Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training

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Ringpress Books Limited, 2002 - Behavior modification - 202 pages
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Originally published entitled: Don't shoot the dog!: how to improve yourself and others through behavioral training, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.

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Excellent introduction to operant conditioning. - Goodreads
Straight forward and easy to read. - Goodreads
Definitely a page turner and definitely a re-read. - Goodreads
Very helpful training tips that helped me a lot! - Goodreads
Reference for animal training. - Goodreads

Review: Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

I was really learning Dog Training at the time I read this, and it had some helpful advice to keep in mind. Positive reinforcement is a valuable technique for all animals - including humans! I do not own this book - I borrowed it from the library. Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

The ticket to training another to modify a behavior is shaping & timely reinforcement...not punishment. Trying with my pet & a few humans :-) Read full review

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Karen Pryor wrote the first edition of Nursing Your Baby in 1963. A biologist by training, she currently writes and lectures on the art of positive reinforcement training.

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