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Carrots and Sticks Principles of Animal Training

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By: Paul McGreevy and Robert A Boakes
324 pages, 30 illus, 400 figs
Carrots and Sticks
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  • Carrots and Sticks ISBN: 9780521686914 Paperback Nov 2007 Out of Print #147432
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Drawing on interviews with leading animal trainers, Carrots and Sticks offers 50 case studies that explore step-by-step training of a wide variety of companion, working and exotic animals, reviews the preparation of animals prior to training and the common pitfalls encountered. Carrots and Sticks brings behavioural science to life, explaining animal training techniques in the language of learning theory. Opening sections on instinct, rewards, punishers and intelligence are richly infused with examples from current training practice and establish the principles that are explored in the unique case studies.


Part I. Preface: 1. Instincts and their modification; 2. Learning theory and positive reinforcement; 3. Fear, punishment and avoidance training; 4. Animal intelligence; Part II. Case Studies: 5. Companion; 6. Exotic; 7. Working; Part III. Conclusion: Glossary; Further reading; References.

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Paul McGreevy is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science. In 2001 he was awarded the prestigious international Prince Laurent Prize for his work on animal welfare. Bob Boakes is the McCaughey Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney.
Out of Print
By: Paul McGreevy and Robert A Boakes
324 pages, 30 illus, 400 figs
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