Reaching the Animal Mind

Reaching the Animal Mind

Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

Book - 2009
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After thirty years of training creatures both tame and wild, Karen Pryor, pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, presents what she knows about teaching animals and what they in turn have taught her. Pryor's clicker-training system is a safe, effective way to modify and shape behavior. Karen can teach anyone to train animals with a cheap, plastic, handheld clicker, rewarding wanted behaviors and ignoring the unwanted. No leash-jerking. No pushing. No smacking. Animals quickly learn that one behavior gets them a reinforcing click and a bit of food, while undesirable behaviors get them nothing. Given the choice, animals quickly focus on what works and abandon what doesn't. Pryor explains the science behind her system, how it works and why it works, and its applications for teaching humans as well.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780743297769
0743297768
Branch Call Number: 636 PRYOR
Characteristics: vii, 258 p. ; 24 cm.

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ranger814
Jan 13, 2016

every dog triner and wanna be should start with KP's books ..they deliver an insight to training that is so very valuable for the newbie, cross over trainer and the experienced. Wonderful introduction to communication
techniques for you and the dog.

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jillotey
Dec 21, 2015

Fantastic read. Even if you aren't interested in training a dog or other animal, the anecdotes which pepper the book are incredibly interesting. She clicker trains everything from a hermit crab to autistic children. Wonderful.

Classical Junggian behavioralism.

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JudithE
Jul 11, 2015

Brilliant!!

My favourite book on training animals, from goldfish to athletes. Effective and humane. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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zoelynn13
Feb 27, 2014

Amazing book. Hands down. You learn SO much from the examples presented in this book, and the stories keep it interesting enough that anyone can read it. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about clicker training.

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DolphinDogs
Feb 17, 2011

Another incredible book by Karen Pryor. Very entertaining and easy to read, this is not a dry "training" book, although you WILL learn from Karen's stories and examples. There are links to Internet videos if you are interested in watching real life examples.
-Christine

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