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Clicker Training for Clever Cats: Learning Can Be Fun!

There is a method of learning to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. It is called “classical conditioning,” and is used in a very specific way as part of clicker training. Every click results in something positive for the cat: a treat, a cuddle, a favorite game. Because cats are intelligent, they quickly understand what kind of behavior gets them a click and a reward, and they will experiment in order to find out what else […]

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Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats (Karen Pryor Clicker Books)

From Library Journal Behavioral biologist Pryor dispels the commonly held idea that cats can train their owners but cannot be trained themselves. The author of Don’t Shoot the Dog! is a leading authority on clicker training, a method based on operant conditioning that uses positive reinforcement and a “click” signal to shape useful or amusing behavior. Pryor illustrates how clicker training can be used to teach a cat to come when called, to sit up and beg, […]

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