When Pigs Fly: Training Success with Impossible Dogs

When Pigs Fly: Training Success with Impossible Dogs

by Jane Killion

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ISBN-13: 9781929242443
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 146,024
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Your Dog Can Be Trained!     7
Understanding the "Pigs Fly" Training System     16
What are Clickers and Markers?     27
Fundamentals of Shaping Behaviors     36
Teaching Attention as a Behavior     53
Using Your Dog's Natural Behaviors to Train Him     61
Learning How To Play With Your Dog     77
How To Teach Your Dog Any Behavior     93
Basic Behaviors     99
Problem Behaviors     137
Living and Training in Harmony     168
Resources     177
Acknowledgements     182
Author Biography     184
Index     185

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When Pigs Fly - Training Success With Impossible Dogs 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Penelope_ More than 1 year ago
WOW, WOW, WOW. This book is awesome and Jane Killion really knows what she's talking about. I adopted a bull terrier pup and he was exactly like one of her own dogs that she desscribes. He couldn't give two figs about what I was trying to teach him. He was totallly on his own agenda. After doing only the first couple of excersizes in this book, he's almost a completely different dog and more than happy to start a training excersize with me. She has so much experience with one of the most stubborn breeds and she shares all her knowledge clearly with a sense of humor. If her system worked with my dog, i can't imagine it not working for anyone else's. I truly thought that my dog was mentally handicapped until I read this book. Her route may not be the best route to take with dogs that are already eager to work and train with you, but if you have a dog that looks at you like you are stupid if you think he's going to do ANYTHING you want him to do, this is a book you should read.
pitbullmamaliz More than 1 year ago
This book kept me captivated from beginning to end. Her descriptions are hilarious and it makes you feel better for not having a dog that lives to please you, but that actually expects something in return. It is a clearly written book and has step by step instructions that can be built upon each other for more advanced exercises, so I think it would be appropriate for both beginners and more advanced people. I wish I had found this years ago!
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