For example, an elephant is a herd animal, so it responds to hierarchy. He's an omnivore, and what a trainer would call food-driven.
The methods described here are the modern, positive-only methods advocated by psychs such as BF Skinner- I have started moving towards this with my own kids with great success.
Many of these techniques run counter to the way we train animals, kids, and yes, even spouses.Invalid email address. I guessed she was right — our union was better than most — and resigned myself to stretches of slow-boil resentment and occasional sarcasm. Advertisement Continue reading the main story I was using what trainers call "approximations," rewarding the small steps toward learning a whole new behavior. The notion of "training" one's spouse seems somewhat cold. Aug 18, Ariel rated it really liked it Probably the best parenting book I've read that isn't a parenting book! We'll never stop using punishment, we are primates after all, but I hope this book encourages people to at least lay off a little. He did this by training the leggy birds to land on mats on the ground. One thing that progressive animal trainers focus on is that every interaction is training.
We are terribly lazy and over-rely on the power of speech. Would still recommend it as most people can probably pick up a thing or two on how to improve their relationship.
The central lesson I learned from exotic animal trainers is that I should reward behavior I like and ignore behavior I don't.
It also erodes our relationships. While observing trainers of exotic animals, journalist Amy Sutherland had an epiphany: What if she used their techniques with the human animals in her own life-specifically her dear husband, Scott?
You are already subscribed to this email. One thing that progressive animal trainer This book is an extended version of a column that Ms.