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Helping those who teach dogs to better understand the learning process: motivation, stages of learning, operant conditioning, negative punishment etc and all explained in plain English.  Select the methods that work best for your dog!

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Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in plain English how dogs learn and how best to teach them

by Pamela J Reid

Here's a book that explains animal learning in a way that is easy to understood and entertaining. With the freedom of understanding 'how your dog learns' comes the ability to make the process easy, efficient and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., letting the dog train itself), and 'errorless discrimination learning' for teaching scent articles and directed jumping. The combination of a relaxed writing style and numerous examples that relate to dog training makes learning theory actually fun to learn.

This book does assume a level of familiarity with obedience, agility and flyball exercises.


Pamela Reid

Pam Reid earned her Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in animal learning, behaviour and cognition.  She is a certified Applied Animal Behaviourist and operates a Toronto-based private practice for problem pets.  She completes in agility, obedience and flyball.  She lives with Shaahin (a Saluki), Ciaran (a Border Coolllie), Eejit (a Border Collie/Border Terrier mix) and Carmen (a cat).

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