Don't Shoot the Dog!

The New Art of Teaching and Training

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860542381

Category: Behavior modification

Page: 202

View: 3115

Includes a new section on clicker training.

Reaching the Animal Mind

Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546251

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 5588

From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book—part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave. A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training—an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior—and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor’s interactions with animals of all sorts, Reaching the Animal Mind presents the sum total of her life’s work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life. For bonus video clips, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises, and links expanding on the contents of the book, go to

Culture Clash

Author: Jean Donaldson

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 161781119X

Category: Dogs

Page: N.A

View: 7094


Puppy Start Right

Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Author: Kenneth M. Martin

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948443

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 2183


The Other End of the Leash

Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307489180

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 6795

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.


Keeper Tales of Training with Positive Reinforcement

Author: Grey Stafford

Publisher: Ireinforce.Com

ISBN: 9780979681004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 4413

Training should be about helping animals succeed, not boosting our egos. That idea is at the core of Zoomility ? a combination of humility and Dr. Stafford's years of experience training animals at zoos and other facilities. Using only reinforcement ? never punishment ? Zoomility outlines steps you can follow to teach your animal calm, cooperative and complex behaviors that will hold up in any situation. Using Zoomility's 3Rs (request, response, reinforce) you'll be able to train any animal, regardless of age or past behavior issues. Dr. Stafford includes dozens of "recipes" to guide you through helpful behaviors like sit, stay, and so much more. And using the techniques you'll learn in Zoomility, you'll be able to create your own recipes to successfully shape any behavior.?It works!? ? Jack Hanna

Lads Before the Wind

Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948047

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 1584

"Diary of a dolphin trainer"--Cover.

It's Not the Dogs, It's the People!

A Dog Trainer's Guide to Training Humans

Author: Nicole Wilde

Publisher: Phantom Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966772630

Category: Dog trainers

Page: 132

View: 4126


When Pigs Fly!

Training Success with Impossible Dogs

Author: Jane Killion

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242441

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 4010

Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding No! then you may think you have an impossible dog, a Pigs Fly dog, one you may think can never be trained. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. Youll be amazed at what your bad dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!

Animal Training 101

The Complete and Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Behavior Modification

Author: Jenifer A. Zeligs, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1634130669

Category: Pets

Page: 344

View: 4106

"Animal training 101," the first handbook of its kind, finally offers a complete marriage of the science of animal behavior and the practical art of animal training. In one comprehensive volume, this approach is presented in a simple and practical way that will be useful to both the seasoned professional and a beginning level enthusiast working with animals of any species. --back cover.

On Behavior

Essays & Research

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9780962401718

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

View: 8026


Plenty in Life Is Free

Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace

Author: Kathy Sdao

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810851

Category: Dog trainers

Page: N.A

View: 1095

In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.

Animal Training

Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Ken Ramirez

Publisher: Shedd Aquarium Society


Category: Pets

Page: 578

View: 5108


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0307371565

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2819

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Click to Win!

Clicker Training for the Show Ring

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948108

Category: Clicker training (Animal training)

Page: 97

View: 6122

Presents the techniques and benefits of clicker training for the show ring.

Power of Reinforcement, The

Author: Stephen Ray Flora

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791485986

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 5986

Makes the controversial argument that reinforcement is a real and valuable force in human behavior.

Click to Calm

Healing the Aggressive Dog

Author: Emma Parsons

Publisher: Sunshine Books

ISBN: 9781890948207

Category: Pets

Page: 181

View: 4496

Positive Answers for the Aggressive Dog. The dog that bites. The dog that attacks other dogs. The dog who may not survive his own aggressive behavior. What can be done to help these dogs? When Emma Parsons, canine behavior consultant, discovered that her own dog was aggressive, she developed innovative and effective strategies to calm, alter, and re-shape his reactive displays, and those of her clients' dogs.

The Power of Positive Dog Training

Author: Pat Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470893463

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 7567

A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.