United States of America,
Bantam Book, 1999, 202 pages.
Karen Pryor’s clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral methods made Don’t shoot the dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal-and human- behavior.
A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids-even yourself-without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips…or shooting the dog:
-The principles of the revolutionary « clicker training » method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response – so there is no question what action you are rewarding
-8 methods of ending undesirable habits-from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates
-The 10 laws of « shaping » behavior -for results without strain to pain through «affection training»
– Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen
– Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training
Learn why pet owners rave, « This book changed our lives! » and how these pioneering techniques can work for you to.