Real Solutions to Canine Behavior Problems Presented by: Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA DVD – 5 disc set plus CD-Rom Introductions
◾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 & treat to focus on handler not environment; short intense play time to defuse excess energy.
◾Housetraining: Dealing with not-normal 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’s): Causes and types of OCD’s; Modification programs; Pharmaceutical intervention.
◾Fears, Anxieties, Phobias: Diagnoses, prevention, desensitization & counter conditioning, operant conditioning. Overview of Aggression; Modification Choices
◾CAT (Constructional Aggression Treatment).
◾CC&D (Counter Conditioning & Desensitization).
◾BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training).
◾Role of Stress in Aggressive Behaviors; Strategies for Stressors: Eliminate.
◾Counter conditioning/operant conditioning. Classifications of Aggression Behaviors & 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.
◾Interdog: 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 rough-housing 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”.