Don't Shoot the Dog!

Don't Shoot the Dog!

The New Art of Teaching and Training

Book - 1999
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A new guide to promoting animal obedience offers practical advice on how keep a cat off the table, popular new "clicker" training techniques, and "affection training." Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

& Taylor

Discusses the underlying principles of behaviorial modification and explains how to apply the methodology of positive reinforcement of areas ranging from memory improvement to breaking addictive habits

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780553380392
Characteristics: xvi, 202 p. ; 22 cm


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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.

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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