This book is Jack Approved

Jack approves of this book!

(If you click on it, you can see the image larger.)

The book is, for those who don’t recognize the cover When Pigs Fly: Obedience Training for Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion. I *love* this book. While Jack is a lot easier to motivate than many huskies (or I wouldn’t have fallen in love!), the principles that Jane Killion presents are stilll awesome. Her chapter on figuring out what motivates your dog is brilliant, and I love this book as a basic primer for anyone interested in clicker training, particularly since it’s much lighter on the ‘traditional training is abyooosive’ emotional yanks that “The Power of Positive Dog Training” (Miller) and “The Culture Clash” (Donaldson) use.

When Pigs Fly is a GREAT book. My only beef with it is that it’s not laid out particularly intuitively for someone who isn’t already somewhat motivated to train their dog- there’s a lot of thinking and science to get through before the actual ‘how to’ starts. Nonetheless, it’s a great read, and a book that every dog owner should consider picking up, especially if they share their homes with a less than biddable breed!

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