Better Way to Better Behavior. 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.
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:
Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.