Chazz’s Literary Corner- Book Review & GiveAway-March 20, 2014

Book Review

Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzman

Copyright 2013 New York, NY ISBN 978-0-544-10257-6

SUMMARY: This is a fascinating story of the bonded working relationship between the professor and his Border Collie, Chaser: reportedly, one of the smartest breeds. At the time he was Professor at Wofford College of  Spartanburg, South Carolina, John Pilley developed training methods and engaged some of his students to help in Chaser’s training. Often Chaser was a member of the class, having been brought to the lab by Prof. Pilley.

OPINION: This is a highly interesting read. We found it motivating and inspirational regarding our  personal training goals for ChazztheDog.  We found it jaw dropping that this dog can find and identify 100’s of different dog toys in a huge pile of them, all jumbled together. The book also suggests that any Pet Pawrent can employ similar methods to teach their pet to learn multiple words and actions! If you want to go beyond Sit/Stay/Heel and really communicate with your dog – read Chaser’s story.

ChaserBooks(Image from Chaser FaceBook Page)


Win your very own copy of Chaser, and add it to your library of dog books


Period of GiveAway: 3.30.14 – 3.27.14

Winner will be announced at this blog o 3.28.14

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List 5 -10 words or actions you have taught your dog to recognize.

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DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this review are strictly our own. They have not been influenced by any outside sources. We received one copy of the book for review purposes and one copy to award in the GiveAway. We received no compensation for featuring this book at our blog.

About adoptedmom

Adopted Dog Mommy having an adventure with her new buddy, pal, fur-baby, Chazz the Terrier Shibu Ina mix.

Posted on March 20, 2014, in Adopted Mom To Chazz, Book Review, GiveAways & Contest, Pure Chazz and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Linda Szymoniak

    I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds. My senior girl knows the Japanese commands for ‘sit”, “give paw”, “other paw”,, “speak”, and “lay down”. My daughters had fun teacher her the Japanese commands and she never really learned the English equivalents, but does know the hand signals I use with the commands. I have my own hand signals, which my deaf hound girl, Ran, knows. She knows, by my own signals (not ASL or other common hand signals) “sit”, “give paw”, “other paw”, “lay”, and “down” (when she wants to jump up on someone or something). My other three know the same commands in English that Ran knows by sign language.

    • Linda Szymoniak

      I follow ChazztheDog1 on Twitter and like MuttMania on Facebook and Chaser on Facebook

    • Linda, thanks for entering this Giveaway. That is so cool your dogs know foreign language and hand signals. Good Luck on winning this book. I think you would really enjoy it!!

      Adopted Mom

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