Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What it Teaches Us About All Animals [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 288 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 226x150x18 mm, kaal: 295 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Jul-2010
  • Kirjastus: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 0743297776
  • ISBN-13: 9780743297776
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 288 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 226x150x18 mm, kaal: 295 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 01-Jul-2010
  • Kirjastus: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 0743297776
  • ISBN-13: 9780743297776
Teised raamatud teemal:
After thirty years of training creatures both tame and wild, Karen Pryor, pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, presents what she knows about teaching animals and what they in turn have taught her. Pryor's clicker-training system is a safe, effective way to modify and shape behavior. Karen can teach anyone to train animals with a cheap, plastic, handheld clicker, rewarding wanted behaviors and ignoring the unwanted. No leash-jerking. No pushing. No smacking. Animals quickly learn that one behavior gets them a reinforcing click and a bit of food, while undesirable behaviors get them nothing. Given the choice, animals quickly focus on what works and abandon what doesn't. Pryor explains the science behind her system, how it works and why itworks, and its applications for teaching humans as well.--From publisher description.

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 clip, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises, and links expanding on the contents of the book, go to www.reachingtheanimalmind.com.

"Karen Pryor explains positive training methods in an easy-to-understand manner that can be quickly learned by all animal lovers." ---Temple Grandin, Ph.D., author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human

"Whenever people ask me how to train their dog (or bottlenose dolphin, or rhino, or hermit crab), I always give them the same advice: read Karen Pryor. I'm happy to see that Reaching the Animal Mind confirms the wisdom of my suggestion: every story in this book will convince you of the power of the simple `click' in focusing the animal's attention on what you want them to do. Now read this! (Click.)" ---Alexandra Horowitz, Author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

"A wonderful book that is approachable and user friendly. A definite must-read for behaviorists, trainers, and the general populace." ---Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat behavior Consultant, the Cat Coach, LLC

"Karen Pryor has been at the forefront of humane and science-based training for decades, and this book shows us why. With compelling stories and accessible science, Reaching the Animal Mind is an inspiration for everyone who loves animals and wants to train them with compassion and respect. Whether you're an experienced clicker trainer or someone who just wants their dog to stop barking without having to yell, you really, truly want this book!" ---Patricia McConnell, Ph.d., Author of the Other End of the Leash: Why We do What We do Around Dogs.

From the pioneer in the field of no-punishment dog training, comes an illuminating and revealing look into the minds of all animals.

Arvustused

"Karen has dedicated her life's work to humane and scientifically based animal training and this book provides insights that she is uniquely positioned to supply. Karen's courage, willingness to share, talents as a writer and communicator (and let's face it - downright stubbornness) has changed the lives of millions of animals and hundreds of thousands of humans for the better. This book is a unique gift to the world, with its balance of accessible science and intriguing story telling." --Joan Orr, President of Doggone Safe "A wonderful book that is approachable and user-friendly. A definite must-read for behaviorists, trainers and the general populace." --Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant, The Cat Coach, LLC

A Note from the Author on Clicker Training ix
1 Reaching Minds
1(16)
2 Shaping
17(23)
3 Communication
40(22)
4 Feelings
62(18)
5 Creativity
80(16)
6 Attachments
96(23)
7 Fear
119(21)
8 Conversations
140(15)
9 Questions
155(16)
10 Answers
171(18)
11 People
189(24)
12 Intention
213(16)
Find Out More! 229(9)
Glossary 238(5)
Do It Yourself 243(14)
Thanks 257(2)
Index 259
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.