- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Ringpress Books; 3rd edition (November 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860542387
- ISBN-13: 978-1860542381
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 455 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training Paperback – November 1, 2006
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"Whatever the task, whether keeping a four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy, coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how to use reinforcement."--Karen Pryor.
Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips--or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection training." How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overheating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. . .House training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more!
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I would highly recommend this to everyone, not just dog people.
Love it! It's not as explanatory as Donaldson's "The Culture Clash," but it's a great how-to novel. I read this book and am now clicker training my dog, my horse and my betta fish. All are doing fabulously.
Karen Pryor created an easy to read book breaking down positive reinforcement training, as well as other types of training and how they can be applied not only to animals, but to the people around us, within our work and school environment and pretty much in our day to day life. She explains how positive reinforcement provides better results over alternative methods of training by making plenty of comparisons to punishment based training methods as well as negative reinforcement training methods. I loved the incorporation of her personal stories, and training sessions, in order to emphasis certain drawbacks to punishment, and specific benefits to positive reinforcement training.
There was plenty of material in this book that overlapped with the novice clicker training course that I had taken a month ago which it allowed me to breeze through some parts but enough new material to keep me engaged and actively reading till the end.
Overall, a worthwhile read for those interested in pursuing training of any kind (or are looking for healthier ways to improve the relationships in their lives).
I'm studying to be an avian behaviorist so I have a couple of college textbooks on positive reinforcement that are required reading for most courses and they all recommend reading this prior to starting the textbook because it's that wonderful of a resource. The knowledge you obtain with this book is absolutely invaluable. I've been able to apply what I've learned to many different areas of my life (family, dealing with kids, difficult friends, and most importantly helping me to tame and bond with our rescued 30 year old cockatoo). I've also made suggestions (based off what I learned from this book) to bird owners who were struggling with their bird's behavior and a couple weeks later they always email me back and tell me what an improvement their bird's behavior has made. This works like a charm!
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Really fun and understandable concepts to help train your dog and also train yourself and the relationships you care...Read more