Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals
From the celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment dog training and author of the groundbreaking bestseller Don't Shoot the Dog!, Karen Pryor explains her innova- tive training method that has changed the lives of millions of animals.
Behavioral biologist Karen Pryor has spent more than thirty years in the business of training animals. First developed for marine mammals, Pryor's all-positive “clicker” training system is a safe and effective way to modify behavior—by isolating wanted behaviors and ignoring the unwanted—and is now in world-wide use with dogs, cats, horses, birds, zoo animals, and increasingly, humans.
Reaching the Animal Mind explains in clear, accessible language, the background of the ever-widening applica- tion of non-punitive training for animals of all kinds. Pryor introduces us to some of the multitudes that have benefited, including clicker-trained ponies that can surf, a dangerous baboon, a police dog who pulls off a “hat trick,” and, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the world's gloomiest birds are taught how to play. Thanks to Pryor, readers can teach their own cat how to give a high-five, or get their dog to find the car keys, as well as train their pet to eliminate bad behavior.
Part Animals in Translation, part The Dog Whisperer, this book combines science, mesmerizing stories, and practical how-to information in a book that will become invaluable to anyone who has animals in their life, domestic or otherwise.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amaraduende - LibraryThing
This was SO AMAZING. It talkes about the amygdala (the brain part I was named after LOL) and all of the physical things that happen with a noise like a click that can't happen with voice-training. She ... Read full review
Review: Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All AnimalsUser Review - Lisa Sipe - Goodreads
Karen Pryor actually does what she says - she tells multiple stories using a variety of species about making connections with animals during training. For anyone who wonders whether their dog/horse/cat or even fish thinks, this is an eye opener :-) Read full review
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