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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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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 ›
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.
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This is a book written in a general sense,for a specific niche, which is surprisingly helpful for a much wider audience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leonora Bor
It described my dog perfectly and offered solutions to correct many of my dogs problems.Published 1 month ago by rosemary
Excellent ideas of how to train what may be a stubborn dog. Easy to follow steps ... and it really works. Don't give up on your dog until you read this book!Published 2 months ago by Valerie G. Aarne
Great, practical tips. I wish I'd had this earlier, but we're trying it anyway and having some success. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dillion's videos and books are game changers for ethical breeders and conscientious pet owners. A must have.Published 4 months ago by C. Monzingo