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

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

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)

About the Author

Karen Pryor is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. She is a founder and leading proponent of “clicker training,” a training system based on operant conditioning and the all-positive methods developed by marine mammal trainers. In addition to her bestselling Don’t Shoot the Dog!, Pryor is the author of Nursing Your Baby, as well as several other books and many sci- entific papers and articles on learning and behavior. Karen has three grown children and lives in Boston with two clicker-trained dogs and a clicker- trained cat.

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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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