- Series: Dogwise Training Manual
- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: Direct Book Service (January 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 192924262X
- ISBN-13: 978-1929242627
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training (Dogwise Training Manual) Paperback – January 1, 2009
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Gail Fisher s grasp of all subject matter pertaining to clicker training shines through in this book! It is obvious that she is a been there-done that crossover clicker trainer, understands the needs of someone who wants to make the switch, and can hold the trainer s hand throughout the process. The Thinking Dog is a great refresher course for the experienced clicker trainer too. --Corally Burmaster, founder and editor of The Clicker Journal
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
About the Author
Gail Fisher has been training dogs professionally for over 30 years. She is the owner and founder of All Dogs Gym, one of the largest training centers in the country. Gail is the co-author of Training Your Dog and Teaching Dog Obedience Classes. She lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with her dogs, Canon and Kochi, and two cats.
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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.