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  • Paperback: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA) (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890948101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890948108
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,106,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet M. Foltz on April 15 2004
Format: Paperback
First off let me say that I have a great deal of respect for Karen Pryor. I own her amazing video, Clicker Magic, and have read Don't Shoot the Dog along with many of her articles about animal training. I admire her greatly. She writes with a healthy sense of humor, and her advice is always sound.
However, this book was a great disappointment to me. Although the articles are interesting, the training instruction is very broad. I had hoped for more specific information. If you are just starting out using a clicker to train, your money would be better spent on the above titles from Karen Pryor. I also recommend videos and books by Gary Wilkes.
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I just received the new book by Karen Pryor, Click to Win! It's great! It's about clicker training dogs for the show ring, but everything in there can be applied to horses. It's very concise and gives lists of Tips for Getting Started, Targeting, Getting Rid of Unwanted Behaviors, Shaping, etc. I love the part where she talks about judging and all things being equal, showmanship can win the ribbon. You can teach your dog to take the stack on his own and then give the judge an "adoring" look. Too cool! My favorite part was about breeders who are clicker training their litters from birth. Some breeders offer replacement guarantees for animals that don't work out. The breeders who are CT'ing litters and offering replacement guarantees have had their replacement numbers dropped to zero!
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Click To Win: Clicker Training for the Show Ring April 23 2002
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Format: Paperback
I just received the new book by Karen Pryor, Click to Win! It's great! It's about clicker training dogs for the show ring, but everything in there can be applied to horses. It's very concise and gives lists of Tips for Getting Started, Targeting, Getting Rid of Unwanted Behaviors, Shaping, etc. I love the part where she talks about judging and all things being equal, showmanship can win the ribbon. You can teach your dog to take the stack on his own and then give the judge an "adoring" look. Too cool! My favorite part was about breeders who are clicker training their litters from birth. Some breeders offer replacement guarantees for animals that don't work out. The breeders who are CT'ing litters and offering replacement guarantees have had their replacement numbers dropped to zero!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
How to train your dog to self-stack and gait at the best pace May 7 2010
By M. HARDT - Published on Amazon.com
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This book stands by itself -- nowhere else will one find how to train a dog to self-stack without ever putting a hand on him. These are techniques that are known by the great handlers and used in the ring with the great dogs. One doesn't need to use a clicker -- one can "cluck" as if directing a horse to go faster. The book shows you, step by step, how to teach your dog to self-stack with attention, how to gait at the best speed with reach and drive and how to teach a dog to put its ears up, its tail up and its tail down as needed.

The reviewer that stated that no one uses clickers in the ring obviously does not understand clicker training. The clicker (or the click sound) is only used to train the dog; once the dog understands the command, praise can be substituted. How much better than waving bait around or using a squeaky toy to try to get your dog's ears up and his attention!
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Click to win Book review Jan. 11 2011
By Klkorizis - Published on Amazon.com
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Ordered the book "Click To Win " . It's a fast read with plenty of examples. I love it.
Expensive May 20 2013
By Jadeet - Published on Amazon.com
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Shipped promptly and packed well but bought it a year ago and have not used it yet so.. really can't say if it is good.in my opinion, cost too much for a book.
Positive training, practical strategies Nov. 24 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great strategies forgetting the most from yur show dog.
Very specific and easy to follow tips for training any show dog.

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