Book review announcement on ‘When pigs fly…” dog training manual
By Laure-Anne Visele, October 2014
About the author
I am the co-founder and head trainer at OhMyDog! (dog training school in The Hague) and run a behaviour therapy practice at Canis bonus. I graduated in Zoology, certified in dog training, and got a postgrad specialization in applied animal behaviour. When I am not training or rehabilitating dogs, I obsessively review dog books and write about dog behaviour for my own blog and other websites.
When pigs fly: Training success with impossible dogs
“When pigs fly” was written by Jane Killion, an internationally successful dog trainer. She promotes capitalizing on what hyper dogs find intrinsically rewarding to turn them into best-in-class obedience champions. She also uses minimal prompting of the dog and prefers catching the dog in the act of performing the desired behaviour instead – having created a clever set up beforehand of course. Very ambitious program, but great chapters explaining the clicker and other training concepts and techniques for beginners. I recommend it.
You can read the complete review for ‘When pigs fly’ here.