Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals by Karen Pryor | 9780743297769 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals

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by Karen Pryor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0743297768

ISBN-13: 9780743297769

Pub. Date: 06/16/2009

Publisher: Scribner

From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book—part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave.

A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training—an

Overview

From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book—part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave.

A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training—an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior—and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor’s interactions with animals of all sorts, Reaching the Animal Mind presents the sum total of her life’s work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life.

For bonus video clips, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises, and links expanding on the contents of the book, go to ReachingtheAnimalMind.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743297769
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
06/16/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author on Clicker Training ix

1 Reaching Minds 1

2 Shaping 17

3 Communication 40

4 Feelings 62

5 Creativity 80

6 Attachments 96

7 Fear 119

8 Conversations 140

9 Questions 155

10 Answers 171

11 People 189

12 Intention 213

Find Out More! 229

Glossary 238

Do It Yourself 243

Thanks 257

Index 259

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Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
kryblu More than 1 year ago
This is an informative, insightful and thought-provoking book about animals, how they think, and how we should interact with them. Studies involving both wild and domestic animals are referenced. A strong case is presented for shaping and clicker-training and how animals are much happier when we react positively and kindly towards them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative and entertaining look into animal behavior and the power of positive reinforcement with clicker training. I would highly recommend for anyone who lives with a pet.
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This book is not a how-to guide, really, it's more of an in-depth look at why and how clicker training works, told through anecdotes. It still astonishes me every time I read it, and I've read it many times! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about animals and how they think.
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