Teaching Dogs: Effective Learning is the second in a series of ebooks that present collected essays by author and dog trainer Eric Brad. Previously published for an online magazine, these essays have been been put together on the theme of how and why we train our dogs. Training our dogs has evolved mostly out of necessity and science has not had much to do with it. Over the past 40 years, dog trainers have become familiar with behavioural science pioneered by Ivan Pavlov, B.F. Skinner, and others and a new kind of dog training is emerging. These essays offer a look into the author’s journey from more traditional methods of dog training to a more modern, scientific approach. It is a journey filled with delightful surprises, frustrations, and a lot of learning.
Each essay is introduced by the author with some insight on its inspiration and how it came to be written. The book also includes all new Introduction and Epilogue essays that highlight the thematic nature of the book and discuss the larger concepts that the author tries to cover.
A great read for both fans of Eric’s Canine Nation articles and new readers alike, Teaching Dogs: Effective Learning provides an intelligent and scientific look at “man’s best friend” the dog.