Don T Shoot The Dog

Author: Karen Pryor
Editor: Interpet
ISBN: 9781860542381
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Includes a new section on clicker training.

Don T Shoot The Dog

Author: Karen Pryor
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553380392
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A new guide to promoting animal obedience offers practical advice on how keep a cat off the table, popular new "clicker" training techniques, and "affection training." Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Don T Shoot The Dog

Author: Karen Pryor
Editor: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1982106468
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Karen Pryor’s clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don’t Shoot the Dog a bestselling classic with revolutionary insights into animal—and human—behavior. In her groundbreaking approach to improving behavior, behavioral biologist Karen Pryor says, “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 fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how to use reinforcement.” Now Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips—or shooting the dog. From the eight methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior to the ten laws of “shaping” behavior, Pryor helps you combat your own addictions and deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus, there’s also incredibly helpful information on house training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more! “In the course of becoming a renowned dolphin trainer, Karen Pryor learned that positive reinforcement…is even more potent that prior scientific work had suggested…Don’t Shoot the Dog looks like the very best on the subject—a full-scale mind-changer” (The Coevolution Quarterly). Learn why pet owners rave, “This book changed our lives!” and how these pioneering techniques can work for you, too.

Please Don T Shoot My Dog

Author: Jackie Cooper
Editor:
ISBN: 9780688036591
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The Quixote Imbroglio

Author: J J Garrett
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463478291
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The spirit of Don Quixote burnishes the six main characters of this novel that begins with the arrival of North Americans Kyle and Carmen Daly in Central America. The two settle within a civilization awash, into a culture termed indistinct even by those who exploit it. Their adventure entangles them. They are trapped between an on-rush of modern values and those of the archaic Maya, whose descendents — outcast by the society of which they form the bulwark — remain steadfast in chivalric beliefs. As unwitting abettors to religious, social and economic bigotry patronized by U.S. missionaries, embassy staff, cable television ministries and businessmen mate–seekers, along with a cadre of Hispanic adoption attorneys and U.S. citizen wannabe’s, Kyle and Carmen attempt to stand upon the principals of their lineage: Right and Wrong. From this moral basis they try to manage the skirmishes of child theft, adultery, assassination, murder and revenge into which they are drawn. They find themselves within a Quixotic menagerie. Their embroilment, both comic and tragic, becomes, at best, a tenuous legacy. Through intricate plotting, The Quixote Imbroglio examines the melding of Spaniard and Indian cultures — today imaginable as an emerging solidarity at once catalyzed by, and complicated by, that third founding culture of the New World: the dogmatic Northamerican colonist.

Don T Shoot From The Saddle

Author: Donald Alexander Holley
Editor: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781894384087
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In these earthy and hilarious tales, Dr. Holley writes about his life as a bush doctor in the Canadian north and as a surgeon in the old, rugged West. From Yellowknife to New York's Columbia University, he mixed medicine with mischief for half a century. Al Holley wasn't just a doctor. His roles ranged from cowboy to author, stagecoach driver to train robber. He worked as an army lieutenant, a historian, an artist, a Justice of the Peace, and even acted on the streets of Barkerville, heart of the Cariboo Gold Rush. These stories show just how good a tough life in the backwoods can be. The doctor captivates his audience with his ability to see to the very essence of people. Above all, Holley knows how to laugh at himself, and to make others laugh at the strange things life can toss up.

Teaching The Dog To Think

Author: Kimberly Davis
Editor: Kimberly Davis
ISBN: 9780983449201
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TEACHING THE DOG TO THINK is Kimberly Davis' engaging memoir about her crash introduction to the sport of dog agility-with its jumps, tunnels, balance beams and weave poles. An award-winning poet and blogger, Davis vividly describes her frustrations trying to get her dog to "mind." We then watch as her first steely-eyed agility coach shames her into giving up choke collars and scruff shakes in favor of the "positive" training methods used by agility instructors. Davis' breezy, often humorous account shows how these new techniques allow her to communicate with the "alien" mind of a dog. Also how they transform her unruly yearling collie, Willow, into a loyal, hardworking teammate. Davis ultimately carries the lessons she has mastered in dog training class into other areas of her life, particularly into parenting and teaching creative writing. In the end, this memoir becomes a soul-searching exploration of how to get others to do what we want without bullying or cruelty-by using our heads and forcing ourselves to be a little smarter. A subtly subversive book about dealing responsibly with those less powerful than ourselves, Teaching The Dog To Think speaks not only to dog lovers, but also to anyone who has ever felt helpless, angry, or frustrated as a parent, teacher or pet owner. "You MUST read this book if you have children or pets, and want to change their behavior without coercion "--Richard McManus, Founder and President, The Fluency Factory "An interesting story of how switching to clicker training vastly improved one agility fan's dog and also changed her own approach to family life."--Karen Pryor, author of Don't Shoot the Dog and Reaching the Animal Mind "A wonderful entry point for anyone learning about these important new methods for teaching skills and enhancing creativity."--Catherine S. Mayes, Independent Autism Advocate and Autism Project Advocate, Massachusetts Advocates for Children

The Dog Behavior Answer Book

Author: Arden Moore
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421890
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“Just how smart is my dog?” Try draping a towel over his head and timing his escape. “Why does she prefer the toilet to her bowl?” Because it’s always full and always cool; can you blame her? Animal behavior expert Arden Moore answers scores of questions on dog ownership and psychology, from grooming and fleas to obedience training and puppy love. This book contains everything the new, curious, or frustrated pet owner needs to know to smooth out the wrinkles in any dog’s coat!

The Parliamentary Debates

Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Editor:
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Shoot The Dog

Author: Brad Smith
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143919758X
Size: 18,61 MB
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From a writer who “rivals Elmore Leonard at his best” (Publishers Weekly) comes the third novel in the Virgil Cain series—a riveting story that opens with the discovery of the body of a movie star near the Hudson River. In upstate New York, Virgil Cain is drawing hay behind his team of massive Percherons when two movie scouts show up and offer $500 a day to use the horses in a film to be shot in the area. Virgil, in need of cash, reluctantly pockets the money, but he soon finds the chaotic set of Frontier Woman to be more trouble than it’s worth. Savvy producer Sam Sawchuk is in over her head; when she’s not propping up her talent-challenged husband-cum-director, she’s trying to keep tabs on a new inves­tor, the Native American casino owner Ronnie Red Hawk, a rambling egomaniac with designs on an infamous starlet. When the film’s leading lady turns up dead, Virgil discovers that more is at stake than the carnal interests of a casino magnate and the production of a major motion picture. And although he’d rather leave the whole bunch to stew in their own juices, he realizes he needs to step in before a charming ten-year-old actress named Georgia becomes the next victim.