Don't Shoot The Dog!: The New Art Of Teaching And Training
  • Don't Shoot The Dog!: The New Art Of Teaching And Training
  • Don't Shoot The Dog!: The New Art Of Teaching And Training
  • Don't Shoot The Dog!: The New Art Of Teaching And Training
ISBN: 0553380397
EAN13: 9780553380392
Language: English
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.1" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
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Book Overview


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 -- including work with children with autism

Learn why pet owners rave, This book changed our lives! and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.

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   Psychotherapist recommended
The book is a quick read, said Dr. Steve Turner, director of the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Now I am using it to train my dog, my work colleagues and my kids because I tend to be a pushover and typically get little compliance from others as a result. Simply put, these techniques are effective without having to feel like you are being overly aggressive, selfish or inconsiderate.
   MUST READ for anyone leading anything--
Not sure why this is socounterintuitive for people, but I witness it everyday in how my 30+ managers interact with the staff members who report to them. The book club is already meeting and we are starting a mandatory reading program for all supervisors! It's great to see the new managers get to know each other a little better, too. At every level of the organization, expect to see job satisfaction soar.
   The Ins and Outs of Training Either People or Animals
His writing style is interesting and lively, and I enjoyed working with him. She applies the principles of training to both human and animal behavior. Whether you're training a puppy or a new husband, if you're interested in learning the principles and techniques of training, I can highly recommend this book.
The Harrisons’ training methods are described in detail in their book, “The Confusion Theory of Training.” It's a catch all for training your dog, children, coworkers, friends, and anything else you want to train. No new eureka moments, mind you.
   Simply, clicker training works and Karen lays out a ...
Simply, clicker training works and Karen lays out a logical system for implementing it into your animal training.
   My friend who's a police & service dog trainer recommended this & Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson to me ...
My friend who's a police and service dog trainer recommended this and Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson to me after I told her I was getting my first dog. I'm glad I read this book before I read Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson. Karen Pryor did an excellent job explaining how to properly use the classroom, she said. I would highly recommend it to anyone, not just dog people.
   good book
i was wondering why the hell i bought it and i dont have a dog. But, as Psychology Today noted, "it was a very interesting read about positive reinforcement."
   Interesting… but not what I expected
Although the book was very well written, it almost gave me more insight on how to train my husband and kids. The context was also too advanced and deep thinking for what it was. If you're getting this book to learn the basics of training and caring for your dog, don't. Side note: One interesting part of the exercise I did find was how there really isn't one training method that works. Positive reinforcement is typically what you should use 90% of the time, but she has categories for different types of training which include negative and punishment based. I found this interesting, said Dr. Chester Floyd, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
   This is an Awful Book
I've seen it recommended by so many dog trainers. It's terrible, said Blair. The whole book is the autobiography of how she trains people and tells stories about her life. The book is actually divided into three sections: "Planning," "Dealing With" and "Conclusion."
   Great Advice.
If you think you know what HBO is all about, don't let the title fool you. This is great for training people, too. The writer of the book says the "joke" is intended for humans, children in particular.