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January 1, 2005
Clicker Training is part of operant conditioning, the science of how animals and people learn behavior. Clicker training is based on positive reinforcement, a marker signal or clicker, and the art of good timing. On Clicker Magic you'll see twenty brief training sessions with big results. The learners include all sorts of dogs, plus a mule, a cat and even a fish. The trainers range from total beginners to Pryor herself. Karen's running commentary explains the subtle skills of pace and timing that produce success.
- MPAA rating : s_medG G (General Audience)
- Product Dimensions : 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Karen Pryor
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, NTSC
- Run time : 1 minute
- Release date : January 1, 2005
- Actors : Karen Pryor
- Studio : Sunshine Books, Inc.
- ASIN : 1890948322
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #219,856 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The clips showing Pryor working with dogs are the least effective: I didn't see one convincing example of a new behaviour being trained. A golden lab is still jumping up, a puppy is still walking well (not 'heeling') after working with Pryor.
Though Karen's numerous timing errors might encourage us to work through our own mistakes, a more proficient 'clicker' would give us a better model to emulate.
The amateur videos from other clicker trainers are more convincing- the segment with the cat training is especially entertaining.
This video would be a reasonable value at $4.99- the current retail price is outrageous. If you carefully read a good book (eg Morgan Spector's 'Clicker Training for Obedience' or Pat Miller's 'The Power of Positive Dog Training')and apply the principles carefully, you will do better than relying on this video.
Most animals catch on very quick to this non-violent, non-abusive way of training. Instead of jerking and pulling, you get your dog to willingly learn and think about what you want him to do.
The one thing I did not like about the tape was the quality of the production - video footage and sound. I had to turn the volume up higher to hear her talking. The video is basically home video; which means the sound isn't always good and sometimes the scenes go out of focus. At .... this video seems a little overpriced for the production quality of the 1 hour tape. However, if you actually went to a clicker training class or seminar, you would expect to spend $95 to over $120 for a one day seminar or a few classes. In comparison the video is cheaper than an acutal class, but you would miss out on the benefits of socialization and training with distractions. Yet the video serves well as a reference tape; which is what I'm using it for. Plus you get the clicker free with the video. Clickers are pretty difficult to find at pet stores.
If you love your dog, or cat, or any other pet this video is worth it for what it teaches you. In comparison to a disobedient pet, a well-trained one is worth a million. I only wish they would improve the video production.