Dog Insights

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Trainers and animal behaviorists around the globe consider Pam Reid's Excel-erated Learning one of the most important and influential books ever written in the field of dog behavior. Although that's a hard act to follow, Dog InSight, Pam's second book, does not disappoint. In over forty fascinating essays, Pam explores a wide range of topics, including learning theory, training techniques and behavior ...

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Overview

Trainers and animal behaviorists around the globe consider Pam Reid's Excel-erated Learning one of the most important and influential books ever written in the field of dog behavior. Although that's a hard act to follow, Dog InSight, Pam's second book, does not disappoint. In over forty fascinating essays, Pam explores a wide range of topics, including learning theory, training techniques and behavior problems.

You will learn:

Why early enrichment and socialization are crucial when raising a puppy.

Why you should take puppy "temperament tests" with a grain of salt.

Why dogs are incredibly adept at reading body language and solving certain kinds of complex problems—but "spectacularly dense" when facing other tasks.

Why misunderstanding dominance theory often leads to failure when people try to change problem behaviors in dogs.

How pharmacologic treatments can enhance behavior modificarion plans for fearful, anxious and aggressive dogs.

Pam's insights are both educational and thought-provoking. Not only does she deliver scientifically sound information; she also challenges the reader to re-examine several widely held—but not necessarily accurate—beliefs about dogs. If you're at all interested in canine behavior, you won't want to miss out on this well-presented wealth of knowledge.

Praise for Dogs InSight

Wonderful! At long last, another book from Dr. Pamela Reid. I can remember eagerly waiting for each new article when they were first published in Dogs in Canada and am so excited that they are now compiled together. I simply can't say enough good things about this book. Dog InSight is a MUST read for all dog owners. Dr. Ian Dunbar, Founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617810541
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Behaviour 5

Brain Waves 7

Small Puppies, Big Brains 11

The Real Hidden Life of Dogs 15

Dogs at Play 19

The Play's The Thing 23

Calming Signals 28

Myth Buster s32

The Complexity of Pack Life 37

The Dogs Mind 42

Doggy See, Doggy Do 46

Temperament Testing 53

Dog Behaviour Professionals 57

Part 2 Training 63

Operant Conditioning 66

Pushing the Right Button 70

Will Work for Food 74

Training Dogs, Clickety-Split 79

Canine Stage Fright 84

Saying "No" 88

The Great Training Debate 93

Part 3 Behaviour Problems 99

Nothing in Life Should be Free 102

Doing It Right From the Start 106

The Dog Owner's Work is Never Done Ill

Housetraining Blues 115

Hush, Puppy! 121

Front Door Etiquette 125

And Baby Makes Four 131

What's Mine is Mine 137

Leash Induced Aggression 141

The Three Faces of Eej 145

Scared Dog 150

Grrr! Don't Touch Me! 154

Making Friends 157

The Dominant Dog 161

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 165

Nocturnally Active 169

When Lightening Strikes 173

Mean Cuisine 178

Bizarre Behaviours 182

DogTired 186

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body 190

Dangerous Dogs 195

I'm Listening 1-800-BAD-DOGS 199

Saying Good-bye to Old Friends 207

About the Author 212

Recommended Reading, 214

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