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Reaching the Animal Mind

The Uses of Pandemonium—A Trainer's Take on Good Morning America

Sandra, an executive with the New York Humane Society, sometimes takes adoptable dogs on Good Morning America. Sandra tells me it's usually just her, the dog, the hosts, the set, and the cameras.

But this time it's not like that.

Clicker vs. Traditional Training: What's the Real Difference?

I was talking on the phone recently to a magazine writer—a nice guy who used to be a working cowboy. He spends a lot of time thinking about kind vs. cruel animal training.  "So, is that the real difference between clicker training and traditional training?" he asked. "Is it that one is more positive than the other?

Excerpts from Reaching the Animal Mind

One of the pleasures of Karen’s new book, Reaching the Animal Mind: What Clicker Training Teaches Us About Animals, is the way science is made accessible through compelling stories of real training events.