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Publisher's Summary

This book explores the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn discusses the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems, and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

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©1999 Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey (P)2017 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"This book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf...it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy." (Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Cari on 04-18-18

The narration is awful!

I couldn't get through the first chapter because the narration is so poor. I plan to buy a hard copy and read that way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Illyria on 02-25-17

Very good reference book!

It was so useful I've ordered the hard copy to keep as a reference. As a trainer I found it very helpful.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kat on 06-05-18

Great Book but....

Really need a hardcopy too for referencing. Also down to personal preference but found the reader hard to listen too at times.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 02-12-17

A must read for any dog owner/trainer

Great! Full of good science on how dogs learn with lots of practical applications and examples.

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