Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
A BETTER WAY TO BETTER BEHAVIOR
Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal -- and human -- behavior.
A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids -- even yourself -- without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips...or shooting the dog:
Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lynsey2 - LibraryThing
I really just skimmed this book as after I read the first chapter I realized it was more broad in scope than what I was looking for and really wasn't offering anything new. It also had a chapter on clicker training which I am not a fan of. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EowynA - LibraryThing
I have a new dog. She is young, hyperactive, strong, easily startled, and exploring the world by chewing it up. This book has helped me adjust my thinking, and is on the path to allowing me to adjust ... Read full review
Reinforcement Better than Rewards
Shaping Developing Super Performance Without Strain or Pain
Stimulus Control Cooperation Without Coercion
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