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

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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.

Lads Before the Wind

Diary of a Dolphin Trainer

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948047

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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On Behavior

Essays & Research

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9780962401718

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

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Animal Training

Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement

Author: Ken Ramirez

Publisher: Shedd Aquarium Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 578

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Clicker Training for Dogs

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Karen Pryor's Clicker Training

ISBN: 9781890948214

Category: Pets

Page: 100

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The author explains how to use clicker training, originally designed for dolphins, to train dogs effectively.

Zoomility

Keeper Tales of Training with Positive Reinforcement

Author: Grey Stafford

Publisher: Ireinforce.Com

ISBN: 9780979681004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Training should be about helping animals succeed, not boosting our egos. That idea is at the core of Zoomility ? a combination of humility and Dr. Stafford's years of experience training animals at zoos and other facilities. Using only reinforcement ? never punishment ? Zoomility outlines steps you can follow to teach your animal calm, cooperative and complex behaviors that will hold up in any situation. Using Zoomility's 3Rs (request, response, reinforce) you'll be able to train any animal, regardless of age or past behavior issues. Dr. Stafford includes dozens of "recipes" to guide you through helpful behaviors like sit, stay, and so much more. And using the techniques you'll learn in Zoomility, you'll be able to create your own recipes to successfully shape any behavior.?It works!? ? Jack Hanna

Puppy Start Right

Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Author: Kenneth M. Martin

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948443

Category: Pets

Page: 184

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Click to Calm

Healing the Aggressive Dog

Author: Emma Parsons

Publisher: Sunshine Books

ISBN: 9781890948207

Category: Pets

Page: 181

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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.

Dolphin Societies

Discoveries and Puzzles

Author: Karen Pryor,Kenneth Stafford Norris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520216563

Category: Nature

Page: 397

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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

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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

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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.

Don't Shoot the Dog!

The New Art of Teaching and Training

Author: Karen Pryor

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860542381

Category: Behavior modification

Page: 202

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Includes a new section on clicker training.

Clicker Training for Obedience

Shaping Top Performance--positively

Author: Morgan Spector

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9780962401787

Category: Pets

Page: 267

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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

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"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

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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

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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 Mind of the Horse

Author: Michel-Antoine Leblanc

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674727584

Category: Nature

Page: 464

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Horses were first domesticated about 6,000 years ago on the vast Eurasian steppe, yet only in the last two decades have scientists begun to explore the mental capacities of these animals. In The Mind of the Horse, Michel-Antoine Leblanc presents an encyclopedic synthesis of scientific knowledge about equine behavior and cognition, providing experts and enthusiasts alike with an up-to-date understanding of how horses perceive, think about, and adapt to their physical and social worlds. Much of what we think we know about "the intelligence of the horse" derives from fragmentary reports and anecdotal evidence. Putting this accumulated wisdom to the test, Leblanc introduces readers to rigorous experimental investigations into how horses make sense of their world under varying conditions. He describes the anatomical and neurophysiological characteristics of the horse's brain, and compares these features with those of other species, to gain an evolutionary perspective. A horseman himself, Leblanc also considers the opinions of renowned riding masters, as well as controversies surrounding the horse's extraordinary mental powers that have stirred in equestrian and scientific circles. The Mind of the Horse brings together in one volume the current state of equine research and will likely stimulate surprising new discoveries.

The Power of Positive Dog Training

Author: Pat Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470893463

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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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

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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 16

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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.