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    DescriptionA Better Way to Better Behavior Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training 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 or 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 too.


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    Title
    Don't Shoot the Dog!
    Subtitle
    The New Art of Teaching and Training
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Pryor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 202
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553380392
    ISBN 10: 0553380397
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T General Subject: 725
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 30
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 370.15
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 153.85
    BISAC V2.8: SEL027000, BUS055000, BUS066000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 153.8/5
    LC classification: BF637.B4 P, BF637.B4 P69 1999
    Thema V1.0: VSP, JND
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    01 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "This delightful, clear, and utterly helpful book is for anyone who wants to understand or change the behavior of an animal--whether the animal in question is a barking dog, a nosy neighbor, a hostile cat, or you and your own bad habits."--Carol Tavris, Ph.D., author of "Anger"
    Back cover copy
    A BETTER WAY TO BETTER BEHAVIORKaren Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training 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 or 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 -- including work with children with autismLearn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.
    Flap copy
    A Better Way to Better Behavior Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training 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 or 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 too.