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!
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Karen Pryor is a behavioral biologist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Karen was a founder of Hawaii's Sea Life park, where her work with dolphins pioneerd modern, force-free animal training methods. She is the author of Don't Shoot the Dog! The new Art of Teaching and Training, a bestseller on training without coercion. She is also the author of several other books and many scientific papers and popular articles on learning and behavior.
Karen Pryor is a founder of "clicker training," a training system based on operant condtioning and the all-positive methods developed by marine mammal trainers. Clicker training is now in use by people working with pet and performance animals of all kinds, and with wild animals in zoos and marine parks worldwide.
Karen has presented clicker training seminars to thousands of pet owners and animal care givers across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as giving the live clicker training television demonstrations in the US and abroad. She has personally clicker-trained horses, dogs, dolphins, whales, cats, birds and many kinds of zoo animals. She is the CEO of Sunshine Books, a clicker training publishing and Internet company. She has three grown children and lives in Boston with two clicker-trained dogs and a clicker-trained cat.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, it is easily used by the average pet owner. Pryor's book is unique, as no other book available treats use of this method with cats. Recommended for public libraries. Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY
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