Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems - Karen Pryor Clicker Training
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Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems

by Pat Miller

5-disc set plus CD-ROM
Run Time: 9 hrs 20 min


  • Basic Behavior Foundation
  • The Medical Connection to Behavior
  • Pharmaceutical Intervention Discussion & Solutions for Selected Problems
  • Barking: Types; Use of Positive Interrupt; Redirecting; Teaching “Quiet Please”
  • Digging: Management; Reinforcing the “Dig Box;” Teaching “Go Dig”
  • Jumping up: Removing all reinforcements, reinforcing alternatives
  • Hard Mouth: Teaching bite-inhibition, managing hard-mouth behavior
  • Escaping: Management techniques
  • Leash-Pulling/Leash-Grabbing: Variable click and treat to focus on handler, not environment; short intense play time to defuse excess energy
  • Housetraining: Dealing with abnormal house-soiling behaviors
  • Predatory Behavior: Counter-conditioning to modify “fun-chase” association; teach operant response to interrupt chase; use of Premack
  • Crating Woes: Modifying fear of crates, inappropriate use of crates, crate-soiling
  • Canine Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD): Causes and types of OCD; modification programs; pharmaceutical intervention
  • Fears, Anxieties, Phobias: Diagnoses, prevention, desensitization and counter-conditioning, operant conditioning Overview of Aggression; Modification Choices
  • Operant/Classical
  • CAT (Constructional Aggression Treatment)
  • CC&D (Counter-conditioning & Desensitization)
  • BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) Role of Stress in Aggressive Behaviors; Strategies for Stressors:
  • Eliminate
  • Medical evaluation
  • Prevent exposure
  • Counter-conditioning/operant conditioning Classifications of Aggression Behaviors and Modification/Management Options:
  • Fear Based: scrupulous management of environment for dog's security during modification, perhaps always
  • Idiopathic: (“rage”—unknown origin): rare and rarely treatable
  • Inter-dog: Based on social hierarchies; teaching operant response to cues for deference; classical conditioning re: good things happen with other dogs
  • Maternal: Pups can learn by observing mother's aggressions
  • Play: From roughhousing with dogs or humans; close supervision; when to interrupt escalation; matching of play styles
  • Possession: Manage environment; remove all triggers; 10-point multi-week exercises for food and all desirables; the “Trade Game”