, linguistics, evolutionary biology, child development, ethics, and even cosmology. As this radical new synthesis unfolds, we are introduced to characters ranging from Immanuel Kant to Gerald Edelman, from Charles Darwin to Sigmund Freud, from Jean Piaget to Stephen Hawking, from Socrates to Jonas Salk. Traversing the nature-nurture terrain, we encounter simulated robots, optical illusions, game theory, the anthropic principle, the prisoner's dilemma, and the language instinct. In the course of Hundert's wide-ranging exploration, the comfortable dichotomies that once made sense (objectivity-subjectivity, heredity-environment, fact-value) break down under sharp analysis, as he reveals the startling degree to which facts are our creations and values are woven into the fabric of the world. Armed with an updated understanding of how we became who we are and how we know what we know, readers are challenged to confront anew the eternal question of what it means to live a moral life.
Join famed herding dog trainer Jack Knox as he shares his journey through a life with dogs that began in Scottland and brought him to America--and has brought him profound insights, great joy, and a distinctive and celebrated approach to training that allows herding dogs the freedom to bloom to the best of their abilities.
Professional stock dog trainer Hubert Bailey provides lessons on how to train your dog to herd livestock. This book features tips, drills, and tricks that will teach you how to get the most out of each lesson. The enclosed DVD demonstrates the topics featured in the book.
Sheep Dog and the Wolf: A Story of Terrorism and Response, and the Sheep Dogs Who Protect, tells about Hunter Caulfield--a man who had long since shaken off his extraordinary past—Hunter had been in the nefarious CIA Phoenix program during the ‘police action' in Vietnam, and had learned a dangerous skill set. His old buddy, now the assistant DCIA, recruits him to be a Sheep Dog—a man who protects the rest of us, the sheep. The U.S. tries diplomacy, bellicosity, threats, embargoes, and a police approach to terrorist devils-incarnate, but none of them works. The president cannot reasonably launch another Iraq or Afghanistan without more harm coming to America. The American public is growing ever more restive. Senior diplomats, military officers, and the administration need a new approach, a new weapon. Sheep Dog is that weapon--an assassin who is a nearly perfectly crafted hunter and killer; a man who can work alone, and who can be disavowed and denied in a moment by a whim of the president.
Author: Joan Wurst
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Imagine a life without worry. Imagine having peace and patience in any situation. Imagine being able to bring out the best in those around you. Sound too good to be true? Find out how an Australian Cattle Dog, a Saint Bernard, American Quarter Horses, and Longhorn and Corriente cattle, taught one woman to pay attention to the Lord and to learn some important lessons about those very things; how to begin to live as He intended her to live. See where some of life's most valuable lessons have surfaced - in places you may never have expected to see them.