Recently, I started listening to a new audiobook. It’s called “The Paradox of Choice,” by Barry Schwartz. If you’re curious – the book is available from both Amazon and Audible. Having choices is usually good. However, one basic idea that Schwartz explores in the book is that when it comes to having choices, it is […]
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There are SO many animal training books and DVDs, that it can be a bit overwhelming! In this section, you’ll find all of the book and DVD reviews that I’ve posted on my site. If you’re new to positive animal training and the science of animal training, I recommend starting with Karen Pryor’s book, Don’t Shoot the Dog.
Last year was one of those really, really busy years. In addition to quite a bit of travel, I redesigned the undergraduate behavior analysis class that I teach. I learned a lot from the redesign process, but it ended up being a tremendously time-consuming project. One thing that I didn’t spend enough time doing last […]
I’ve finished two animal-related books recently, and I thought they both deserved a mention on the blog. Actually, I didn’t read either of these in the technical sense of the word. Instead, I listened to both of them as audiobooks through my Audible account. But, as they both really are books, I think the term […]
One of my projects for this year is to read/re-read a behavior analysis textbook that is referred to as “The Blue Books.” I read large sections of The Blue Books during my time in graduate school, but I’ve never read the whole thing from cover-to-cover. I’m looking forward to reading the parts I haven’t read […]
One thing that has always been an interest of mine is educating children about animals, pet care, and positive training. So, I was thrilled to learn that author Sarah Teske was writing a children’s book that would be a fun, yet educational, way to teach children more about positive training, shaping, and pet adoptions. In […]
I’m reading an interesting little book that was recommended to me recently by a friend. It’s not about animal training, but it is about changing behavior. I’m only about halfway through the book, but I’m finding it quite thought-provoking so far. You might find it interesting as well! The book is by Stephen Guise and […]