Book Report: Don't Shoot the Dog

Have you ever coached athletes who are afraid to make mistakes?

Or who make the same mistakes over and over?

Or who seem not to be able to make progress, no matter what you do?

In this book report, I review Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training”, a book that shows you an animal trainer’s perspective on learning and training. I’ll summarize for you some of the most helpful parts of the book, and leave with you a few big takeaways.

If you coach athletes, or have children, or interact with human beings, this is a book for you.

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Published by Jae Chung

I have a background in teaching the violin, T'ai Chi Ch'uan, English, writing, movement, and habit change. My main athletic accomplishments are spraining both ankles frequently and typing very fast.

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