Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Procedures and Protocols

Author: Steven R. Lindsay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118696751

Category: Medical

Page: 824

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The Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training series provides a coherent and integrated approach to understanding and controlling dog behavior. In Volume 3, various themes introduced in Volumes 1 and 2 are expanded upon, especially causally significant social, biological, and behavioral influences that impact on the etiology of behavior problems and their treatment. Ethological observations, relevant behavioral and neurobiological research, and dog behavior clinical findings are reviewed and critiqued in detail. Many of the training concepts, procedures, and protocols described have not been previously published, making this book a unique contribution to dog behavior and training literature.

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems

Author: Steve Lindsay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701224

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Handbook of Applied Dog Behaviour and Training, Volume two: Etiology and Assessment of Behaviour Problems is the definitive reference for dog trainers, behaviourists, breeders and veterinarians. Coupled with Volume one, this text provides theoretical and practical framework for understanding the development and treatment of dog behaviour problems. Topics covered include Fear, anxiety and phobias, Separation-related problems, Hyperactivity, and Dominance, territorial, and fear-related aggression. The focus is to present and evaluate the relevant applied and scientific literature, and to highlight what remains to be learned, while the author introduces alternative ways for analysing and understanding the etiology of dog behaviour problems.

K9 Behavior Basics

A Manual for Proven Success in Operational Service Dog Training

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak,Simon Prins

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550594516

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.

Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff

Author: Emily Weiss,Heather Mohan-Gibbons,Stephen Zawistowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118711114

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats.--From publisher description.

Chase

Managing Your Dog's Predatory Instincts

Author: Clarissa von Reinhardt

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 161781007X

Category: Pets

Page: 132

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Almost every dog has some degree of prey drive - it's in his genes - some more than others. You may experience it when your otherwise well mannered dog suddenly takes off chasing after a rabbit, squirrel, or a jogger. The old approach to solving this problem involved the use of "corrective" devices like choke chains and electronic fences. A better approach includes training and management techniques that reward your dog for choosing to focus on and stay near you, the owner. Clarissa von Reinhardt has been working on the issue of how to deal with unwanted predatory behavior for many years. In this fascinating and inspiring book, she takes the readers step by step through her training methods, inviting them to learn more about a dog's complex spectrum of behavior, and ultimately to maintain as much control as possible over the urge to chase prey.

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day

Author: Nathan Azrin,Richard Foxx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147679233X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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THE CLASSIC GUIDE USED BY MILLIONS OF PARENTS! MAKE TOILET TRAINING A TOTAL SUCCESS -- IN ONLY A FEW HOURS! From two noted learning specialists, here is the amazing, scientifically proved Azrin-Foxx method that teaches toilet training quickly -- in less than four hours for the average child. And after that rewarding learning period, he or she will willingly use the toilet without assistance or a reminder! Also inside is a wealth of information on related topics, including: • Unexpected benefits -- your child's newfound pride and independence can increase eagerness to feed and dress him- or herself, and improve responsiveness to parental instruction • Pre-training techniques every parent should know • Bed-wetting problems -- and how this method can help end them • Happy children, happy parents -- how mastering toilet training benefits the whole family, increasing parents' personal time and deepening the parent-child connection. With more than 2 million copies sold, TOILET TRAINING IN LESS THAN A DAY is the one guide you'll need to make this significant transition a rewarding and pleasurable experience -- for both you and your toddler!

The Language of Dogs

Author: Justin Silver,David Donnenfeld

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476734143

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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The canine expert and star of the hit TV show Dogs in the City shares his cutting-edge methods for training and caring for happy, healthy dogs in the city. Do you have a doggy dilemma? Struggling with canine claustrophobia? Are you trying to give Fido the best care and attention, but your busy life is getting in the way? Meet Justin Silver. As a dog trainer by day and stand-up comedian by night, Justin combined his two vocations and created the charity "Funny For Fido," providing assistance to homeless animals and the groups that support them. In 2006, after fostering and rehabilitating abused animals for more than a decade, he opened a full-service pet care company in New York, which was featured on the hit CBS show Dogs in the City. With a creative and instinctive ability to connect with dogs and solve problems between pets and their owners, Justin became New York City’s top dog guru. Now, in The Language of Dogs, Justin shares insider tips—not to mention his best hound humor—for socializing dogs of all ages and preparing new puppies for well-adjusted city lives. Packed with expert training techniques, recipes, and grooming advice, this book is a complete guide for people with dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments. Justin’s work with pet owners is more than a business; he has a true gift for distilling complex issues into simple solutions. A must-read for all dog lovers, The Language of Dogs will help you become the best dog owner you can possibly be.

The Science and Technology of Animal Training

Author: James O'Heare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927744062

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Page: N.A

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The Science and Technology of Animal Training is a Masters level textbook, written to help students of animal training and established professionals alike expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills in the natural science of behavior and the applied technology derived from it in training companion animals. It does not present fads or proprietary "one-true-way" "systems." It provides a thorough introduction to basic through to advanced laws, principles, strategies and techniques in positive reinforcement-emphasized companion animal training. It covers all of the foundational behaviors for training dogs, cats, birds, horses and humans with detailed instructions. It covers advanced training procedures such as shaping, chaining and sequencing in depth. It provides a set of hands-on trainer exercises to help the trainer develop their skills and there is a Study Questions book available for trainers to work through on their own or in a classroom environment.

Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals

Author: Karen L. Overall

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780801668203

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Here's authoritative scientifically based guidance on preventing, diagnosing, and successfully treating behavior cases. Every kind of problem from aggressive behavior to self-mutilation, is discussed. * A practical guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating small animal behavior cases. * Covers every class of problem--from the most common to those rarely seen. * Emphasizes evaluation and step-by-step diagnosis of normal versus abnormal behavior. * Provides easy-to-use client instruction protocols you can photocopy. * Focuses on ways to deal with animal behavior so the incidence of euthanasia can be reduced. * Covers legal obligations and problems resulting from pet's behavior.

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition

Author: Robert H. Weichbrod,Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson,John N. Norton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351648225

Category: Medical

Page: 872

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Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work with a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce. Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition is the extensively expanded revision of the popular Management of Laboratory Animal Care and Use Programs book published earlier this century. Following in the footsteps of the first edition, this revision serves as a first line management resource, providing for strong advocacy for advancing quality animal welfare and science worldwide, and continues as a valuable seminal reference for those engaged in all types of programs involving animal care and use. It has more than doubled the number of chapters in the original volume to present a more comprehensive overview of the current breadth and depth of the field with applicability to an international audience. Readers are provided with the latest information and resource and reference material from authors who are noted experts in their field. Co-publishers on the second edition are: ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); ECLAM (European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); IACLAM (International Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine); JCLAM (Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); KCLAM (Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); CALAS (Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine); LAMA (Laboratory Animal Management Association); and IAT (Institute of Animal Technology).

Stand by Me

The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth

Author: Jean E RHODES

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042689

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice

Author: Aubrey H. Fine

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080463834

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond. *Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers *Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions *Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations

Toilet Training Success

A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Frank Cicero

Publisher: Drl Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780983622611

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 84

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This book, designed for both parents and professionals, introduces the reader to effective toilet training interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics discussed include urination training, bowel training, increasing requesting, and overnight training. Questions such as when to begin, how to use positive reinforcement, collect data and conduct necessary assessments prior to training are examples of just a few of the questions that the author addresses. The plans and procedures presented are applicable to a wide range of developmental disabilities and age ranges.

Scaredy Dog!

Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog

Author: Ali Brown

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 0976641402

Category: Pets

Page: 125

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Ali Brown, Certified Pet Dog Trainer, helps dog owners understand what a reactive dog is doing when it growls at other dogs, lunges at people, and barks at everything-- behaviors often mislabeled as "aggression." She explains why the dog is behaving that

Verbal Behavior

Author: B. F. Skinner

Publisher: B. F. Skinner Foundation

ISBN: 0989983900

Category: Psychology

Page: 1025

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In 1934, at the age of 30, B. F. Skinner found himself at a dinner sitting next to Professor Alfred North Whitehead. Never one to lose an opportunity to promote behaviorism, Skinner expounded its main tenets to the distinguished philosopher. Whitehead acknowledged that science might account for most of human behavior but he would not include verbal behavior. He ended the discussion with a challenge: "Let me see you," he said, "account for my behavior as I sit here saying, 'No black scorpion is falling upon this table.'" The next morning Skinner began this book. It took him over twenty years to complete. This book extends the laboratory-based principles of selection by consequences to account for what people say, write, gesture, and think. Skinner argues that verbal behavior requires a separate analysis because it does not operate on the environment directly, but rather through the behavior of other people in a verbal community. He illustrates his thesis with examples from literature, the arts, and sciences, as well as from his own verbal behavior and that of his colleagues and children. Perhaps it is because this theoretical work provides a way to approach that most human of human behavior that Skinner ofter called Verbal Behavior his most important work.

Decoding Your Dog

Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Author: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547834454

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. “[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.” –Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits “Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.” –Bark

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN DOGS

A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL MANUAL FOR PROFESSIONALS, 2ND EDITION

Author: James O'Heare

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1927744040

Category: Pets

Page: 332

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A comprehensive technical manual, written for dog behavior professionals. How to assess the problem, constructing systematic behavior change programs, and case management techniques. Includes an extensive glossary and bibliography. The new second edition features a more behavioral approach to the prevention and assessment of aggression in dogs and strategies to help professionals solve aggression problems brought to them by their clients.

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research

Author: Committee on Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309089034

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Expanding on the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, this book deals specifically with mammals in neuroscience and behavioral research laboratories. It offers flexible guidelines for the care of these animals, and guidance on adapting these guidelines to various situations without hindering the research process. Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research offers a more in-depth treatment of concerns specific to these disciplines than any previous guide on animal care and use. It treats on such important subjects as: The important role that the researcher and veterinarian play in developing animal protocols. Methods for assessing and ensuring an animal’s well-being. General animal-care elements as they apply to neuroscience and behavioral research, and common animal welfare challenges this research can pose. The use of professional judgment and careful interpretation of regulations and guidelines to develop performance standards ensuring animal well-being and high-quality research. Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research treats the development and evaluation of animal-use protocols as a decision-making process, not just a decision. To this end, it presents the most current, in-depth information about the best practices for animal care and use, as they pertain to the intricacies of neuroscience and behavioral research.

Canine Olfaction Science and Law

Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation

Author: Tadeusz Jezierski,John Ensminger,L. E. Papet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482260271

Category: Law

Page: 482

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The value of the canine nose is well-documented, and working dogs are being utilized for their olfactory skills in an increasing number of fields. Not only are dogs used by police, security, and the military, but they are also now used in forensic science, in medical detection of disease, in calculating population trends of endangered species and eradicating invasive species in protected environments, and in identifying infestations and chemical contaminants. Edited and contributed to by eminent scholars, Canine Olfaction Science and Law: Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation takes a systematic scientific approach to canine olfaction. It includes work from scientists working in pure and applied disciplines, trainers and handlers who have trained and deployed detection dogs, and lawyers who have evaluated evidence produced with the aid of detection and scent identification dogs. The book is divided into six sections covering The anatomy, genetics, neurology, and evolution of canine olfaction as well as diseases affecting it The chemistry and aerodynamics of odors Behavior, learning, and training Uses of canine olfaction in forensics and law Uses in conservation and remediation Uses in detection of diseases and medical conditions The various contributors describe cutting edge research, some conclusions of which are the subject of vigorous debates between various laboratories and researchers. The editors have added cross-references so that readers can consider the different perspectives that are currently being advanced and understand where consensus is being built and where more research needs to be done. A useful practical reference, Canine Olfaction Science and Law provides a wealth of information beneficial to a wide range of disciplines. It aids trainers and handlers of detection dogs as well as various professionals in healthcare, law enforcement, forensic science, and environmental conservation to gain a better understanding of the remarkable power of the canine nose while encouraging further advances in applications.

Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Author: Malena DeMartini-Price, CTC

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811505

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Committed trainers and owners can solve this problem!
Treating separation anxiety in dogs is not quick or easy—but it can be done. The successful ingredients are cooperation, commitment and time on the part of the dog trainer and the owners. In this important new book, author Malena DeMartini-Price shares her 5 Phase Treatment Protocol and related strategies to help dogs overcome the fear of being left alone and addresses the trauma it can inflict on both the dog and their owners. Trainer handouts, detailed step-by-step training tips and a sample initial interview questionnaire are included.

Learn about:
• The critical role that “suspending absences” plays in the early part of the treatment plan and how owners and trainers can make this more manageable.
• How dog trainers can make the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs a specialized business.
• The role that management techniques and medications can play to help support the recommended behavior modification strategies.
• How technology, including remote feeding devices and web cams, can be used to monitor a dog’s progress in overcoming his fear of being left alone.