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Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement Paperback – July, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Shedd Aquarium Society (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0961107499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0961107499
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this book very informative. This book broke training methods and techniques down to a beginners level, but went indepth enough for the expert trainer. Having the combination of papers and forum talks from IMATA conferences and information about training marine mammals made this a very good all around reference book. I recommend this book to experienced trainers, novice trainers, students doing research and people who just want to know about marine mammal training.
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This book is the Bible for anyone who wants to go into marine mammal training. It provides info on training techniques and vocabulary, types of behaviors trained, steps in training, articles written by several trainers around the country on puzzling subjects, and much more. I can't begin to describe how helpful this book has been to me. It is written in a very upfront and understandable fashion. It's easy to read and you find yourself reading it over and over again. I carry this book with me wherever I go. A definte must-have! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
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If you think you know anything about animal (dog) training, you might be surprised at how much you still have to learn after reading this book. If you are serious about training, this book is a "must read". If you think the book is too long, then you cannot possibly be a serious trainer. Ken- thanks for sharing your knowledge. You have given us the greatest gift of all.
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If you have an interest in animal training then you will find this book a valuable addition to your personal or professional library.
This book is a compilation of columns and previous articles by professional trainers AND clear explanations concerning basic and advanced training concepts.
Ken has taught animal training to students and trainers and has been very active in the marine animal training community for a number of years. As a result, his effort in compiling this book will give you insights into both wild and domestic animal training, operant conditioning, application of training priniciples, and clarification of terms.
As someone who has been in the wild and domestic animal training field for over 22 years I can honestly say you would be doing yourself a favor to add this one to your library.
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Ken has written a book that is packed with information, science, history, and application in a format that is enjoyable to read. There is not a more comprehensive treatment of positive reinforcement than Animal Training.
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This book is very highly recommended (and sometimes required) reading for anyone who is currently in, or who is interested in the field of marine mammal husbandry and training. While the book does cover basic operant conditioning concepts and techniques, its is largely "geared" toward marine mammal training in specific.

Apart from the "standard" terminology and techniques that all trainers and "would-be" trainers should know, this book also cites MANY, FULL research papers, IMATA trainers forums, IMATA presentations, etc. which would otherwise be unavailable to anyone but members of accredited organizations such as AZA and IMATA. This book is a collaborated collection of relevant information brought together by Ken Ramirez, who is the director of training and husbandry at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

As a novice trainer myself, I can attest that this book is a MUST for anyone who is serious about working with marine mammals. Trust me, this book is worth the price. Of course every facility has it's own specific ways of training their animals (and their trainers), but I felt like this book covered the bases and filled in the blanks very well.
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I took an animal training course for my Master's degree with the author. This book is the best in my opinion and has wonderful examples with exotic animals. Ken Ramirez is seriously a training guru. It is also very easy to apply the information in this book to pets and domestic animals.
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A very detailed and well researched text book about animal training. The book is mostly geared towards zoo and marine training. It will be hard not to learn something from this, no matter if you are training dolphins, pigs, or dogs. If you are interested and practicing animal training, I highly suggest you get yourself a copy of this text book! It will be a very valuable resource to have in your library!
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