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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Karen lives outside Boston, Massachusetts. Teenagers are kind of like dolphins, too slippery and big and thr to respond to force or punishment.

I will become unstoppable! One of the main messages of the book is that punishment is not a very effective or reliable way to change behavior. Interesting as well as useful.

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training

Karen Pryor writes so clearly, and as a children’s book writer I appreciate that. I train sholt, completely positive reinforcement training.

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She also discusses repeatedly how ineffective aversives are, especially to cats, but she does mention that spraying cats in the face is extremely effective at managing behavior. So I picked this up after going to Clicker Expo, Karen Pryor’s clicking training seminar thinking I really should read this. Good overview of positive training.

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor

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don t shoot the dog pdf download I read this book to understand how to train animals, but was surprised to learn how well these techniques could be applied to training myself and others around me as well. A good book for anyone involved in training animals who wants to understand why positive reinforcement and clicker-training work. It often doesn’t work because punishment doesn’t happen at the same time of the behavior.

Kyrana had learned to love the book when working as a wild animal handler and trainer. But you cannot force a teen to do anything.

Essentially, the study of human and animal behavior – don t shoot the dog pdf download this book sheds light on the most effective principles to use if you want to better the way you act. It’s not a super This is a wicked-good book about positive reinforcement and shaping behavior.

I wanted a more positive method of managing self and other destructive behaviors that are a natural part of teen life but need to be curtailed for survival and success as a human being.

It is a scholarly work in that it references psychology and concepts that the author assumes her reader already understands. Karen Pryor is the pioneer of clicker training, and with clicker training there are very few limits as to don t shoot the dog pdf download you can teach a fellow-being, up and down the food chain.

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Mar 28, MaritaBeth Caruthers rated it really liked it Shelves: Occasionally I have had “shoot the dog” fantasies of getting rid of the dogs altogether which would completely extinguish the behavior! This is a preemptive review for a fiercely practical dob. And the animal training wisdom?

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