Don't Shoot the Dog! : The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor (1999, Paperback, Revised)
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- SynopsisA Better Way to Better Behavior Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods madeDon'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.,Includes a new section on clicker training.
- AuthorKaren Pryor
- Number Of Pages224 pages
- Edition DescriptionRevised
- Publication Date1999-08-03
- PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
- Edition Number2
- Weight7.1 Oz
- Height0.6 In.
- Width5.2 In.
- Length8.2 In.
- LC Classification NumberBF637.B4P69 1999
- Dewey Decimal153.8/5
- Dewey Edition21
- Reviews"This delightful, clear, and utterly helpful book is for anyone who wants to understand or change the behavior of an animal--whether the animal in question is a barking dog, a nosy neighbor, a hostile cat, or you and your own bad habits." --Carol Tavris, Ph.D., author of Anger
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- slumberjunkieApr 09, 2015by
Great Book. A must read for teachers, trainers and those working in behavior analysis. The techniques recommended by the author aren't just for furry friends, rather they can be used with just about anyone!
- 1022666145@dele...Oct 06, 2011by
A must-read for everyone! It will help improve your life in many ways!
I bought this book for my Animal Training course in college. Instead of a traditional textbook, the teacher is using this as our book.
So far I've only read the Preface and Chapter 1, and I love it! I think everyone should take the time out to read Don't Shoot the Dog!; Karen Pryor uses human experiences to describe how everyone can use positive reinforcement to shape their own behaviors or the behaviors of those around us (without them even knowing). It's an easy read as she uses everyday language, and not those scientific words that so many of us dislike trying to comprehend. I definitely would have read this book on my own time even if I wasn't required to read it for class.
As I have only read the first two chapters, I cannot say what I dislike about the book at this point in time. Also, I have not read any other training books (but I intend to) so I cannot say how this differs from other products. I can say that you will have the best results with positive reinforcement!Read full review
- lonestang1Oct 08, 2011by
Very nice book, 2nd time I bought it
I bought this as a layman's way of explaining behavioral techniques to my employees and clients. It is a quick and easy read and it gives tons of practical examples of using training techniques.
- cambridgeratmomJan 09, 2007by
Clicker Training For Everyone and Anyone
Karen Pryor was among the first behaviorists to take a positive approach to training animals (and children and spouses!). The beauty of clicker training is that you must understand your subject and work with them. Domination is out, understanding your subject is in. In the end, you will have a happy, well-mannered animal that isn't scared of you.
The hardest part of this for most people to understand is that IT TAKES TIME AND PATIENCE. There are no easy, quick ways to train an animal; you must make a time commitment and kindness commitment. That's what clicker training emphasizes. But the results you get with your subject really stick.
What I found particularly helpful in the book is the extensive use of examples and tables with examples. You don't have to wonder if you understood the concept because the examples are so good and clearly explained; they back up and support the descriptions.
The book is relatively short, but packed full of information. It's the classic clicker training reference book. I have read and re-read it, it's that enjoyable.Read full review
- bkhickmanFeb 01, 2008by
One of the Best Dog Training Books Ever!
If you only read one book on dog training this is it. Karen Pryor has a strong background in animal behavior with a variety of different animals and has built a huge business on very effective training techniques. At first I was skeptical that a child's toy clicker could ever be an effective tool in training dogs but she proved me wrong.
If you want the best most effective way to train your this is it.
This is an uncompensated endorsement and I am not affiliated with Karen Pryor in any way.