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;.
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;.
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.
Cynopraxic Counseling; Behavior Problems and the Family.
Joining the Family; Psychological Factors; Attributional Styles; Psychodynamic Factors; Social Placebos; The Cynopraxic Trainer's Attitude; References.