Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining In Plain English How Dogs Learn And How Best To Teach Them
  • Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining In Plain English How Dogs Learn And How Best To Teach Them
  • Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining In Plain English How Dogs Learn And How Best To Teach Them
  • Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining In Plain English How Dogs Learn And How Best To Teach Them
ISBN: 1888047070
EAN13: 9781888047073
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 30, 2013
Pages: 172
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.4" L x 5.4" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in Clear English How Dogs Learn and How Best To Teach Them reveals the secret for increasing the speed and efficiency of dog training. With the freedom of understanding how your dog learns comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient and enjoyable for your dog.

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   For the serious student of dog training.
Dr. Reid's book is the next step after you think that you understand what is all about operant conditioning. You'll find out that you didn't know it all! She explains complex concepts in an accessible way, with many excellent examples. It is a book to keep handy for those times when you can 't remember what is a negative punishment!
 
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   Much better out there..
I now train out about 20 books as I read to be a coach. At its best, this book is difficult. It is certainly scientific in its language, which is often difficult to read, but the author also creates many abbreviations for terms that make it virtually impossible to look back. The second thing I find extremely inappropriate is the author's advocacy of lead - erks, shock - collars and ear pinches. There is plenty of good new research out there that offers ways to show control in your dog without inflicting irreparable damage to your relationship or exercise animal abuse as a sound way to train control. Turid Rugaas offer, but better advice and write in a way that us mere mortals can understand.
 
5
   Really great book
A good read is really a real one. I am using it in a chapter breakdown for my service dog training school. Teaches learn theory in an understandable way.
 
5
   Great background on dog behavior.
This book is a must for anyone serious about the training of dogs.
 
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   Excel
I'm a pretty smart person, but with this book I have to read each page twice or three times. I am also involved with a book club and we are really slow going through it and talking about it because all six of us have problems. It is so hard to understand.
 
5
   Recommended by my trainer
Excellent educational material directed at people who want to know more about how dogs learn. Great resource that must be studied slowly and digested. For people who want to know more about why coachs train the way they do, excellent for people who want to know more.
 
4
   Poor quality printing and some outdated techniques
This is a very good book, written with clear explanations and examples of some fairly complex concepts. However, it was written in 1996 and dog training has since moved away from aversives. Understanding the effect of aversuves is important, but I don 't think it is appropriate to include aversive training instructions in a text that is recommended reading for the CPDT-KA exam, an exam from an organization that promotes LIMA. However, a major problem with the copy I received was the printing. The type was gray and pixelated, making it hard to read. The font is fairly small, which didn 't help.
 
3
   This is not "very good" condition
Ordered in very good condition and I received a book with a ton of writing inside it from the last user. Very good is only supposed to be a mark down from like new. At most, this should have been sold as good condition because the book itself isn 't that damaged. Quite a few pages bent at the tips, minor weathering on the edges of the covers... but there is just SO much writing in this book by the previous owner... It is not just a little bit of a great deal, but it is on many pages. This is by no means a very good condition. It is hard to focus on what I am reading and learning with all the distracting lines though.
 
5
   Good book about dog behavior and learning from a (mostly) purely behavioral point of view
This is a good book for learning the basics about learning and behavior, and how it applies to dogs. It is not a book-to-train-your-dog and it does not claim to be. It mostly looks at dogs from a purely psychological point of view. In other words, the author considers the behavior of the dog mostly and does not take into account the emotions of the dog. From the beginning, she is clear about this. Don 't know that this book is all we know about dogs, the whole picture. It is not. But it does show an important part of the image, and I found it to be a really good read. Definitely worth the time.
 
5
   Helped me explain some training issues that I faced
Adv. as an amateur dog trainer. This book, a pet owner, really explained the mistakes I have made with my dog in the past. For example, the book points out that guiding a dog into a position using hands or physical touch is more salient to the dog than if the dog learned how to do it himself. Yeah, that's why my dog was helpful with an exercise I thought was more stubborn in physically assisting him. Another part, author literally explains why Ecollar training is so effective for a recall. The dog learns how to turn the stim off while performing a flight behavior or something similar and thus recommends ecollar training with only certain behaviors. It goes into some problem areas like separation anxiety at the end, but is not super detailed.
 
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