When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs


by Jane Killion

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When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs

by Jane Killion

ISBN: 9781929242443

Publisher:  Dogwise Publishing

Publication Year: 2007

Format: Trade Paperback

Pages: 189

From the back cover:

“Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If you 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. But think again! Most kinds of dogs that people have trouble training (typically Hounds, Terriers, some Northern Breeds) actually have many characteristics that make them quite trainable – they are smart, they are good problem solvers, and they have strong drives to get what they want.

If this describes your dog, then it’s time to start working with your dog’s nature, not against it. 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!

Call them stubborn, call them independent but don’t give up!

  • Find out why you shouldn’t train your Pigs Fly dog like he’s a Lab or a Golden.
  • Learn how to make your dog operant, a dog who willingly tries to seek out the right behavior in return for a reward instead of always trying to get away with something bad.
  • You don’t need to constantly feed your dog to get good behavior. Learn how to use play and other activities your dog enjoys as effective rewards.”

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 25.3 × 17.7 × 1.1 cm

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