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Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training by
Karen Pryor. Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of
behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how
this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of
all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment,
guilt trips--or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all
kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of "shaping"
behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection
training." How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs,
cigarettes, overeating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult
problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. .
.House training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off
the table, and much more!
ISBN: 0553380397 1999 Bantam Doubleday Dell 202pp $10.36
Pryor on Behavior: Essays and Research by Karen
Pryor. This collection brings together Karen Pryor's dolphin research
articles, some fascinating writing on dogs, animal training, and behavior,
and the pick of her popular essays from New York, Psychology Today, and
other magazines. Pryor's a wonderful writer as well as a gifted scientist.
ISBN: 0962401714 1994 Sunshine Books $24.95
Started: Clicker Training for dogs Including
a Dog & a Dolphin by Karen Pryor. The book explains what clicker
training is, why you should use it and especially how to use it. Clicker
training is not about the clicker or about food! It is about reinforcement
and correct timing, in such a way that information is communicated between
trainer and dog. Together you and the dog will learn a new way of
interacting. Learn from this book how training can be fun, both for you
and your dog!
ISBN: 1890948004 1999 Sunshine books 64pp $8.95
Training for Obedience Shaping Top Performance--Positively by
Morgan Spector. Shaping top performance positively! In this
breakthrough book, learn how and why to use clicker training, the
technology of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, to train
you dog. Whether you're starting off with a new puppy or headed for the
Obedience ring, these step-by-step instructions will work for you. You'll
learn how you can use positive reinforcers, instead of force and
punishment, to build reliable performance at every level of training.
ISBN: 0962401781 1999 Sunshine 267pp $29.95
Training: the fun sport for all dogs by Jane
Simmons-Moake. This book is perfect for anyone starting out in agility,
perfect for disaster dog training. It covers all the obstacles, easy ways
to train them, and even has sections on picking out the right Agility
puppy and obedience training. There are instructions for building your own
equipment, how to hold your own trial, and much more. It is easy for
beginners of almost any age to understand, and it graduates to more
advanced levels of competition and different kinds of courses.
ISBN: 0876054025 1992 IDG 256pp $20.76
Before the Wind by Karen Pryor and Konrad
Lorenz. This book is an account of Karen Pryor's experiences
learning about operant conditioning in order to train porpoises and whales
at the newly opened Sea Life Park in Hawaii. The historical account is
fascinating all on its own, but I treasure this book because of its
discussion of training not just porpoises, but truly any animal, with
positive reinforcement. I loved the way she and her colleagues freely
borrowed from their experiences with one species to apply them to others
-- the sections on training Trainers and training Otters are not only
hilarious, but also terribly insightful into how 'animals' of all species