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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training


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Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. History of Applied Dog Behavior and Training. Social Parallelism, Domestication, and Training; Dogs and the Ancient World; Roots of Modern Training; Organized Competitive Obedience; Dogs and Defense; The Monks of New Skete; New York and the North American Society of Dog Trainers; Science and Behavior; Applied Behavior; Contemporary Trends in Dog Training; References. 2. Behavioral Assessment. Part 1: Descriptive and Functional Assessment; Behavioral Fact-finding; Defining Behavior as a Problem; Functional Analysis and Working Hypotheses; Dead-dog Rule; Training Plan; Describing and Classifying Behavior Problems; Common Etiological Factors Underlying Behavior Problems; Control and Management of Behavior Problems versus Cure. Part 2: Evaluation Forms; Client Work Sheet; Dog Behavior Questionnaire; Puppy Temperament and Evaluation; Puppy Behavior Profile; References. 3. Fears and Phobias. Incidence of Fear-related Behavior Problems; Assessment and Evaluation of Fear-related Problems; Contributions of Learning; What Is Fear?; Innate and Acquired Fear; Fear and Conditioning; Anxiety; Phobia; Expectancy Bias; Prediction and Control; Efficacy Expectancies; Primal Sensory Modalities Mediating Attraction and Aversion; Play and Fear; Assessment and Modification of Fear;. References. 4. Attachment, Separation, and Related Problems. Part 1: Attachment and Separation; Attachment and Separation Distress; Bowlby's Social Bond Theory; Psychobiological "Attunement": Bioregulatory Hypothesis; Opponent-process Theory and Separation Distress; Supernormal Attachment Hypothesis; Neoteny and Dependency; Biological Stress and Separation Distress; Separation Distress and Coactive Influences. Part 2: Ontogenesis of Separation Distress; Development of Attachments and Separation-related Distress; Attachment and Learning; Comparison Between Dog and Wolf Exposure to Social Separation. Part 3: Separation-Related Problems: Worry and Guilt: The Human Dimension of Separation Distress; Behavioral Expressions of Separation Distress; Assessing Separation-related Problems; Etiology, Ethology, and Risk Factors; Separation Distress and Retroactive Punishment; Aging and Separation-related Problems; References. 5. Excessive Behavior. Part 1: Compulsive Behavior; Definitions; Etiology; Displacement Activity; Adjunctive Behavior and Compulsions; Conflict and Coactive Factors; Compulsive Behavior Problems; Assessment and Evaluation; Prevention. Part 2: Hyperactivity; Hyperactivity versus Hyperkinesis; Signs and Incidence; Etiology; CNS-stimulant-response Test; Dietary Factors and Hyperactivity; Two Case Histories; Cognitive Interpretations and Speculation; Behavioral Side Effects of Hyperactivity; References. 6. Aggressive Behavior: Basic Concepts and Principles. Part 1: Introduction; Characteristics of Dogs That Bite; Age and Sex; Incidence and Targets of Aggression; Emotional Trauma of Dog Attacks on Children: Dogs That Kill; Dog Attacks versus Human Fatal Assaults on Children; Basic Categories; Classifying Aggressive Behavior; A Nomenclature of Aggressive Behavior; Predatory Behavior; Genetics and Aggression; Hormones and Aggressive Behavior; Nutrition and Aggression; Role of Integrated Compliance and Obedience Training. Part 2: Children, Dogs, and Aggression; Preventing Problems; Dog and Baby; Evaluating the Risk; Preventing Bites; References. 7. Intraspecific and Territorial Aggression. Part 1: Intraspecific Aggression; Etiology and Assessment; Owner Characteristics of Aggressors and Victims; Domestication and Developmental Factors; Hormonal Influences; Socialization and Aggression; Aggression Between Dogs Sharing the Same Household; Prevention. Part 2: Territorial Defense; Control Vector Analysis of Territory; How Territory Is Established and Defended Free-floating Territory; Territorial Aggression versus Group Protection; Variables Influencing Territorial Aggression. Part 3: Fear-related Aggression; Fear and Aggression; Fear and Avoidance-motivated Aggression; Fear and Territorial Aggression; References. 8. Social Competition and Aggression. Assessment and Identification; Concept of Social Dominance: Defining Dominance: Structure of Dominance Relations: Social Dominance and Aggression: Dominance and Social Harmony: Interspecies Social Dominance: Social Distance and Polarity; Affiliation and Social Dominance; Play and Aggression; Cognition and Aggression; Anxiety, Frustration, and Aggression; Behavioral Thresholds and Aggression; Aversive Trauma, Social Loss, and Aggression; Learning and Dominance; Social Competition, Development, and Aggression; Social versus Competitive (Possessive) Behavior; Temperament Tests and Aggression Prevention;. References. 9. Appetitive and Elimination Problems. Part 1: Appetitive Problems; Excessive Eating and Obesity; Inappetence and Anorexia; Pica and Destructive Behavior; Pica and Scavenging; Coprophagy; Putative Causes of Coprophagy; Evolutionary Rationale. Part 2: Elimination Problems; Physiology, Neural Control, and Learning; Eliminatory Behavior; Common Elimination Problems. Defecation Problems; Flatulence; Grass Burn and Urine; References. 10. Cynopraxis. Cynopraxic Counseling; Behavior Problems and the Family. Joining the Family; Psychological Factors; Attributional Styles; Psychodynamic Factors; Social Placebos; The Cynopraxic Trainer's Attitude; References. Index.

About the Author

Steven R. Lindsay, MA, is a dog behavior consultant and trainer in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, where he teaches handling, training, and behavior modification based on ethological principles. He also conducts seminars and is the author of numerous articles. Mr. Lindsay evaluated, handled, and trained highly skilled dogs for the U.S. military.

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