You'll learn how you can use positive reinforcers, instead of force and punishment, to build reliable performance at every level of training.
If you just want a hassle-free, truly enjoyable companion dog, this book will show you how, even if you've never trained before. And if you have visions of going all the way to top scores and Obedience championships - with a happy, eager, positively trained canine partner - go for it!
Here's your travel guide for a wonderful journey.
- Scientific method of training your pet safely and easily
- Ergonomic design fits comfortably in your hand
- Stainless steel clicker element won?t rust
- Easily attaches to keychain or lanyard
- Includes free step-by-step training guide
- Used Book in Good Condition
Cats are clever animals and are often hopelessly under-stimulated in indoor life. This book shows cat owners how to nurture their cat both in body and mind and how to teach them a variety of different tricks and exercises using clicker training in a cat-friendly way. Great fun for owner and cat, this guide walks owners through planning and preparing training; explains the three paths to the perfect trick: shaping, luring, and capturing; and demonstrates how to smooth the path to the first tricks. It covers such easy tricks as begging, jumping over an obstacle, rolling over, and washing; offers solutions to possible difficulties, and includes directions for trick training with more than one cat.
GREEN Big Button clicker with wrist band for Clicker training - click and train dog, cat, horse, pets
- GREEN Big Button Training Clicker with wrist strap
- Clicker training is a form of postive training, click and train
- Easy to use clicker, fits in the palm of your hand, handy wrist strap.
- Big button for easy clicking
- Brand: Downtown Pet SupplyTM
When speaking of a clicker for training purposes, you would normally associate such a device with the training of dogs. However, they are also a very handy tool when it comes to teaching cat tricks or just to make life easier for a cat owner.
As cat training tips go, this could be the one that is relatively unheard of yet has so many great benefits, it should be shouted about! Proving to be a very effective way of rewarding a cat when they have done something right, a clicker can be used alongside other toilet training tips or just general training altogether for a much easier and more enjoyable ride.Train a cat? Yes, you can! Clicker training, the new way of communicating with animals,is quick and easy for you - and it's fun for your cat. Clicker training can improve your cat's health, activity and attitude toward life. It can make your cat happier and more affectionate.
In the easy-to-read beginner's guide, Karen Pryor, the world's leading clicker training expert, tells you how to teach your cat:
* to come when called
* to play without biting or scratching
* to stay off the table
* to get along with dogs
* to walk outside on a leash
* to do cute tricks and games!
All with a click and a treat!
From Library Journal
Behavioral biologist Pryor dispels the commonly held idea that cats can train their owners but cannot be trained themselves. The author of Don’t Shoot the Dog! is a leading authority on clicker training, a method based on operant conditioning that uses positive reinforcement and a “click” signal to shape useful or amusing behavior. Pryor illustrates how clicker training can be used to teach a cat to come when called, to sit up and beg, and to walk on a leash. For those owners who thought that they could never stop their cat from scratching the new sofa or leaping on the counter, she offers step-by-step instructions for eliminating such undesirable behaviors. In addition, Pryor asserts that clicker training can enhance communication between cat and owner and, since it provides for increased activity, can have health benefits as well. Clicker training really works, and though it is based on scientific principles of operant conditioning, (more…)
There is a method of learning to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. It is called “classical conditioning,” and is used in a very specific way as part of clicker training. Every click results in something positive for the cat: a treat, a cuddle, a favorite game. Because cats are intelligent, they quickly understand what kind of behavior gets them a click and a reward, and they will experiment in order to find out what else might work. This manual explains what classical conditioning involves, why it works with every cat, how to avoid mistakes, and how to use rewards properly and develop chains and sequences of behavior, as well as small tricks.
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