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

ISBN-10: 0553380397
ISBN-13: 9780553380392
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
Authors: Karen Pryor
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/3/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.30" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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: The principles of the revolutionary "clicker training" method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response--so there is no question what action you are rewarding 8 methods of ending undesirable habits--from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection training" Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.

Foreword
Reinforcement: Better than Rewards
Shaping: Developing Super Performance Without Strain or Pain
Stimulus Control: Cooperation Without Coercion
Untraining: Using Reinforcement to Get Rid of Behavior You Don't Want
Reinforcement in the Real World
Clicker Training: A New Technology
Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index

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