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When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs Paperback – June 22, 2007
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For those who believe that Bull Terriers are uncontrollable, strong-willed clowns, Jane Killion's When Pigs Fly will open your eyes. Highly readable! Read. Enjoy. Benefit. --Hon. David C. Merriam, Vice Chairman, American Kennel Club
A fresh, exciting, and thought-provoking way to look at your dog with new eyes and understanding. While there is some basic training in the book, seasoned trainers should take this book seriously. If you have tried other training books and been unsuccessful in seeing progress with your supposedly difficult dog, When Pigs Fly is the book for you. --Pam Dennison, Author of The Bringing Light to Shadow
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Jane nicely brings in teachings from Jean Donaldson, Pamela Dennison, Karen Pryor and Morgan Spector, into a format that is easy to understand and implement with your 'pigs fly' dog(s). Jane explains why you want to start out with shaping rather than just lure your dog into a behavior. How to get your 'pigs fly' to do work with you rather than do their own thing.
Learn how to get those basic behaviors that may have made your 'pigs fly' dog a failure in class and help you both shine in the next dog class you both take.
Thought that agility looked like fun but you were afraid to trust your dog offleash?
Your dog is walking you rather than the other way around?
Get this book and have fun training your 'pigs fly' dog.
Even though I bought and studied those other books, eventually I just plain gave up. My dogs weren't motivated by food, praise, or toys and greyhounds care even less than your average cat about what you want. I figured I was lucky they had natural manners and were very easy to walk.
Then we added our first rescue bull terrier. Walking her was like trying to play soccer with a bowling ball so I cracked open the books only to once again be frustrated and unsuccessful. We simply stopped walking her with any of the other dogs, but when we added two more rescues, a bully-pit mix pup and later a pit bull, solo walks were just no longer possible. But we HAD to walk them, so when I saw this book with a picture of what could be my own LucyLiu soaring across the cover, I was elated.
Turns out there was nothing wrong with the other books except that they were written for collies, shepherds, retrievers...dogs bred to look to people all day, every day, just dying to be told what to do next and thrilled to repeat things endlessly. "Pigs Fly" dogs have been bred to think and act independently, as anyone who has one knows very well. No wonder we were so frustrated!
Now I can walk all four (over 250lbs of muscle) at once! This book broke everything down very thoroughly and explained the "why" and "when" of each step.Read more ›
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This book gives very good advise and is also entertaining. I would recommend it.Published 11 days ago by Carol Accorsi
I will update, but this is the clearest book I've read so far and IT WORKS. My BichPoo is new, but our other dog didn't respond to "traditional" methods which my husband... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SerenityDiva
LOVE this book. I foster and re-habilitate dogs and this works for ANY and ALL breeds! My own dog LOVES to free shape and can't wait to work and learn something new every time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of great ideas! Most require a ton of proofing though, there are no magic solutions or fast answers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ned
Very interesting book that will make you and your dog think!
Far beyond the old-style jerk-on-the-leash training methods.
nothing new to inform me of the type of problems I am having I guess I should have researched its contents better, did me no goodPublished 2 months ago by Kindle user
I have an English Mastiff and a Schnoodle and it's really difficult to train two dogs together but this book explain things in easy termsPublished 3 months ago by Gracelr