Great news for those of you who have wanted to read a book that explains animal learning in a manner that is easily understood and entertaining. With the freedom of understanding 'how your dog learns' comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., letting the dog train itself), and 'errorless discrimination learning' for teaching scent articles and directed jumping. The combination of a relaxed writing style and numerous examples that relate to dog training makes learning theory actually fun to learn
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This book is jam-packed full of useful information and explanations on the more technical sides of learning theory and behaviour change- this book was recommended to me to read while I was studying for my ADT-IAABC exam, and it easily became my most loved reference and is now full of highlights and post-it notes. Although it is an older book, it’s still very digestible, concise, and not a super long or heavy read to get through. It’s a perfect little reference for trainers (especially baby trainers) to keep on their bookshelves!
This is a must have for beginners in learning theory to those with advanced knowledge. While the majority of the information was not new to me, it was written in a refreshingly understandable way. I highly recommend this book to anyone studying for a national certification or who is interested in ethology.