- 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: #470,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement Paperback – July, 1999
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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.
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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This book is a decent overview of animal training theory and techniques.
Unfortunately, it suffers greatly from a lack of editing and therefore comes across as less than... Read more
Ken Ramirez is just all around amazing. Regardless of specifies or trainer level, its easy to get through and fascinating the entire time.Published on June 28, 2014 by Kai
This book not only shares the amazing wisdom of Ken Ramirez, but it also has a myriad of articles and research done by other master trainers.Published on June 27, 2014 by Ljc_Jo
wonderful book, lots of great information. Was excited to get this book and it lives up to the expectations!! So glad to buy itPublished on January 13, 2014 by Forbesmrs
Ken has written a book that is packed with information, science, history, and application in a format that is enjoyable to read. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by Ann M. Gaydosh