Category Archives: WPF

Discretion is the Better Part of Valor

Yes, folks, the phrase of the day is “Discretion is the better part of valor.”   Brought three dogs to an APDT rally trial today.   Took Augie, my in tact male Bull Terrier, out and his nose hit the … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness – Is There Room For Emotion In Dog Training?

Changing Values We live in a golden age of dog training, and this is an exciting time to be a dog trainer.   Just a few decades ago, Karen Pryor and the Baileys launched training technology which ignited a huge paradigm … Continue reading

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Video Blog: Don’t Get Discouraged! You Will Succeed With Your Pigs Fly Agility Dog!

It’s a sparkling fall day, you’ve gotten up at 4AM, packed up your car and your dog, and driven a couple of hours to a beautiful park for an agility trial. When you pull in, you see the equipment gleaming … Continue reading

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What Does The Clicker Really Mean?

My Cattle Dog puppy, Ellie Rose, inspired this blog yesterday.  I was training her in agility and using both food and toys as a reinforcer.  I was clicking and treating for her mastering a difficult and new approximation of a … Continue reading

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When Pigs Fly Dog Training: It’s not just for breakfast anymore.

Got this great comment from Tricia Dunlop in the UK and it inspired me to make a blog post out of it: “What a great website and blog. I do not have a ‘pigs fly dog’. I do agility with … Continue reading

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At what age can I start training my puppy? Can a tiny puppy handle obedience training?

Almost every puppy owner client I have asks me these questions, so I thought I’d address them in the blog, since it seems to be a big concern. Here are my answers to those questions: First, you can’t start too … Continue reading

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The When Pigs Fly Website is Officially Up!

The When Pigs Fly website is officially up!  www.whenpigsflydogtraining.com Please visit us and let us know what you think!  We will be adding great video footage soon, so check back often or, better yet, become a Pigs Fly Follower!

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Isn’t This Everyone’s Ideal?

Aren’t they sweet?  Such good dogs, aren’t they?  So nice, the way they all get along and hang out.  I bred two of them, so I’d like to think that I’m some kind of genius breeder that produces darling Bull … Continue reading

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What A Great Summer

What a great summer we’re having here at When Pigs Dog Training.  We’re busy working on the new website and filming for our DVD.  Having a great time working with “Pigs Fly Dogs” and making new friends.  We will be … Continue reading

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