Chapter 3: Communication
Keep learning! Explore the bonus content for this chapter.

read icon Read

Don’t Shoot the Dog! Rev. ed. Karen Pryor. 1999. New York: Bantam Books.

Why Porpoise Trainers Are Not Dolphin Lovers: Real and false
communication in the operant setting.
” Karen Pryor. 1981. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 304:137-43.

Non-acoustic Communication in Small Cetaceans: Glance, Touch, Position, Gesture, and Bubbles.” Karen Pryor. 1991. In Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans, ed. J. A. Thomas and R.A. Kastelein. New York: Plenum Press.

Orchestra Conductors Would Make Good Porpoise Trainers.” Karen Pryor. 1976. Psychology Today, November. Cues and stimulus control in a human setting.

watch icon Watch

Photos: Cat High Five

Video: Happy Ferret Dance (The lightbulb moment)
Video: Blue Bowl (German Shepherd learns a new cue)
Video: Agility Cat


visit icon Visit

Karen Pryor Clickertraining www.clickertraining.com

ClickFlicks Learning Center www.clickertraining.tv

ClickerExpo www.clickerexpo.com

Learning About Dogs www.learningaboutdogs.com

Karen Pryor Academy www.karenpryoracademy.com

Cat High Five

“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