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by Konrad Lorenz,Karen Pryor
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Biological Sciences
  • Author:
    Konrad Lorenz,Karen Pryor
  • ISBN:
    1890948047
  • ISBN13:
    978-1890948047
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  • Publisher:
    Sunshine Books, Inc.; 4th Expanded edition (March 16, 2004)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Biological Sciences
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I always wondered how in the world did they train a dolphin to jump, flip and do all those fancy moves and now I have some idea. I mean afterall, the dolphin is in the water and you are on land? With dogs, at least, you can say commands with your voice and reward it by petting it.

Lads Before the Wind book. I especially liked the Skinner and Conrad Lorenz descriptions since I've heard about both of them. In general, I think Lads Before the Wind is a much better book than Voices in the Ocean. I am trying to talk Liana into switching books. This book shows how many behavior modifying methods we don't use fully in dog training.

Lads Before the Wind is also the most readable book written on the new science o. .A biologist by training, she currently writes and lectures on the art of positive reinforcement training

Lads Before the Wind is also the most readable book written on the new science o.A biologist by training, she currently writes and lectures on the art of positive reinforcement training.

by Karen Pryor (Author), Konrad Lorenz (Foreword)

by Karen Pryor (Author), Konrad Lorenz (Foreword).

Lads has become a classic over the years, especially among trainers. It includes chapters on her dolphin adventures after Sea Life Park days, from diving in the nets of tuna boats to using operant conditioning to really talk, and even joke, with a dolphin. Play without biting or scratching.

Lads Before the Wind. Diary of a Dolphin Trainer. by Karen Pryor, Konrad Lorenz. Published November 1994 by Sunshine Books. Are you sure you want to remove Lads Before the Wind from your list? Lads Before the Wind.

Lads before the Wind is of interest to the well-seasoned trainer who can read between the lines to see what she was doing. It provides some history behind the method. At times, it's fascinating

Lads before the Wind is of interest to the well-seasoned trainer who can read between the lines to see what she was doing. At times, it's fascinating. However, the book took a broad scope and talked about her marriages, people she worked with, people she had to fire etc. I wasn't interested in managing the people, only the animals. So I skipped a couple of chapters. Still, it was worth the price of a copy. cammykitty, January 22, 2014.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Lads Before The Wind Diary of a Dolphin . Author: Karen Pryor, Konrad Lorenz ISBN 10: 1890948047. Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA) ISBN 13: 9781890948047.

Author: Karen Pryor, Konrad Lorenz ISBN 10: 1890948047.

This classic adventure story will delight anyone who loves animals and the sea. Lads Before the Wind is also the most readable book written on the new science of training and communicating with positive reinforcemnet.

Shalinrad
A very neat and insightful book on animal training! I would highly suggest this book to anyone interested in animal training. It's written in the point of view of Karen Pryor and her own learning process of teaching the marine mammals of her park. It's not written as an instructional book. But pay attention and you will learn what mistakes to watch for and some neat ideas and theories about clicker training. Very inspiring!
komandante
A classic must for the library of any profession working with people and animals. A historical landmark story that carries many meta level and mega level messages that scintillate one's mind. A real pleasure and touching story of a remarkable endeavor to create an open ocean Marine World testing the ideology of free animals without cages and training them to stick around to entertain people and families. educational consultant
Livina
I just love Karen Pryor and all of her books! Not just a good read for people in the animal industry
Shan
good.
IWAS
"Lads Before the Wind" is a fascinating early book by Karen Pryor, the behavioral scientist who helped to discover the type of motivational training now known as "clicker training", a humane and respectful method of training, now in common use with all types of species from pet dogs to exotic zoo animals.
Spilberg
I always wondered how in the world did they train a dolphin to jump, flip and do all those fancy moves and now I have some idea. I mean afterall, the dolphin is in the water and you are on land? With dogs, at least, you can say commands with your voice and reward it by petting it. Well, this book answers all those questions you wondered about how they trained dolphins but were to afraid to ask or afraid to look stupid by asking. It is written in a very friendly, easy to read language and I was very pleasantly surprised with the book. I would highly recommended to to anybody and who knows, you might pick up a pointer or two on how to train other animals!
Na
A fantastic explanation of the process of Operant Conditioning, told with the structure of a story. Not only is it incredibly informative on the subject, it is a lot of fun to read! This book is still recommended reading for trainers at Sea World, and animal trainers in general. If you enjoy dolphins, and might be interested in behavior research, or might train ANY animal, this book is for you.
I have owned this book for many many years. It is one of the most important books in my collection if not the most important one that I own. It is one of two books where I have had a chance to meet Georges Gilbert, the father who I never knew. There is another book about BF Skinner and a little about his work at Sea Life Park. My father is mentioned there, too. I have only seen my father once. When I was in the fourth grade, we were on an excursion to Sea Life Park and were watching the dolphin program in the tanks. My father happened to be on hand during the show, and the trainer introduced him as the collector. It was embarrassing for me becaue I told one of the kids next to me that Georges is my father. The boy laughed and said why doesn't your father come see you. I told him I was just joking.

I have spent a portion of my life trying to retrace my dad's steps to learn who he was. I have even gone sport fishing on the Imua long after my father had passed away, and the Imua was refitted for sport fishing. I have met many skippers and captains on many boats in Hawaii who seemed to have known my father and had told tall stories of my father and the sea. My foster father who was also a bottom fisherman called my father the great fisherman. I guess Georges Gilbert had an uncanny feel for the ocean and the animals that the ocean possessed.

Thank you Karen for writing this book

Robert Kahaokamoku Gilbert