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|Read Ebook à Clicker Training for Cats ô 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 affectionate In the easy to read beginner s guide, Karen Pryor, the world s leading clicker training expert, tells you how to teach your catto 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 Balancing the Load you can Clicker training Most Likely To... 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 Blind (Lorelei Bluffs Book 3) activity and attitude toward life It can make your cat happier and affectionate In the easy to read beginner s guide The Counterfeiter-Catching Cat (Beatrice Young Cat Mystery Karen Pryor Gordo & the Gringo the world s leading clicker training expert Selendang Pelangi tells you how to teach your catto 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 Lots of good information, though also lots of grammatical errors or typos I got some great ideas for things to work on with my cat, but I was hoping forDefinitely a great read for someone that is unfamiliar with clicker training and has a desire to train their cat not just party tricks, but ways to make living together easier It left me feeling motivated and looking for Phillip so I could teach him a new trick. Now my cat obeys my every demand Ok, most of my demands.Sometimes If she feels like it But still For the most part, this was a great little book I appreciate that it is a slim volume this makes reading it less intimidating and time consuming, and hopefullyappealing for folks considering cat training books I also liked Karen Pryor s tone and method of writing it was conversational and easy to understand This book isn t technical, and the marketing for beginners was appropriate the information would be accessible for newbies The information in the book was well organized into c For the most part, this was a great little book I appreciate that it is a slim volume this makes reading it less intimidating and time consuming, and hopefullyappealing for folks considering cat training books I also liked Karen Pryor s tone and method of writing it was conversational and easy to understand This book isn t technical, and the marketing for beginners was appropriate the information would be accessible for newbies The information in the book was well organized into chapters and then subheadings that made logical sense Pryor wrote of standard, useful behaviors, fun tricks, and addressingproblematic behaviors, as well as the basics of clicker training and its benefits Pryor also included many examples anecdotes of her own cats, which were interesting and relevant One annoyance with this book was its many typos, but I still valued the majority of the instruction the manual provided A few of the training instructions caused me to pause, however they were not what I would have expected Pryor to teach, nor what I would feel comfortable doing For example, Pryor advocates for what I believe is negative reinforcement or perhaps positive punishment which becomes negative reinforcement when teaching a cat to accept handling and husbandry behaviors Pryor instructs pet parents to hold onto their cats paws until the cat relaxes, and to then remove their hands Pryor says that the cat will learn that relaxing will remove the human s hands the aversive Why not instead teach the cat using positive reinforcement For example, human lightly taps paw, cat gets delicious treat And so on, building up to where the cat feels comfortable having its paws held and even wants to have its paws held because it associates the act with delicious treats or something else reinforcing Pryor also confused my a bit when discussing working with two cats that did not get along She instructed pet parents to click and treat the cat for eye contact with the pet parent While it is true that eye contact with the pet parent makes it less likely that the cat will, at that specific moment, exhibit aggression towards the other cat, will it change how the cat feels about the other cat There can be a classical counter conditioning effect happening with the operant conditioning of eye contact, but it may not happen as quickly or effectively as, say, clicking and treating for looking at the other cat which I have been taught to do regarding my dog and its triggers of strange people and dogs , which aims to associate the trigger s presence with delicious food as opposed to eye contact with delicious food , at least as a first step until the animal no longer is anxious, stressed, or aggressive in the presence of the trigger, and then other behaviors can be asked for and reinforced with operant conditioning This book is a bit older and I might even be reading on older edition , so perhaps then some of my concerns with this book have been revised in any newer editions, or if not, perhaps Karen Pryor has revised her approach to these issues in her current training and writing projects While I do have concerns regarding the situations I described above, fortunately I am fluent enough in animal behavior and training so that I would not take Pryor s advice in those two circumstances, and aside from those sections, I was able to enjoy and learn from this book A fun read with a lot of tips I may never put into action but I do respect the safety of training your cat to come when called You never know when quick action may he needed I can see clicker training working for this if nothing else My two kittens are pretty food oriented particularly the baby girl, the only thing holding them back is their handler