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Books

Pryor, K. (2009) Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker training and what it teaches us about all animals. NY: Scribner

“This is a book about loving, understanding, and communicating with animals. Animals are a lot smarter and more aware than we used to think. Now you can share my personal experiences training and communicating with animals ranging from an elephant to a hermit crab. You’ll learn how you, too, can bring out the intelligence, personality, warmth, even humor, in dogs, cats, horses, and other pets, and have fun doing it, too.” - Karen Pryor

For more information go to : clickertraining.com and reachingtheanimalmind.com

Lynn Loar's Review

Pang, E. and Louie, H. (2008). Good Dog! Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training. Wenatchee, WA: Dogwise Publishing

To order, go to
http://www.dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DTB1029

Excerpt:

Teaching Good Manners and Tricks

Review:

Boat, B. (2008) review of Good Dog

Loar, L. and Colman, L.(2004). Teaching Empathy: Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs for Children and Families Exposed to Violence. Alameda, CA: Latham Foundation.

Excerpts

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Teach Your Dog Good Manners and Tricks

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats (Chinese)

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats (Spanish)

The Clicker Promise

Dog Protection Promise


Pryor, K. (2000). Lads Before the Wind: Diary of a Dolphin Trainer. Waltham, MA: Sunshine Books, Inc.

It's an expanded version of my dolphin-training saga, Lads Before the Wind, which tells the story of how I first learned about shaping and marker signals and all the rest, training dolphins in Hawaii. Lads has become a bit of a classic over the years, especially among trainers. Now I've added four more chapters on my dolphin adventures after Sea Life Park days, from diving in the nets of tuna boats to using operant conditioning to REALLY talk, and even joke, with a dolphin. It ends with a chapter on clicker training — which is really, after all, dolphin training for everyone. For more information, go to clickertraining.com



Pryor, K. (1999). Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

This is the "Bible" on positive reinforcement training, or operant conditioning, and how it works - with people, and of course with animals. Fun to read too! Over 300,000 in print. Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made "Don't Shoot the Dog" a bestselling classic! Now this revised edition, published by Bantam, presents more of her insights into animal and human behavior. For more information, go to www.clickertraining.com

 

Articles

Aguiniga. S. (2016). What a Difference a Year Makes. Latham Letter, winter 2016.

Loar. L. with Raquel Castellanos, Francisco Martinez, Emma Prado, Radhika Prasad, Javier Valdez and Austin Werchick. (2016). Clicker Training Shelter Animals with the Help of the New Generation. Latham Letter, winter 2016.

Loar. L. with Sarah Aguiniga, Mario Garcia, Karla Olvera, Ronaldo Ordonez and Brenden Patterson. (2015). Realizing Potential: At-risk youth teach and learn from shelter dogs, cats and rabbits. Latham Letter, winter 2015.

Loar, L. with Geoffrey Pott, Sebastian Pott and Noah Carlton (2010). Latham Letter, summer 2010.

Loar, L., Louie, H.., Pang, E., Rankupalli, M., Pott, G. (2009). Designing Effective Reinforcers. Latham Letter, summer and fall 2009.

Louie, H. (2009) I Just Came to Pet a Dog: What Clicker Training Taught Me About Everyday Life. Latham Letter Winter, 2009, pp. 6-7.

Boat, B (2008). Review of 'Good Dog! Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training'. Latham Letter. vol. 29. no. 4. 21-22

Loar, L. (2008). Thats Right! But Don't Do It Again Today!. ISI Edge, 12-14.

Loar, L. and White, K. (2007). SHIP for Seniors: A new wrinkle in animal-assisted therapy. Latham Letter, vol. 28, no. 4, 6-8.

Orr, J. (2005). Talk to the Animals-Clicker Training as a Communication Tool. The Latham Letter, Vol. 26, no. 1, 6-7 and 11.

Boat, B. (2005). SHIP-Teaching Positive Interactions to Battered Mothers and Their Children in Cincinnati. The Latham Letter, Vol. 26, No. 3, 6-9.

Stone, G. (2002). Measuring the Efficacy of Humane Education-Methodological Challenges and Possibilities. The Latham Letter, Vol. 23, No. 1, 14-16.

Boat, B., Loar, L., and Pryor, K. (2001). Clicker Training: The Training Game-More Than Meets the Eye or the Ear. The Latham Letter, Vol. 22, No. 3, 6-9.

Boat, B. (2001). Assessing the Effectiveness of Humane Education Interventions with High-Risk Children. The Latham Letter, Vol. 22, No. 2, 8-9.

Duford, D. (2000). You Can Cross Over, But You Can't Cross Back. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 4, 10-11.

Mayeda, M. (2000). Clicker Training With At-Risk Families Succeeds at the Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 4, 14-15.

Loar, L. (2000). Clicker Training with At-Risk Families. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 2, 13.

Loar, L. (2000). Shaping Behavior with Positive Reinforcement & Joy. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 2, 6-7.

Pryor, K. (2000). A Transformation Devoutly to be Wished: What we are beginning to discover from the clicker training revolution. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 2, 8-12.

Spector, M. (2000). How Clicker Training Has Helped Me Be a Better Parent. The Latham Letter, Vol. 21, No. 2, 14-17.

Materials For Children

Louie, H. (2009) I Just Came to Pet a Dog: What Clicker Training Taught Me About Everyday Life. Latham Letter Winter, 2009, pp. 6-7.

Pang, E. and Louie, H. (2008). Good Dog! Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training. Wenatchee, WA: Dogwise Publishing

To order, go to http://www.dogwise.com/ItemDetails.cfm?ID=DTB1029

Excerpt:

Teaching Good Manners and Tricks

Review:

Boat, B. (2008) Review of Good Dog! Kids Teach Kids About Dog Behavior and Training. Latham Letter. vol. 29. no. 4. 21-22

Loar, L. and Colman, L.(2004). Teaching Empathy: Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs for Children and Families Exposed to Violence. Alameda, CA: Latham Foundation.

To order, go to http://www.latham.org/publications.asp?Type=Publication

Excerpts for Children

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Teach Your Dog Good Manners and Tricks

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats (Chinese)

Teaching with a Clicker: How to Train People and Animals with a Clicker and Treats (Spanish)

The Clicker Promise

Dog Protection Promise

Brochures about Tagging:

Tagging: A new Way to Learn to Skate

Tagging: A New way to learn a sport

Tagging: A New way to learn a sport (American Sign Language)

 

Videos

Tagging: A new way to learn to skate

TAGs On Ice

At the Winter Lodge Ice Rink in Palo Alto, California, families participate in the innovative program TAGs on Ice. At least one child in each of these skating families has been diagnosed with a serious disability such as autism or pervasive developmental delay.

Skating coach and social worker Lynn Loar uses a technique called tagging, Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. The tagger makes a short sharp click that pinpoints the right move. The tags can be for anything involving movement--sitting down to put on skates, walking through the doorway toward the ice, taking a step on the ice, looking ahead, letting go of the rail and eventually for fancy things like skating backwards and doing spins.

New skills are taught not by verbal instruction but by observing and tagging tiny steps that lead to a desired behavior. Each tag earns a point for the child and the points can be turned into rewards at the end of the session.
 
Tagging gives children with special needs a playful way to master a new and exciting activity in the company of family and friends. TAGs on Ice gives the entire family an athletic activity to enjoy and a positive way to shape behaviors on and off the ice.

To order individual copies of TAGs on Ice, go to www.clickertraining.com or www.amazon.com

For bulk orders, volume and non-profit discounts, contact Lynn Loar at l.loar@comcast.net

Click to see an excerpt of the TAGs On Ice Video

 

Tagging: A new way to learn a sport video (ASL)

Click to see the ASL Video

 

Ice Skating Lesson




Karen Pryor and the Neurobiology of TAGteach and the Clicker (short version)

Full version of the talk is available on the TagTeach website:
Karen Pryor - The Neurobiology of TAGteach