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Authors: Jenifer A. Zeligs
Title: Animal Training 101: The Complete and Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Behavior Modification
Published by: MILL CITY PR
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 344
ISBN13: 978-1634130660

Animal Training 101 offers a marriage of the science of animal behavior and the art of animal training. This approach is presented in a simple, practical way for both the professional and the beginning enthusiast working with any species. Animal Training 101 thoroughly explains the entire spectrum of training methods. Dr. Jenifer Zeligs provides a cost-benefit analysis of each approach, while focusing on a trusting, positive relationship between animal and trainer. This well-organized reference enables you to easily find the optimal techniques to solve your specific challenges and decide which techniques suit your individual needs.

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Authors: Ken Ramirez
Title: Animal Training: Successful Animal Management through Positive Reinforcement
Published by: Shedd Aquarium Society
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 578
ISBN13: 978-0961107499

Ken Ramirez wrote and edited this book as a training manual for his staff and for students of his graduate course on Animal Training. Published by the Shedd Aquarium in 1999 and now in its third printing, it has become the "must have" book for zoo and aquarium trainers world-wide. The book is a collection of articles by over 100 trainers focusing on training topics ranging from beginner to advanced. The book is divided into chapters that guides the reader through the development of a professional training program. Each chapter shares Ken's perspective on how to put a training program together then introduces the reader to articles that appear at the end of each chapter.

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Authors: P. D. McGreevy, R. A. Boakes
Title: Carrots and Sticks: Principles of Animal Training
Published by: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 318
ISBN13: 978-0521686914

Drawing on interviews with leading animal trainers, Carrots and Sticks offers 50 case studies that explore the step-by-step training of a wide variety of companion, working and exotic animals. Invaluable to anyone with an interest in the general basics of animal training or animal behaviour.

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Authors: Paul Chance
Title: Learning and Behavior
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 446
ISBN13: 978-1111832773

Learning and Behavior, Seventh Edition, is stimulating and filled with high-interest queries and examples. Based on the theme that learning is a biological mechanism that aids survival, this book embraces a scientific approach to behavior but is written in clear, engaging, and easy-to-understand language.

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Authors: Stephen F. Ledoux
Title: Running Out of Time—Introducing Behaviorology to Help Solve Global Problems
Published by: BehaveTech Publishing
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 570
ISBN13: 978-1927744024

Running Out of Time is a 600 page, 24 chapter book introducing behaviorology and exploring how it can help resolve many of the wold’s most pressing problems.

For several decades concerned people around the world, including traditional natural scientists (for example, physicists, chemists, and biologists) have worked to improve and expand solutions to some serious and growing global problems. This has led them to point out that both the problems and the solutions involve a large component of human behavior, and so a natural science of human behavior would be very helpful. Various circumstances, however, have raised difficulties in seeing that such a science already exists. Out of concern to provide the information that they seek, this book introduces the natural science of behavior, called Behaviorology, as another disciplinary member of the science and engineering team working to solve these problems, because Behaviorology is the natural science of why human behavior happens, a natural science to help build a sustainable society in a timely manner, hopefully a manner timely enough to help humanity avoid having to experience the worst effects of these global problems.


The Fundamentals of Animal TrainingAuthors: Bob Bailey
Title: The Fundamentals of Animal Training
Published by: Dog Sports Video
Release Date: 2006

With over 40 years' experience in animal behavior analysis and clicker training, Bob Bailey has influenced animal trainers from marine mammal trainers, zookeepers, the US Dept. of Defense to pet and performance dog trainers. He is an internationally respected animal trainer who's highly regarded Operant Conditioning Workshops have been attended by the likes of Karen Pryor, Jean Donaldson, Susan Garrett and Terrry Ryan. Whether you are training a pet or a high level performance animal, Bob unlocks the secrets to training success in this 4-DVD set.


Authors: James O'Heare
Title: The Science and Technology of Animal Training
Published by: Behavetech Publishing
Release Date: 2015
Genre: ,
Pages: 319
ISBN13: 978-1927744062

An advanced level textbook written to enhance knowledge and skills in the natural science of behavior and the applied technology derived from training companion animals.

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Authors: Stephen F. Ledoux
Title: What Causes Human Behavior - Stars, Selves, Or Contingencies?
Published by: Behavetech Publishing
Release Date: 2017
Pages: 432
ISBN13: 978-1927744147

Using ordinary examples of everyday human behaviors, this new book conveys—in a friendly, conversational manner—a basic behavior repertoire in many aspects of behaviorology. The cover of this 400–page, 27–chapter book points this out: “As we shift from pre–scientific understandings to helping build a sustainable society in a timely manner, answering this matters: Are the causes of our behavior in our stars, in our selves, or in our contingencies?”

The book is written for anyone concerned to understand human behavior better, especially as it relates to current global issues and human survival. The book is not about psychology as behaviorology is not any kind of psychology. In the first half of the book, the chapters consider a little history and philosophy of science along with some principles, methods, concepts, and practices of behaviorology. In the second half of the book, the chapters cover some scientific answers to some long–standing human questions (e.g., questions about values, rights, ethics, morals, language, consciousness, personhood, life, death, and reality) with the final chapter discussing interconnections between behaviorology and solutions to global problems, along with some necessary steps to make these and other contributions possible.


Passion for ethical, science based behaviour management, behavioral engineering & training. I geek out on science-based Animal Training & Behaviorology. Disclaimer: R+ biased.