Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/3/1999
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.75" long x 0.50" tall
|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|
|About the Author|