Don't Shoot The Dog

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Karen Pryor
Format
Paperback | 202 pages
Dimensions
132.08 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
Publication date
01 Sep 1999
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Imprint
Bantam USA
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
0553380397
ISBN13
9780553380392
Bestsellers rank
103,944