Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further information on dog behavior and the social temperament of these companion animals will find this book to be informative. Provides an accessible, engaging introduction to animal behavior specifically related to human-canine relationships Clarifies misunderstandings, mysteries and misconceptions about canines with historical evidence and scientific studies Offers insights and techniques to improve human-canine relationships
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research
Is it heredity or environment that shapes the dog? Researchers J.P. Scott and John L. Fuller, authors of Genetics and Social Behavior of the Dog, bred and cross-bred dogs in their quest to understand human heredity and behavior. Their research yielded a gold mine of data that Pfaffenberger turned into practical information for dog breeders and trainers. Learn about the critical stages of puppy development, how breed differences make dogs suitable for specialized work, and how to breed and socialize temperamentally sound dogs. Reprint of a 1963 classic.
Dogs are both loyal and playful pets to have around; however, dogs are also pets that require a lot of work and patience to take care of. They bark, they run around, they dig, they chew, and they can occasionally wreck some parts of your house. Nevertheless, we love dogs as they are our favorite companions. Yet, the question is, how do we take care of them? Most dog owners have asked this question when they first brought their dog home. Not only do you need to watch over your dog, but you also have to train and exercise him. You need to know the best and most efficient way of taking care of your dog, especially when you're not around. Since every breed is different, this book will cover the basis of how you should treat your dog regardless of the type of breed you own. Pretty soon, your dog will be doing fun tricks like shake or roll over and you'll have exclusive bragging rights as a dog owner.
The A to Z of Dog Behavior Counseling by one of the field's foremost authorities.
Whether you are currently conducting behavior consultations or planning to enter the field, this book offers invaluable insights and guidance from one of the world’s leading pet dog behavior counselors. From the nitty-gritty of organizing and marketing your practice ethically to developing the three key human qualities shared by successful, effective counselors, this is an excellent comprehensive guide for professionals who do one-on-one behavior counseling. Campbell incisively cuts through the maze of "qualification" standards to reveal what really qualifies pet professionals to consult with troubled dog owners. The dog owner's perspective about problems is explored in depth. The client's expectations about behavior counseling brings forth powerful motivators. The successful counselor's perception of dogs and owners is revealed.
Campbell explains his methods for:
Getting all the vital facts from clients and family children.
Successfully motivating clients toward realistic dog behavior goals.
Organizing meetings & behavior programs, right down to successful seating arrangements.
Dealing with euthanasia.
Setting up and establishing your counseling career.
How to study quickly, effectively, then apply and retain the information.
|Author||: David Christopher|
|Release Date||: 2013-11|
|ISBN 10||: 1304670120|
|Pages||: 64 pages|
Humans buy dogs for many reasons usually because we want companionship and a dog will love unconditionally. Anybody who has ever owned a dog can tell you that they are called man's best friend for reason and dogs often become part of our family. When man's best friend suddenly begins to misbehave and exhibit bad behavior that they have not exhibited in the past, it can be like raising a problem child. You love the dog, but they are driving you up the wall. Sadly, behavior problems are a common reason that people give up their pets but there is another way! With some simple and easy-to-do home training methods, you can re-train you faithful and loved four-legged family member back into his good habits. It does not matter if you have brought a new dog home that has misbehaved from day one, or if you long-time canine companion has suddenly started a new and unwanted behavior, this book will help.
Life with a dog can bring companionship, fun, and joy. Life with a badly behaved dog can bring frustration and heartbreak. Behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners’ abandoning their dogs to shelters and surrendering them to rescues, but many of a dog’s problems can be resolved by a caring owner who’s willing to devote a little time to positive training. In The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, seasoned trainer Teoti Anderson shares her knowledge and experience with dog owners, offering insight into why dogs do what they do while showing owners how to implement reward-based training with their dogs in clear, easy-to-follow steps. INSIDE THE DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEM SOLVER: •A professional’s take on canine behavior and misbehavior to help owners better understand their dogs. •The author’s training philosophy and how she applies it with her canine clients. •The importance of using positive, or reward-based, training to build and strengthen the dog/owner bond in the process of eliminating unwanted behaviors. •A detailed study of the most common behavior issues that dogs exhibit, along with a step-by-step positive-training solution to each of these behaviors.
Based on 20 years of research at the Jakson Laboratory, this is a comprehensive reference work on the behaviour of dogs.
“Just how smart is my dog?” Try draping a towel over his head and timing his escape. “Why does she prefer the toilet to her bowl?” Because it’s always full and always cool; can you blame her? Animal behavior expert Arden Moore answers scores of questions on dog ownership and psychology, from grooming and fleas to obedience training and puppy love. This book contains everything the new, curious, or frustrated pet owner needs to know to smooth out the wrinkles in any dog’s coat!
|Author||: Steven R. Lindsay|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2013-04-29|
|ISBN 10||: 1118697030|
|Pages||: 428 pages|
Twenty-five years of study and experience went into the making ofthis one-of-a-kind reference. Veterinarians, animal scientists, dogowners, trainers, consultants, and counsellors will find this booka benchmark reference and handbook concerning positive, humanemanagement and control of dogs. Reflecting the author's extensive work with dogs, this bookpromises thorough explanations of topics, and proven behaviouralstrategies that have been designed, tested, and used by the author.More than 50 figures and tables illustrate this unique andsignificant contribution to dog behaviour, training, andlearning.