Chapter 1: Reaching Minds
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King Solomon’s Ring. Konrad Lorenz. 1952. This deceptively simple account of Lorenz’s animals and birds is a fine introduction to the science of ethology. With drawings by the author.

Comments on the 1950s applications and extensions of Skinner’s operant psychology.” Edward K. Morris. 2003. The Behavior Analyst 26:281–95.

When the President appointed me.” Karen Pryor. 1995. On Behavior, chap. 15.

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Photos: Wolf Park

Video: Clicker trained wolves at Wolf Park

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Marine Mammal Commission

The Skinner Foundation

Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana

Sea Life Park

Karen with rat on her shoulder

“Karen Pryor has been at the forefront of humane and science-based training for decades, and this book shows us why. With compelling stories and accessible science, Reaching the Animal Mind is an inspiration for everyone who loves animals and wants to train them with compassion and respect. Whether you're an experienced clicker trainer or someone who just wants their dog to stop barking without having to yell, you really, truly want this book!”

Dr. Patricia McConnell
author of The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs