Reaching the Animal Mind

Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals
Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546251
Category: Pets
Page: 272
View: 8335
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

Lads Before the Wind

Diary of a Dolphin Trainer
Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)
ISBN: 9781890948047
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 340
View: 3365
"Diary of a dolphin trainer"--Cover.

On Behavior

Essays & Research
Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)
ISBN: 9780962401718
Category: Psychology
Page: 405
View: 6894

Animal Training

Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement
Author: Ken Ramirez
Publisher: Shedd Aquarium Society
Category: Pets
Page: 578
View: 4021

Clicker Training for Dogs

Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Karen Pryor's Clicker Training
ISBN: 9781890948214
Category: Pets
Page: 100
View: 2686
The author explains how to use clicker training, originally designed for dolphins, to train dogs effectively.

Puppy Start Right

Foundation Training for the Companion Dog
Author: Kenneth M. Martin
Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)
ISBN: 9781890948443
Category: Pets
Page: 184
View: 4836

Click to Calm

Healing the Aggressive Dog
Author: Emma Parsons
Publisher: Sunshine Books
ISBN: 9781890948207
Category: Pets
Page: 181
View: 3114
Positive Answers for the Aggressive Dog. The dog that bites. The dog that attacks other dogs. The dog who may not survive his own aggressive behavior. What can be done to help these dogs? When Emma Parsons, canine behavior consultant, discovered that her own dog was aggressive, she developed innovative and effective strategies to calm, alter, and re-shape his reactive displays, and those of her clients' dogs.

Don't Shoot the Dog!

The New Art of Teaching and Training
Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Interpet
ISBN: 9781860542381
Category: Behavior modification
Page: 202
View: 7199
Includes a new section on clicker training.

Dolphin Societies

Discoveries and Puzzles
Author: Karen Pryor,Kenneth Stafford Norris
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520216563
Category: Nature
Page: 397
View: 5736
Wild dolphins are an elusive subject for behavioral studies: How can you "do a Jane Goodall" on animals usually visible only as a glimpse of rolling dorsal fins heading for the horizon? In this unusual book, two of the best-known scientists in the marine-mammal field have assembled an astonishing variety of discoveries about dolphins. The contributions range from a graduate student's first paper to senior scientists summarizing a lifetime of research. The dolphins they have studied range from tiny spinners to majestic pilot whales, from killer whales to the familiar bottle-nosed dolphin. The research tactics vary just as widely: the researchers have followed dolphins in boats, tracked them from shore, dived among hundreds of them (plus a few sharks) in tuna fishing nets. They have used computers and airplanes, genetic analysis and artificial language, and learned to read the life history of a dolphin from the cross-section of a single tooth. Pryor and Norris are successful writers as well as scientists; the book is peppered with entertaining essays, by one or both editors, on the intriguing history of dolphin research. Dolphin Societies not only surveys the most interesting recent research on dolphin behavior but also gives lay readers a fascinating look at the scientific mind at work.

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet
Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465031633
Category: Pets
Page: 352
View: 785
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

Inside the Animal Mind

A Groundbreaking Exploration of Animal Intelligence
Author: George Page
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767909313
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 4323
In the bestselling tradition of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Don't Lie About Love, Inside the Animal Mind is a groundbreaking exploration of the nature and depth of animal intelligence. While in the past scientists have refused to acknowledge that animals have anything like human intelligence, a growing body of research reveals otherwise. We’ve discovered ants that use leaves as tools to cross bodies of water, woodpecker finches that hold twigs in their beaks to dig for grubs, and bonobo apes that can use sticks to knock down fruit or pole-vault over water. Not only do animals use tools–some also display an ability to learn and problem-solve. Based on the latest scientific and anecdotal evidence culled from animal experts in the labs and the field, Inside the Animal Mind is an engrossing look at animal intelligence, cognitive ability, problem solving, and emotion. George Page, originator and host of the long-running PBS series Nature, offers us an informed, entertaining, and humanistic investigation of the minds of predators and scavengers, birds and primates, rodents and other species. Illustrated with twenty-four black-and-white photographs, the book is the companion to the three-part, hour-long show of the same name, hosted by Page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Clicker Training for Obedience

Shaping Top Performance--positively
Author: Morgan Spector
Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)
ISBN: 9780962401787
Category: Pets
Page: 267
View: 4553
In this breakthrough book, Morgan Spector shows you how and why to use clicker training, the technology of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, to train your dog. Whether you're starting off with a new puppy or headed for the Obedience ring, these step-by-step instructions will work for you.

Animal Training 101

The Complete and Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Behavior Modification
Author: Jenifer A. Zeligs, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1634130669
Category: Pets
Page: 344
View: 1310
"Animal training 101," the first handbook of its kind, finally offers a complete marriage of the science of animal behavior and the practical art of animal training. In one comprehensive volume, this approach is presented in a simple and practical way that will be useful to both the seasoned professional and a beginning level enthusiast working with animals of any species. --back cover.

How Animals Grieve

Author: Barbara J. King
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604372X
Category: Pets
Page: 208
View: 7600
From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. Recently, however, things have begun to shift in the other direction, and anthropologist Barbara J. King is at the forefront of that movement, arguing strenuously that we can—and should—attend to animal emotions. With How Animals Grieve, she draws our attention to the specific case of grief, and relates story after story—from fieldsites, farms, homes, and more—of animals mourning lost companions, mates, or friends. King tells of elephants surrounding their matriarch as she weakens and dies, and, in the following days, attending to her corpse as if holding a vigil. A housecat loses her sister, from whom she's never before been parted, and spends weeks pacing the apartment, wailing plaintively. A baboon loses her daughter to a predator and sinks into grief. In each case, King uses her anthropological training to interpret and try to explain what we see—to help us understand this animal grief properly, as something neither the same as nor wholly different from the human experience of loss. The resulting book is both daring and down-to-earth, strikingly ambitious even as it’s careful to acknowledge the limits of our understanding. Through the moving stories she chronicles and analyzes so beautifully, King brings us closer to the animals with whom we share a planet, and helps us see our own experiences, attachments, and emotions as part of a larger web of life, death, love, and loss.

Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847379575
Category: Pets
Page: 368
View: 7839
As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive Abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dogwill allow dog owners to look at their pets' behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.

The Power of Positive Dog Training

Author: Pat Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470893463
Category: Pets
Page: 288
View: 4475
A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.

Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book

Author: Ian Dunbar
Publisher: James & Kenneth Pub
ISBN: 9781888047028
Category: Pets
Page: 139
View: 6729
Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, natural, common-sense, and enjoyable way to train your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, fun and games, dog-friendly dog training. This book outlines step-by-step, illustrated techniques for socialization, temperament training, and behavior modification as well as for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbar's training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective, and certainly considerably more enjoyable for you and your dog. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the original creator of off-leash puppy classes, which sparked the revolution for positive, reward-based, dog-friendly dog training.

How to be the Leader of the Pack

And Have Your Dog Love You for it
Author: Patricia B. McConnell
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
Category: Pets
Page: 16
View: 5330
Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance.

Getting Started

Clicker Training for Cats
Author: Karen Pryor
Publisher: Sunshine Books
ISBN: 9781890948146
Category: Pets
Page: 81
View: 2914