Welcome Features Dogwise Publishing DVDs and Audio Dogwise Publishing Sale Outlet Toys & Products  


Books & Products
By Subject
Toys & Products
Best Sellers - New & Improved!
Newest Books and Products!
Gift Certificates
Book Reviews
Find Out How
Resources & Info
Dogwise Forums
Dogwise Newsletters
Dogwise Email List
Customer Reading
Lists
Let Us Know About
Your Book, eBook, or DVD
Become an Affiliate
Become a Reseller
Reading Lists
APDT, CPDT
IAABC
IACP
SVBT
Help & Contacts
About Us
Contact Us
Shipping Policy
Terms and Conditions
Returns
In Wenatchee, WA?
Come shop at our warehouse

Employee Picks!
See which books the Dogwise staff members love to read.
Click Here!

Save up to 80% on Bargain Books! Click here for Sale, Clearance and hard to find Out of Print titles!
Click Here!

Prefer to order by phone? Call Us!
1-800-776-2665
8AM - 4PM M-F Pacific Time

 


DON'T SHOOT THE DOG
by Karen Pryor (See other books by author)


Publisher: Bantam Books
Edition:
1999 Paperback, 188 pages

ISBN: 0553380397
Item: DTB116
Ships the next business day.

Summary: Despite its name, Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor is not exclusively dog training book. In addition to being effective for training dogs, the behavioral training techniques, covered within can work on people and other animals as well. End undesirable behavior by learning the 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training. One of our best selling teaching and training books!

Price: $17.00 Add this item to my cart.

Expanded Description:

A Dog World Top 12 Training and Behavior Book - 2010!

One of our best selling teaching and training books. Not exclusively a dog training book - author is famous as an early dolphin trainer. Outlines 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips - or shooting the dog! The 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training; how to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating or whatever; how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent; PLUS housetraining the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much, much more! This latest edition has an additional chapter, "Clicker Training, A New Technology." This covers the use of clickers in dog training, why it works, and how it has caught on. There is little or no practical application here, so we recommend Karen's Clicker Training Start-up Kit (DTB503) or Clicker Training for Dogs (DTB622). This book is the theory!

Whatever the task, whether keeping a four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy, coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go faster, better, and be more fun if you know how to use reinforcement. -- Karen Pryor


Dig In

Front Cover
Back Cover
TOC_1
TOC_2

See all 7 Pages.

Dogwise Thinks You Might Enjoy:

Customers who bought this product also bought:

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Ranking:
Write a review for this product!
 
A great intro to the science of positive reinforce, February 26, 2013
Reviewer: Don Hanson
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: Individuals wanting to have better and happier relationships with all around them, including people, and who want to learn the principles of operant conditioning from a practical viewpoint.

First published in 1984, this book is not so much a 'dog training' book, but a book on changing the behavior of people and animals around you, through the science of positive reinforcement. Whether training your dog to sit or getting your spouse to pick up dirty laundry off the floor, this book explains why you will be more successful rewarding desirable behavior than in punishing unwanted behavior.

The author of this book, Karen Pryor, is an experienced dolphin trainer and has been one of the people leading dog trainers and zoo keepers into the modern world of clicker training.

FAVORITE QUOTE: 'Any creature-a dog, a horse, a polar bear, even a fish-that you shape with positive reinforcers and a marker signal becomes playful, intelligent, curious and interested in you.'

If you want a better understanding of terms like positive reinforcement, and negative punishment, then this is the book for you. However, and more importantly, if you want to get along better with your friends, family and pets you need to read this book!
 
good stuff, March 20, 2012
Reviewer: khuf lessey
Found it to be quite engaging and informative. airplane games. Could have been just a little more specific on certain issues though.
 
It's just okay, February 22, 2012
Reviewer: Jody Freeland
I had a tough time reading this book. It jumps around and was very confusing in places. Not one of my favorites.
 
See all reviews for this item.
 

Dogwise and the NCRC is offering free eBooks!
Click here to check them out!

2015 Breed Calendars Now in Stock

This Week's Newsletter:
Labor Day Deals!


Lola lives in Wenatchee WA and is a Boxer / Ridgeback Mix.

DO OVER DOGS - GIVE YOUR DOG A SECOND CHANCE FOR A FIRST CLASS LIFE - Pat Miller

CULTURE CLASH - Jean Donaldson

FAMILY DOG CHEAT SHEET POCKET GUIDE - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAFETY & FUN - Colleen Pelar

GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR DOG - EMPHASIZING THE RELATIONSHIP WHILE TRAINING YOUR DOG BOOK & DVD - Brenda Aloff

PLENTY IN LIFE IS FREE - REFLECTIONS ON DOGS, TRAINING AND FINDING GRACE - Kathy Sdao

TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG - Shirley Hammond

TREIBBALL FOR DOGS DVD - Jan Nijboer

ANOTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE - PUPPY DEVELOPMENT - Pat Hastings & Erin Ann Rouse, Editors

RAW DOG FOOD - MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG - Carina Beth MacDonald

MINDING YOUR DOG BUSINESS - A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BUSINESS SUCCESS FOR DOG PROFESSIONALS - Veronica Boutelle and Rikke Jorgensen


Find out what professional dog trainers from APDT recommend to read and watch!

Click Here for CPDT Reference Books Carried by Dogwise

Join over 1000 Dog Enthusiasts in our Discussion Forum
Click Here!

  
© 2009 - All rights reserved
Dogwise a Direct Book Service Inc. Company
403 S. Mission St., Wenatchee WA 98801, USA
We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover Cards for online orders.
To Order By Phone: 1 (800) 776-2665 or (509) 663-9115
Questions, Comments? Contact Us
Please read our Privacy Policy