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The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training (Dogwise Training Manual) Paperback – January 1, 2009
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The Thinking Dog offers a wonderfully thoughtful guide to clicker training. Written with the more traditional trainer in mind, Gail Fisher s long experience and hard-won wisdom shine through in her logical approach. Clear explanations, practical exercises, and lovely real life examples (including photos) make for a refreshing treatment of clicker training. I highly recommended this book to all thinking trainers who share with Fisher her delight in watching a dog s mind turn on. The Thinking Dog is my new favorite clicker training book! --Suzanne Clothier, author of Bones Would Rain from the Sky
This is a must have book for anyone involved in dog training. Gail is a pioneer in the field of positive dog training and her own techniques have evolved over time as she has learned more about how dogs think and learn. This book provides a solid foundation for clicker training including answers to all the most challenging questions and paths around the most common obstacles. --Robin K. Bennett, author of All About Dog Daycare, co-author of Off Leash Dog Play
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In my opinion two other books are good companions to this book - the more academic but thoroughly readable "How Dogs Learn" by Mary R Burch and Jon S. Bailey, and "Reaching the Animal Mind" by Karen Pryor, a more anecdotal and general book about her training methods for animals, from hermit crabs and dolphins to horses, by using markers to mark desirable behaviour and rewarding it. Note that unlike "The Thinking Dog", I feel that neither of these latter two books are intended to be comprehensive practial training manuals, but they do provided very good good background information on the marker method and its application.
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This really works. The material is dense and I had to do some rereading, highlighting, and practice, but once you try the method, it is amazingly effective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Colburn
Helps me to understand about clicker training. I too have old habits!Published 8 months ago by lzrd
Great book whether you are clicker training or not. Very informative.Published 18 months ago by Vera Kittle
A relatively new method of training dogs and other animals. This is a fun way to train your dog
with great results when used with short training sessions and some... Read more
I have read over a 20 books on training dogs since we decided to buy a puppy instead of having rescue dogs. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Packrat
I took Gails' course for crossover training 15 years ago in NH. It worked well and I ended up with a well trained dog that loved training, came running when she heard the clicker,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rose Garden
There are many methods to train a dog, but dog ownership becomes easier when you realize that your dog thinks. There is much research today about how smart dogs are. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Jay Burns