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: 6715

Includes a new section on clicker training.
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Culture Clash

Author: Jean Donaldson

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 161781119X

Category: Dogs

Page: N.A

View: 5693

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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: 5287

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
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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: 2635

"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.
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Please don't shoot my dog

Author: Jackie Cooper

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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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: 1263

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.
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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: 8107

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Puppy Start Right

Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Author: Kenneth M. Martin

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948443

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 9145

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When Pigs Fly!

Training Success with Impossible Dogs

Author: Jane Killion

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242441

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 336

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!
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Keeper Tales of Training with Positive Reinforcement

Author: Grey Stafford

Publisher: Ireinforce.Com

ISBN: 9780979681004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 7643

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
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Lads Before the Wind

Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948047

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 3120

"Diary of a dolphin trainer"--Cover.
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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

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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.
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Animal Training

Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Ken Ramirez

Publisher: Shedd Aquarium Society


Category: Pets

Page: 578

View: 3185

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The Human Half of Dog Training

Author: Risë VanFleet

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811157

Category: Dog owners

Page: N.A

View: 4670

Most dog trainers have a strong desire to help dogs learn appropriate behaviors and solve the kinds of problems that most dogs experience or create. It is why they get into the business in the first place and it is what they are trained to do. What is challenging for so many trainers is that their success in working with dogs ultimately depends on the cooperation, understanding and follow-through of the people who bring their dogs to them to be trained. Failure to work with people often leads to failure with the dogs. In The Human Half of Dog Training, author Risë VanFleet draws upon her years of experience of working with people as a child and family psychologist to teach dog trainers how take a collaborative approach with clients to help insure the best possible outcomes for their dogs.
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On Behavior

Essays & Research

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9780962401718

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

View: 6611

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For the Love of a Dog

Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

Author: Patricia B. McConnell

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345477146

Category: Pets

Page: 332

View: 5442

An animal behaviorist draws on case studies and the latest scientific research to discuss the truth about a dog's emotional life, its implications for the human-canine bond, and its impact on dog training.
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Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 3533

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
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Clicker Training for Dogs

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Karen Pryor's Clicker Training

ISBN: 9781890948214

Category: Pets

Page: 100

View: 4012

The author explains how to use clicker training, originally designed for dolphins, to train dogs effectively.
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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: 7443

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