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- DescriptionFrom 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 -punishment animal training, <b></b>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, <i>Reaching the Animal Mind </i>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.
- Author Biography<b>Karen Pryor </b>is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in<b></b>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 <i>Don't Shoot the Dog!</i>, Pryor is the author of <i>Nursing Your Baby</i>, 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.
- Author(s)Karen Pryor
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- Date of Publication01/07/2010
- SubjectPets & Equine
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2010
- Weight295 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine18 mm
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