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“A wonderful book that is approachable and user-friendly. A definite must-read for behaviorists, trainers and the general populace.”
--Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, The Cat Coach, LLC
“Karen has dedicated her life's work to humane and scientifically based animal training and this book provides insights that she is uniquely positioned to supply. Karen's courage, willingness to share, talents as a writer and communicator (and let's face it - downright stubbornness) has changed the lives of millions of animals and hundreds of thousands of humans for the better. This book is a unique gift to the world, with its balance of accessible science and intriguing story telling.”
--Joan Orr, President of Doggone Safe
" Karen Pryor explains positive training methods in an easy-to-understand manner that can be quickly learned by all animal lovers." -- TEMPLE GRANDIN, Ph.D., author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human
"Karen Pryor has been at the forefront of humane and science-based training for decades, and this book shows us why. With compelling stories and accessible science, Reaching the Animal Mind is an inspiration for everyone who loves animals and wants to train them with compassion and respect. Whether you're an experienced clicker trainer or someone who just wants their dog to stop barking without having to yell, you really, truly want this book!" -- DR. PATRICIA McCONNELL, author of The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
"Karen Pryor explores new discoveries in animal learning, looks at old concepts with a fresh perspective, and tells a masterful story throughout. This book should fascinate the scientist, the trainer, and the casual animal lover all at the same time. Karen has always been a compelling storyteller, but this book truly caps off her amazing career. As an animal-care professional, I would put this on the required reading list for everyone who works with or cares about animals." -- KEN RAMIREZ, Shedd Aquarium, and author of Animal Training
"Karen Pryor shows how clicker training has solved problems that traditional training methods could not solve, or worse, that those methods caused. The clarity of her descriptions enables the reader to start basic clicker training right away. Moreover, the book helps readers gain awareness of their own ways of controlling others. Any time criticism, jerking, or punishing can be replaced with clicker-training methods, everyone benefits. The more that people follow the principles in this book, the better off the world will be." -- JULIE VARGAS, author of Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching
Finally we know the science behind the method. Wonderful book.Published 8 days ago by Christy S Pierce
Karen Pryor's book, Reaching the Animal Mind is so enlightening about a very creative, kind, innovative and friendly way to train any animal, even fish. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bessie Jo Tillman
If you are looking for a book with specific strategies to use when training your dog--save your money. It was practically useless to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Not 100% about dog training but very interesting. Really helps you to understand their mindset.Published 1 month ago by Jana
I am trying to train my puppy the clicker method and this book did NOTHING for me!!! I was lost before reading it and even more lost after reading it!!Published 1 month ago by Heather Mascara
Karen Pryor is a genius and I loved this book. One of her first books, "Don't Shoot the Dog," is as good as this one and also a must read for anyone interested in behavior... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MetaDreaming
Seems kind of dated now that clicker training and behavioral 'shaping' with positive reinforcement is kind of commonplace. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John B.