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What is a dog?

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on What is a dog?

article epub:type=”chapter”> 1 What is a dog? This chapter covers What is a dog? Natural selection for tameness Dog-human relationship Upsides/downsides to being a dog Conflicting human requirements of dogs…

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‘Do as I do’

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on ‘Do as I do’

article epub:type=”chapter”> 3 ‘Do as I do’ This chapter covers How to demonstrate behaviour principles during routine consultations The use of obedience as an emotional stabiliser How to ensure puppy…

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What is obedience?

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on What is obedience?

article epub:type=”chapter”> 4 What is obedience? This chapter covers Definitions of obedience Difference between training and behaviour modification Reward versus punishment in canine versus human perception Mixed messages Cross-context learning…

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The dilemma dogs face

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article epub:type=”chapter”> 13 The dilemma dogs face This is not strictly speaking a legal case which came to court but involved legal requirements. It is an illustration of how unrealistic…

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Dos and don’ts of behaviourally aware general practice

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on Dos and don’ts of behaviourally aware general practice

article epub:type=”chapter”> 2 Dos and don’ts of behaviourally aware general practice This chapter covers Promoting behavioural health The concept of behavioural husbandry What to do and not do to prevent/minimise…

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The educational value of analogy

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on The educational value of analogy

article epub:type=”chapter”> 9 The educational value of analogy This chapter covers Analogies to assist in understanding and explaining behavioural principles accurately but with no long words! The Swimming Pool of…

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The wisdom of children

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on The wisdom of children

article epub:type=”chapter”> 8 The wisdom of children Some years ago, I visited a family of two adults and four children, the youngest of whom was five years old. They were…

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How to ‘speak client’

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on How to ‘speak client’

article epub:type=”chapter”> 6 How to ‘speak client’ This chapter covers How to interpret what a client is saying about the pet’s behaviour The choice and use of words ‘Treat’ versus…

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The Ladder of Aggression

Jun 21, 2021 by in GENERAL Comments Off on The Ladder of Aggression

article epub:type=”chapter”> 5 The Ladder of Aggression The history of the Ladder of Aggression Around 2000, Professor Daniel Mills of Lincoln University Life Sciences Department asked if I would write…

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