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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior, Vol. I: Adaptation and Learning


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Twenty-five years of study and experience went into the making of this one-of-a-kind reference. Veterinarians, animal scientists, dog owners, trainers, consultants, and counselors will find this book a benchmark reference and handbook concerning positive, humane management and control of dogs.

Reflecting the author's extensive work with dogs, this book promises thorough explanations of topics, and proven behavioral strategies that have been designed, tested, and used by the author. More than 50 figures and tables illustrate this unique and significant contribution to dog behavior, training, and learning.

Table of Contents
I. Origins and Domestication

II. Development of Behavior
III. Neurobiology of Behavior and Learning
IV. Sensory Abilities
V. Biological and Dispositional Constraints on Learning
VI. Classical Conditioning
VII. Instrumental Learning
VIII. Aversive Control of Behavior
IX. Learning and Behavioral Disturbances
X. Human-Dog Companionship: Cultural and Psychological Significance