Don't Shoot the Dog!

Don't Shoot the Dog!

The New Art of Teaching and Training

Book - 1999
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, c1999.
Edition: Rev. ed. --
ISBN: 9780553380392
0553380397
Characteristics: xvi, 202 p.

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tbirch237
Mar 25, 2013

The absolute best book for anyone who needs to manage any mammal on the planet whether its a dog, toddler, or killer whale. Easy to read and well-researched, it's title and thinness conceal a wealth of useful information. This is NOT your usual self-help book by any means.

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orthogonal
Dec 10, 2012

I love this book! It has a lot of information but the presentation is sweetened with animal stories. I use positive reinforcement every day at work and it works!

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