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When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs [Paperback]

By Jane Killion (Author)
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Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding "No!" then you may think you have an impossible dog, a "Pigs Fly" dog, one you may think can never be trained. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. You'll be amazed at what your "bad" dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 22, 2007
Publisher   Dogwise Publishing
ISBN  1929242441  
ISBN13  9781929242443  

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When Pigs Fly!  Sep 2, 2008
We have 2 bull terriers and, anyone who is familiar with this breed can tell you, they are stubborn as hell! This book made all the difference in the world with training. The clicker idea is just what we needed. Thanks for making these fabulous dogs even more lovable to have in our home!
When Pigs Fly  Jun 25, 2008
It is a very good dog training book. It explains things in a way that is very easily understood and gives you different ideas as to what a reward can be, ie that a dog that likes to sniff a lot you can use this behavior when training, as a reward. It breaks the training down into small pieces that is easy to follow. I have recommended this book to a few of my friends and they are also using it to train.
This book is GREAT!  Jun 4, 2008
I have a pigs fly dog- and most of my training successes have been because of suggestions in this book! I disagree with a previous review that stated it was "old" material and "agility tricks"- it is a book that provides NEW methods to increase the bond with your dog while training; to help get a more focused dog; and most importantly how to have FUN while training your 'difficult' dog. I can't recommend this book enough to EVERYONE who has a dog they want to build a stronger working relationship with- Pigs fly or not!
god bog  May 28, 2008
En af de bedste klikkerbøger, jeg har læst !
well better in english than danish-I guess: One of the best clicker-instruction books i`ve read so far( which is some). especially because it gives hope to all dogowners with "impossible" dogs. it is well written, funny and with a lot aha-experiencies.
Aces!  May 7, 2008
This book is aces! The author gives her own approach to training, which is solidly based on contemporary techniques. She goes into much detail about how to clicker-train, but even if you choose not to use a clicker, there is good information here.

Though the book is directed toward the author's preference in dogs--not easy ones!--the methods are also solid for easily-trained dogs. The fact is, few dogs are easily trained without a glitch now and then! She does a really good job of giving insights into how some of the "Impossible Dogs" think, and why they were bred to think that way.

She also gives insights into why more easily trained dogs are more easily trained. She says--and I strongly suspect she is right!--that easily trained dogs are not necessarily more intelligent. You just have to learn what motivates the "Impossible Dogs." And this book will tell you how, very clearly.


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