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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems / Edition 1

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems / Edition 1

by Steve Lindsay


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ISBN-13: 9780813828688
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: Volume 2
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 7.35(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.85(d)

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.

Table of Contents



1. History of Applied Dog Behavior and Training.

Social Parallelism, Domestication, and Training; Dogs and theAncient World; Roots of Modern Training; Organized CompetitiveObedience; Dogs and Defense; The Monks of New Skete; New York andthe 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; BehavioralFact-finding; Defining Behavior as a Problem; Functional Analysisand Working Hypotheses; Dead-dog Rule; Training Plan; Describingand Classifying Behavior Problems; Common Etiological FactorsUnderlying Behavior Problems; Control and Management of BehaviorProblems versus Cure.

Part 2: Evaluation Forms; Client Work Sheet; Dog BehaviorQuestionnaire; Puppy Temperament and Evaluation; Puppy BehaviorProfile; References.

3. Fears and Phobias.

Incidence of Fear-related Behavior Problems; Assessment andEvaluation of Fear-related Problems; Contributions of Learning;What Is Fear?; Innate and Acquired Fear; Fear and Conditioning;Anxiety; Phobia; Expectancy Bias; Prediction and Control; EfficacyExpectancies; Primal Sensory Modalities Mediating Attraction andAversion; Play and Fear; Assessment and Modification of Fear;.


4. Attachment, Separation, and Related Problems.

Part 1: Attachment and Separation; Attachment and SeparationDistress; Bowlby's Social Bond Theory; Psychobiological"Attunement": Bioregulatory Hypothesis; Opponent-process Theory andSeparation Distress; Supernormal Attachment Hypothesis; Neoteny andDependency; Biological Stress and Separation Distress; SeparationDistress and Coactive Influences.

Part 2: Ontogenesis of Separation Distress; Development ofAttachments and Separation-related Distress; Attachment andLearning; Comparison Between Dog and Wolf Exposure to SocialSeparation.

Part 3: Separation-Related Problems: Worry and Guilt: The HumanDimension of Separation Distress; Behavioral Expressions ofSeparation Distress; Assessing Separation-related Problems;Etiology, Ethology, and Risk Factors; Separation Distress andRetroactive Punishment; Aging and Separation-related Problems;References.

5. Excessive Behavior.

Part 1: Compulsive Behavior; Definitions; Etiology; DisplacementActivity; Adjunctive Behavior and Compulsions; Conflict andCoactive Factors; Compulsive Behavior Problems; Assessment andEvaluation; Prevention.

Part 2: Hyperactivity; Hyperactivity versus Hyperkinesis; Signsand Incidence; Etiology; CNS-stimulant-response Test; DietaryFactors and Hyperactivity; Two Case Histories; CognitiveInterpretations and Speculation; Behavioral Side Effects ofHyperactivity; References.

6. Aggressive Behavior: Basic Concepts andPrinciples.

Part 1: Introduction; Characteristics of Dogs That Bite; Age andSex; Incidence and Targets of Aggression; Emotional Trauma of DogAttacks on Children: Dogs That Kill; Dog Attacks versus Human FatalAssaults on Children; Basic Categories; Classifying AggressiveBehavior; A Nomenclature of Aggressive Behavior; PredatoryBehavior; Genetics and Aggression; Hormones and AggressiveBehavior; Nutrition and Aggression; Role of Integrated Complianceand Obedience Training.

Part 2: Children, Dogs, and Aggression; Preventing Problems; Dogand Baby; Evaluating the Risk; Preventing Bites; References.

7. Intraspecific and Territorial Aggression.

Part 1: Intraspecific Aggression; Etiology and Assessment; OwnerCharacteristics of Aggressors and Victims; Domestication andDevelopmental Factors; Hormonal Influences; Socialization andAggression; Aggression Between Dogs Sharing the Same Household;Prevention.

Part 2: Territorial Defense; Control Vector Analysis ofTerritory; How Territory Is Established and Defended Free-floatingTerritory; Territorial Aggression versus Group Protection;Variables Influencing Territorial Aggression.

Part 3: Fear-related Aggression; Fear and Aggression; Fear andAvoidance-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: SocialDominance and Aggression: Dominance and Social Harmony:Interspecies Social Dominance: Social Distance and Polarity;Affiliation and Social Dominance; Play and Aggression; Cognitionand Aggression; Anxiety, Frustration, and Aggression; BehavioralThresholds and Aggression; Aversive Trauma, Social Loss, andAggression; 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 andScavenging; Coprophagy; Putative Causes of Coprophagy; EvolutionaryRationale.

Part 2: Elimination Problems; Physiology, Neural Control, andLearning; 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'sAttitude; References.


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