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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 8th, 2010, 3:34 pm

I ordered this book and got it in the mail today, and I had to laugh. She's talking about "biddable" dogs, and then has this description:

Biddable: willing to carry out the wishes of others: amenable, compliant, conformable, docile, obedient, submissive, supple, tractable (Rogers II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition 1995). These are qualities that have been highly prized by breeders of working dogs throughout the centuries. Careful breeding over thousands of years has cultivated dogs that have an inclination to both work with and take direction from man. If you are reading this book, you probably do not have one of these dogs. If you laughed when you read the definition of biddable you definitely do not have one of those dogs.


That last sentence just killed me! lmao
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Postby amazincc » February 8th, 2010, 3:42 pm

I love this book. I got it after joining here to help w/Micks training.

I have NEVER had one of those dogs. :giggle:
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Postby maberi » February 8th, 2010, 3:53 pm

Good stuff :wink:

I've yet to read this book but I've heard good things about it. Let me know your thoughts when you are done Liz
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 8th, 2010, 4:30 pm

This is one of my recommended books...:) I :heartbeat: this book. :) My copy is out on loan to a friend that has WHIPPETS. ;)

I have naturally biddable dogs and some that are not naturally biddable...so I enjoyed this book immensely! lol
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Postby BullyLady » February 8th, 2010, 4:41 pm

LMAO I definitely do NOT have biddable dog! Though admittedly their stubbornness is kind of what I love about my bulldogs. :oops:
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Postby Hundilein » February 8th, 2010, 8:56 pm

This is one of my favorite training books. I found myself nodding and smiling the whole time I was reading it.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 8th, 2010, 9:17 pm

Sarah, I keep doing that, too! I'm almost halfway through it already. :oops:
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Postby mnp13 » February 9th, 2010, 12:16 am

I'm actually thinking of getting Control Uleashed finally, then I just saw that there is a DVD set that goes with it. Has anyone seen the DVD's? Are they worth the money?
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Postby Hundilein » February 9th, 2010, 12:21 am

mnp13 wrote:I'm actually thinking of getting Control Uleashed finally, then I just saw that there is a DVD set that goes with it. Has anyone seen the DVD's? Are they worth the money?


Erin, was it the Control Unleashed videos that we watched at Hazel's in NH when I went up to the flyball tournament with you a couple years ago? I'm thinking not, but my memory is hazy. I remember that the one we watched was not very good, but I don't remember what it was.
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 9th, 2010, 12:28 am

Hundilein wrote:
mnp13 wrote:I'm actually thinking of getting Control Uleashed finally, then I just saw that there is a DVD set that goes with it. Has anyone seen the DVD's? Are they worth the money?


Erin, was it the Control Unleashed videos that we watched at Hazel's in NH when I went up to the flyball tournament with you a couple years ago? I'm thinking not, but my memory is hazy. I remember that the one we watched was not very good, but I don't remember what it was.


No...they weren't CU videos...it was before CU...ummm...they were some sort of Clean Run videos. I don't remember what they were (other than really bad). :|
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Postby DeeNtheChillas » February 9th, 2010, 12:38 am

I have one biddable dog, and one mentally challenged dog... 'erm, I guess I would call him not-so-biddable. :smileUp: Life is never dull living with him.

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Postby Malli » February 9th, 2010, 3:32 am

I haven't gotten far in this book :oops: , but I love it :)

I SOOOOOOooooo do NOT have a biddable dog.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 9th, 2010, 8:07 am

Michelle, I've heard that the CU DVD is a good addition to the book but not so good as a stand-alone.
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Postby Hundilein » February 9th, 2010, 9:17 am

TheRedQueen wrote:
Hundilein wrote:Erin, was it the Control Unleashed videos that we watched at Hazel's in NH when I went up to the flyball tournament with you a couple years ago? I'm thinking not, but my memory is hazy. I remember that the one we watched was not very good, but I don't remember what it was.


No...they weren't CU videos...it was before CU...ummm...they were some sort of Clean Run videos. I don't remember what they were (other than really bad). :|


That's what I thought, but I thought I remembered seeing the CU book on that trip, so I thought maybe everything had just come out.
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Postby maberi » February 9th, 2010, 9:23 am

mnp13 wrote:I'm actually thinking of getting Control Uleashed finally, then I just saw that there is a DVD set that goes with it. Has anyone seen the DVD's? Are they worth the money?


I thought the club had copies of this :| I know at one point they did a review of the dvd's at someone's house a few months back. I would contact Ada to find out since she hosted the review at her place
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Postby TheRedQueen » February 9th, 2010, 9:40 am

Hundilein wrote:That's what I thought, but I thought I remembered seeing the CU book on that trip, so I thought maybe everything had just come out.


I think CU had just come out...I think Hazel had a copy that I was drooling over. But the videos are newer...they weren't for CU...I know that much. ;)
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Postby mnp13 » February 9th, 2010, 7:13 pm

maberi wrote:
mnp13 wrote:I'm actually thinking of getting Control Uleashed finally, then I just saw that there is a DVD set that goes with it. Has anyone seen the DVD's? Are they worth the money?


I thought the club had copies of this :| I know at one point they did a review of the dvd's at someone's house a few months back. I would contact Ada to find out since she hosted the review at her place

thanks!

I'll check on thursday.
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Postby furever_pit » February 9th, 2010, 9:48 pm

heehee. That made me laugh.
Control Unleashed is on my list as well. I have heard so many good things about it. I didn't know there was a DVD set too.
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Postby tiva » February 16th, 2010, 4:52 pm

Our copy of When Pigs Fly came today. What fun! Just as I started searching for that definition of "biddable", the FedEx truck came down the driveway, hours early. Vanya was snoozing on the back deck in the sun, and decided it was his turn to illustrate what When Pigs Fly is all about. He adores vans, new people, open car doors...so when the FedEx driver opened up her door, Vanya leapt in (ignoring my recall command, of course) and tried to smother her with kisses, in between checking out her van for hidden treats. Luckily, she likes dogs and Vanya decided she's even cuter than his plush dog.

Here's a clip of Vanya playing the shaping game. I'm lazy, so I usually lure, but I felt guilty enough reading the first chapters that I decided to get out a wooden box and shape some interactions with the box:
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Thanks for the recommendation for this book. It looks great.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 16th, 2010, 6:22 pm

OMG he is too adorable. I would just eat him up all day every day.
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