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The secret history of kindness : learning from how dogs learn / Melissa Holbrook Pierson.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 636.70835 PIE 000153513 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393066197
  • ISBN: 0393066193
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
A "look at man's best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves"--Jacket.
When Pierson brought home a border collie she didn't have a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement; to learn more, she met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. She draws surprising connections of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: Dogs > Training > Philosophy.
Dogs > Psychology.
Dog trainers > Psychology.
Dogs > Training > Philosophy.
Dogs > Psychology.
Dog trainers > Psychology.
Dogs > Psychology.
Genre: Nonfiction.