Monday, November 28, 2011

Sheepdog Book Giveaway!

Outrun Press is a labor of love, a small publisher of books about working sheepdogs and the culture of modern shepherding. They publish all kinds of books. from training tips and manuals to essays, poems, reflections and even children's books in their catalog. Heather (co-owner and shepherd) has offered to give away any book you want to choose from that collection here on the blog. All you have to do is leave a comment saying which book you'd pick if given the free choice? Heather will send the winner's choice their way! I'll announce the lucky reader's win tomorrow night! Okay guys, Away to me!

Click here to go to Outrunpress.com

WINNER IS CINDY!!!
Email me at jenna@itsafarwalk.com to get set up with your prize!

"Wow! I too would love to have "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"

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84 Comments:

Blogger JizzleK said...

Cool! I would have to pick "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog." But the Tam series sounds like a fun read. Last year I read a book about a shepherd in England or Scotland. I think it was called "A Shepherd's Watch."

November 28, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
OpenID dogsmom said...

Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep is my choice although I would not be disappointed with any of them.

November 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Noël McNeil said...

Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog

I would love to win this book! When my flock gets bigger I want to get a dog to do the running around for me...this would be great to read and prepare for the future.

So happy your doing this. ;)

www.theshepherdsfarm.blogspot.com

November 28, 2011 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger ladyfarrier said...

I think the story of Toss, in "Sheepdog Glory", would be a wonderful book to read.

November 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Awesome! I would pick Working with a Stockdog since I am, in fact, planning on working with a stock dog. I was just looking at the up-and-coming list and interestingly, my border collie, Quinn(who passed away last year) used to train with Mike Neary. Accidentally, Quinn ran a poor sheep right into a fence, how embarrassing. Looking forward to seeing his book on Outrun Press!

November 28, 2011 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Carol Bruce Collett said...

Love Outrun Press! I would like to read Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

November 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Laura De La Cruz said...

Would love "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep" by Benjamin and Wall. Thanks!

November 28, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Amy Coapman said...

I'd love to have a copy of Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep. It's hard to choose amongst all the good reads, however.

November 28, 2011 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Amy Coapman said...

I'd love to have a copy of Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep, but it's not an easy decision given all the great reads from Outrun Press!

November 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger DeltaBluez Tess said...

Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep

Great idea!

November 28, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger LizJ said...

I would choose T's book, American Lambs. Her poetry and essays are so compelling.

November 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
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November 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Janis said...

Working with a Stockdog is my top choice. I'd love to add this to my "border collie books" collection!! I've already got some of the others....

November 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I'd love to read "American Lamb." It sounds interesting, especially as I am acquainted with Albert Payson Terhune's collie books.

November 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Sharon Nunan said...

Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep is on my wish list! Great idea!

November 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger di said...

i just got a puppy, "wull". he is at that frightening stage of life when all things are new and scary. he is 14 wks. today he went down stairs for the first time. yay! no widdle at the top!

he is at his best sound asleep, feet twitching faster and faster.

is he dreaming of sheep?

November 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Sharon Nunan said...

Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep is on my wishlist! Thanks for the gift.

November 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Donna Lovesthe Farm said...

I would choose "Top Trainers talk about starting a sheepdog". I would love to know where I should start with my buddy Dash!

November 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger goatdonna said...

It's a hard choice between Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep and Working A Stockdog. Either would be good.
I have American Lamb and have read Top Trainers Talk about Starting a Sheepdog.
I just discovered this blog last week and really enjoy it.

November 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Windswept Farm said...

I'd love "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep"

November 28, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger jugtownjane said...

I have a just-one-year-old Standard Schnauzer who is getting "bored" of herding our 11-year-old bulldog and four cats (according to my husband, who has plans for a flock sometime soon). Like Gibson, his (the dog's, not my husband's) is omgomgomgsomethingsmovingmusttellitwheretogo. The Top Trainers book is my pick!

November 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Robin French said...

Top Trainers!

November 28, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Fun! I would choose, 'Top Trainers Talk About Starting A Sheepdog'. Thanks for hosting this! :)

November 28, 2011 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What wonderful choices, for myself, I'd love to read American Lambs.

November 28, 2011 at 6:27 PM  
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November 28, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

I'd love "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep"

November 28, 2011 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Pairadice said...

This is too cool! Since I'm always wanting to learn more I would choose "Top Trainers Talk About Starting A Sheepdog." What a Christmas present that would be! Thank you Outrun Press.

November 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

My choice is, "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?" (color version). It would go to my K-5 school library. My students are crazy about dogs.

Thank you!
Teresa

November 28, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger WildFlower said...

Wow how generous!

I would pick American Lambs.

November 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger oukay said...

I would enjoy reading "SHeepdog Glory"

November 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Looks like a great bunch of books. I think I would like American Lamb. But I also need help with training. What a great giveaway!

November 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

American Lambs

November 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger KathyK said...

hmmmm....tough choice! I'll go for Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep.

Love the blog!

November 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

1st choice: Tam's Pup. 2nd choice: Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep. However, I would be happy with any of the books.

November 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Nana said...

I would love to read American Lambs. It sounds like a great book to curl up with on these increasingly cold nights!

November 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

I would love to win "Working with Stockdogs". I am headed to the midwest to a cattle ranch and the owners have an untrained dog (Hanging Tree dog)that is a pain. I would love to get another dog and train it to be a helpful assistant. I have had 4 Kelpies but had never worked them on stock. This would be great.

November 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Anton said...

Great contest-- my choice, "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"

November 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger TransFarmer said...

Working With Stockdogs

I actually had a dream the other night that I was giving commands to someone's dog.

November 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger LisaTV said...

I'd choose Sheepdog Glory. It looks like a terrific read!

November 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow! I too would love to have "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"

Thanks for the opportunity!!

November 28, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Billy said...

"Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep" is an AWESOME BOOK!!! (I already own it)....as is "Top Trainers..." another invaluable collection of insights and thoughts (also already on my shelf).
I am intrigued by any of the others. Thanks to all of you for spotlighting such good reading. ;-)

November 28, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

I'd like to have Working With A Stockdog by Anna Guthrie

November 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Working With a Stock Dog would be my choice! How cool is this give away? We aren't quite there yet, but we just signed on for a farm and sheep are in our future!

www.thehalfwaycoop.blogspot.com

November 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Donna K said...

Add me to the list wanting Working With A Stockdog by Anna Guthrie. I already have a copy (it's a must-read for ranchers or farmers as well as novice handlers), but I'd love another to give as a gift!

November 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger beccaWA said...

I'd have to go with American Lambs.

Thanks for the give-away!

November 28, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

I think I would love ANY of the books, but "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog" is of particular interest to me!

November 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Siriusly K-9's said...

I'm torn between titles (really want to read the Tam series), but I think I'll go with "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"

Such an awesome giveaway!

November 28, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Since I have a "pound puppy" working dog mix, Bella, who I would love to start training to help with our small flock, I would love to have "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"! Thanks for the chance to win!

November 28, 2011 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

i think the tam series would be awesome!

November 28, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Sue in Hawaii said...

It was a tough choice but I picked "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep?" I read reviews about it and I have a warm and fuzzy feeling already that it will help me in my Border Collie rescue and with helping newbie owners to appreciate and help their BC's become the best that they can be. For those of you who haven't read it yet, I do recommend you read "The Dog Wars". Having lived through them back when AKC was discussing BC's being recognized as a separate class (they already were in Miscellaneous Class, but most folks don't remember that) I think it is important that all BC folks know the background. For those around then, you may recall an online blog was finally shut down and a new one called "BC Nice" was formed as everyone was getting SO riled up and you had to "be nice" to post on it. LOL.

November 29, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Joshua Tolley said...

Definitely "Top Trainers". My Australian Shepherd *really* wants to know what he's supposed to spend the day doing.

November 29, 2011 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger L. said...

Working with a stock dog. Our collies growing up were always cattle dogs, we never owned sheep and when I move back to the ranch I think I'll need to get my legs back under me with a good horse, a good dog, and a herd of cattle before ever even attempting to raise sheep!

November 29, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Sheep Dog Glory

Thank you!

November 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger becky said...

working with a stock dog. I would love to add this to my library keep up the wonderful work Jenna i love your blog

November 29, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger gooddogboy said...

The book that interests me the most is Dog Wars because I have never heard of this controversy between the working dog community and the AKC, and I have my doubts about the AKC. And no, that book does nothing to prepare me for my eventual life. My second choice would be either Top Trainers or Working with a Stock dog because I have a rescue Aussie mix that herds kittens, children, and rabbits. I cannot keep her busy enough. Thanks

November 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Hard to choose but "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep" would be my choice!

Thanks!

November 29, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger BBean said...

I would definately choose Barnhart. I grew up on a farm and was so eager to leave it, now I dream about it and miss is horribly. Barnhart.

November 29, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger mary in manchester said...

"Working with a Stock Dog" is my first choice. Understanding the relationship between a working dog and their livestock is the solid foundation from which the shepherd develops their own relationship with the working dog. I find that opening myself to trying to see the world as my dog does allows both of us to forge a closer bond and therefore our work together becomes seamless.

November 29, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Do border Collies Dream of Sheep; although almost anything would be great....i own several books from Outrun press..They do a great job and thanks.

November 29, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Bo said...

I would love to read "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog"!

November 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

I'd pick Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog.

November 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Tea- T Yamamoto said...

I would take the book about Trainers starting pups, because my pups ate my copy! Great Blog!

November 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

Thanks for the chance! The Dog Wars sounds great!

November 29, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Trent said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog since my sister turned me on to it. It evokes memories from when I was a "homesteader" off the utility grid in Northern CA for over 10 years. The ups and downs of that life are, if nothing else, character-building:). Having read the other books by Outrun Press, I would like to have American Lambs please. And thanks for all your efforts.

November 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger karental said...

I would choose "Working with a stock Dog." I live in a house in suburban Florida. Why would I choose this book? Because I won't always live in suburban Florida. My farm is up ahead, over that ridge, and a working dog will be part of it.

Thanks,

Karen in Florida

November 29, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Tom Trent said...

I've enjoyed your blog since my sister turned me on to it. It evokes memories from when I was a "homesteader" off the utility grid in Northern CA for over 10 years. Having read the other Outrun Press books, I would like to add American Lambs to my collection please. And thanks for all your efforts!

November 29, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

American Lambs for me. Sounds wonderful and all inclusive.

November 29, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I would love Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep. Thanks!

November 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I would love a copy of Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep. Thanks!

November 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Judy Thayer said...

Very nice giveaway. I would like Do Border collies Dream of Sheep.

November 29, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
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November 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger christine said...

I would [first] choose "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog'" yet I would be thrilled with any of them.

It has been years since I have had a Border Collie, but I will have another some day - hopefully with plenty of work to do.

November 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Gerianne Darnell said...

I would love "Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep" because I have all of the other books :-) Loved the "Tam" series, would sure enjoy more of the same!

Gerianne Darnell

November 29, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Kingsquarters said...

"Working With A Stockdog". All are great choices, and have several.

November 29, 2011 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger whitnjoey said...

I would love to have Top Trainers Talk about Starting a Sheepdog. We have a six month old Australian Shepherd that we are going to use with our flock of 11 sheep. :)

November 29, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Carissa Kennedy said...

I'd have to go for... "Working with a Stock Dog"!

November 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger kst said...

I would love to have a copy of The Dog Wars. My border collie's breeder told me a bit about this, and I would really like to know more.

November 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I would pick "Working with a Stockdog" because I had it for a week and loaned it to someone!!! BTW, the Top Trainers book is awesome, too.

November 29, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Campbell Kids said...

Sheepdog Glory! What a neat giveaway!

November 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I'd go for this one: Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog ......because my dog and I need all the help we can get.

November 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger mary said...

Do Border Collies Dream of Sheep....however I think my dogs dream of chasing cats...especially the ones they live with.

November 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger mtnman81 said...

Hi Jenna
I don't know if you are aware, but there is a documenary coming out Spring of 2012.

http://sheepdogmovie.com/

November 29, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer King said...

I'd love a copy of "Top Trainers Talk About Starting a Sheepdog" Thanks for the chance to win!

November 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Don't know if I'm too late...but I would pick Sheepdog Glory. Really enjoy your blog!

November 29, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

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