Chapter 12: Intention
Keep learning! Explore the bonus content for this chapter.

read icon Read

Behavior Analysis for Teachers. Julie S. Vargas. 2009. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. A groundbreaking textbook on the science of teaching.

The Teacher’s Craft: The 10 Essential Skills of Effective Teaching. Paul Chance. 2006. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. A behavioral guide to using evidence-based best practices for teaching. If you are a school-teacher, this book will make you proud of what you do.

A Dolphin-Human Fishing Cooperative in Brazil.” Karen Pryor, Jon Lindbergh, Scott Lindbergh, and Raquel Milano. 1990. Marine Mammal Science 6:1.

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training. Rev. ed. Karen Pryor. 1999. Audio, 6 CD set, read by the author.

watch icon Watch

visit icon Visit

Karen Pryor Academy (online and hands-on instruction for trainers)

Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, California

TAGteach International LLC;

Fishermen in hardhats

“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