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Conversations with My Dog

2.98  ·  Rating Details ·  96 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Most people talk to their dogs (some people talk to their plants!), but Zig Ziglar has engaged in lively conversations and even the occasional debate with his Welsh Corgi dog, Taffy.

When Dirty Dog (Zig’s affectionate nickname for Taffy) walked into the Ziglar family household on his short, stubby legs in early 1995, he walked straight into Zig’s unsuspecting heart. Convers
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Cece Baez
Jul 13, 2010 Cece Baez rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
in my opinion this book has the wrong title and concept.....from reading the title, i got psyched up for a nice warming story about a dog and his/her owner....there is no "doginess" in this book at all....perhaps the title should've been something like: "The venting of Ziglar" or "The Zig Zag in Zig's Mind"
Jan 07, 2016 Joshua rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like Zig or personal development, this is a fun way to explore it as this is in many ways Zig discussing Success for Dummies to his dog. Though, I have to say, this book was a bit odd at first and I couldn't tell if old Zig had really lost his mind in his later years or if this was actually a brilliant idea. After finishing it, I think it was actually one of his best works. And while there's a certain irony to a book where someone explains life to a dog, it reminded me of the lessons I've ...more
Aug 28, 2008 chrissy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
You probably know that I will snatch up any book about dogs, relating to dogs, or ahem as a dog trainer as a main character, but this book sucks. I am listening to it on CD read by the author in my car and am afraid of what I may do to myself. I may fall asleep at the wheel or drive into a tree trunk on purpose. Zigler has such a drawl that I can barely listen to him, the fact that he is not saying anything worth listening to. He tells us what his dog says to him, but it is just plain ridiculous ...more
Robert Federline
Zig Ziglar is a perennial favorite. He is solidly based in scripture and in attitude. He chose an unusual vehicle to deliver his message this time, using his dog as a co-author. His distinctive speaking style is good for delivering his messages, but not for speaking as two characters, himself and his dog.

The points made in this book are worthwhile, and even pithy at times. He is succinct. This is not up to the usual level of his works, however.
Feb 21, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this story on audio while driving to and from work. It got my attention because it is about conversations that the owner has with his dog which is a Welsh Corgi. I have a Welsh Corgi - totally sweet dog. But the author takes the part of both the narrator and the dog's part - and there are a lot of good quality life lessons. "Dad" called his dog "Dirty Dog" although the dog's real name was "Laughy Taffy". Dad had a nickname for all his children and his wife (Redhead) - so now just t ...more
Ben Denison
Aug 28, 2016 Ben Denison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I love Zig Ziglar and the concept intrigued me. Zig's life lessons and his delivery is usually spot on. But, this book was terrible. Just totally failed in the execution. Barely made it through and only because I respect the author so much.

Didn't finish the book. Lost interest pretty quickly although I really do & did like Zig. Wonderful man.
Linda King
Sep 08, 2016 Linda King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pleasantly surprised not what I initiatly expected. lots of words of wisdom and life lessons.
Sep 15, 2016 Nicky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the simple yet profound life lessons that came out from the conversations. It reminded me to go back to basics and live a meaninful, wholesome life.
Don Weidinger
Dec 23, 2012 Don Weidinger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
about his 'dirty dog' and stories of life, relationships and forgiveness as a means of unharnessing self. Also, The autobiography of Zig; To achieve help someone else achieve, life is a teacher failure merely an occurrence, growing vs swelling (poor listener), a neurotic early career and curious to note how products were marketed and sold prior to stores like Walmart, jcpenny and others.
Jun 03, 2013 Ginger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: motivational
Mr. Ziglar wrote this as if he were carrying on a conversation with his family dog. He used the so called conversations to exemplify life lessons. Even though it seems quirky, it is a good way to capture an audience of dog lovers. As the book ends, he also enlightens us to the dying of "DirtyDog." He then uses this time to verbalized what a pet can truly mean to someone.
Nov 10, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delightful, meaningful, fun. Perfect combo. Listen to the audiobook read by the author for an extra dose of good times.
Jul 19, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A humorous and creative collection of stories. Ziglar does an amazing job sharing principles for relating with people.
Jan 12, 2008 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are dogs like people, or people like dogs? This was an escape with a tilt toward self-reflection.
Mar 12, 2009 Clark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-book-list
Zig is someone that should be listen to instead of read. This book goes over his other books.
Mar 05, 2011 Shirley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Very entertaining and some good thought to live by.
Jan 22, 2010 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't care for this book. I couldn't even finish it.
Oct 28, 2008 Michele rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Too schmaltzy. Couldn't even finish it.
Sep 02, 2011 Mei rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Zig Ziglar was a motivational teacher and trainer who traveled the world over, delivering his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement. As a talented author and speaker, he had international appeal that transcended every color, culture, and career. Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar had a unique delivery style and powerful messages that ear ...more
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