The big news this month is the publication of my new book, Click to Win, Clicker Training for the Show Ring. This is a collection of my articles from the AKC Gazette on using the clicker to give your dog the skills to do its very best in the show ring, time after time. It also includes three articles on the experimental master class I taught here in Boston, an article on clicking puppies in the litter, and more.
Click to Win: Clicker Training for the Show Ring
For many years, my family and I have had the good fortune of traveling to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. It is a glorious part of the world-as close to paradise as you can imagine-and we pray that time passes quickly from the end of one trip to the start of next. Life changes refreshingly little in these islands, but on our arrival several years ago, we heard about something new and exciting that was going on up at Baker's Bay, a 40-minute boat ride from where we were staying: a group of behavioral scientists had set up a dolphin training center and the public was welcome to come and watch them work. Not only that, there were times of the day when you could swim with the dolphins in their in-ocean netted enclosure. That's all we had to hear.
Karen Pryor is a scientist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Through her work with dolphins in the 1960's she pioneered modern, force-free animal training methods. She is the author of many scientific papers and monographs and seven books.
Win more this season, with Karen Pryor's new book Click to Win! Clicker Training for the Show Ring! How can you make your dog look great in the show ring—every time? To self-stack, gait on a loose leash, prick his ears, and gaze warmly at the judge—all on cue? With the insight and experience of the world's leading clicker trainer in Click to Win!