A practical quick reference guide, this book covers the human-animal bond, canine communication, the genetic basis of behaviour, behaviour in young and older dogs, training options and treatment, early life socialisation, handling, dealing ...
Author: Stephanie Hedges
The book is divided into four sections. The first section covers the relevant principles of normal canine behaviour and communication, how normal and problem behaviour develops, how it can be changed and the human-canine bond. Understanding of these principles will help inform the later sections of the book, although are not essential for the time-strapped practitioner. The second section aims to highlight how advanced understanding of canine behaviour and communication can be used to improve handling and interaction with dogs in practice. The third section aims to summarize how the VN/VT can help prevent problem behaviour arising by offering appropriate advice and service to clients. The last section aims to guide VN/VTs how best to respond to clients presenting dogs with established problem behaviours. Guidance is given for those problems that can be addressed in the practice and flow charts are provided to guide when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist. This section also explains how to choose whom to refer to.
Also features a wealth of case examples that make the guidance in this book easy to apply. coverage of aggression, house soiling, social behavior, and more. Explores new treatments for canine behavioural problems.
Author: Bonnie V. G. Beaver
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
This easy-to-read book comprehensively examines all canine behavioral traits -- both normal and abnormal. Written by a respected veterinary authority, it helps the reader thoroughly understand, accurately diagnose, and effectively treat a wide spectrum of problems. It explores how dogs play, communicate, interact socially and sexually, groom themselves, and much more. Details the best ways to solve a full range of behavioral problems, including the latest drug therapies and new treatments. Also features a wealth of case examples that make the guidance in this book easy to apply.
Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.)
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
Formerly the Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, the new edition of the definitive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems of the dog and cat has been extensively updated.
Author: Gary M. Landsberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of ...
Author: John Fisher
Publisher: Hachette UK
In this seminal pet psychology book, John Fisher examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, with the aim of explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view.The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour he taught us to 'Think Dog'.
This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog.
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book’s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition – such as learning and social referencing – and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings.
The importance of animal behavior and psychological well-being is increasingly being recognized in the veterinary profession. This new edition is designed to be even more practical and user-friendly than the first.
Author: Debra Horwitz
The importance of animal behavior and psychological well-being is increasingly being recognized in the veterinary profession. This new edition is designed to be even more practical and user-friendly than the first. For a range of behavioral presentations, consideration is given to evaluation of the patient, including any possible underlying disease; evaluation of client attitudes, beliefs and behavior; risk evaluation; behavioral biology of the condition; acute management protocols; long-term treatment strategies; prognosis; follow-up; and preventive measures. A special chapter on shelter animals has been added, as this is an area where veterinary support is increasingly sought in both health and husbandry. An included CD offers client handouts, history-taking forms, detailed behavioral questionaires for each species and a referral form.
The APBC’s experience and understanding of this new, and developing, science of ethology is the basis for this book.
Author: Sarah Heath
Publisher: Souvenir Press
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors has been established for almost thirty years to study why pets act as they do. The APBC’s experience and understanding of this new, and developing, science of ethology is the basis for this book. Experienced animal behaviour counsellors provide the most up-to-date account of the science of animal psychology in the relationship between a pet and its owner, while providing a practical approach for veterinarians who treat small animals. Dogs, cats and rabbits are the animals most commonly treated for behavioural problems and the book focuses on the problems that affect these companion animals. Exploring the psychology of a pet’s relationship with its owner, and with each other, leading writers from Julie Bedford and Anne McBride to Inga MacKellar identify the problems all vets will be asked about and provide practical solutions to them. Groundbreaking essays on problem behaviour look at how learning and emotional response governs animal behaviour while outlining the best way to understand: The foundations of canine behaviour, How pets and children interact, How to rehabilitate rescue dogs and cats, Rage Syndrome in dogs Bringing together a variety of expert opinions and the most up-to-date research The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour will help resolve a cat’s anti-social behaviour and explain why a dog acts like its wild wolf ancestors.
In fact, when this book was proposed, initially as a follow on from Stephanie
Hedges' excellent 'Practical Canine Behaviour', the target audience was to be
specifically veterinary nurses and technicians. But after some consideration and ...
Author: Trudi Atkinson
Practical Feline Behaviour contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. There have been ground-breaking advances in our understanding of feline behaviour in recent years and, to protect the welfare of cats, it is increasingly important that anyone involved with their care, especially those in a professional capacity, keep up to date with these developments. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on feline behaviour; on communication, learning, social behaviour, the relationship between behaviour and disease, and the cat - human relationship. It also provides practical advice on how the welfare of cats in our care may be protected and how behaviour problems should be addressed and how to avoid them. In this book Trudi Atkinson draws on her extensive experience as a veterinary nurse and a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist to provide a rapid reference and an intensely practical feline behaviour resource for owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, shelter and cattery workers and anyone involved in the care of our feline companions.
This new edition establishes a solid foundation for understanding innate, dog-to-dog social interactions, communication, and sensory awareness, so that we humans can learn how to meaningfully and effectively communicate with our “best ...
Author: Bonnie V. Beaver
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Canine Behavior: Insights and Answers, 2nd Edition offers cutting-edge information on the latest advances in the field of clinical canine behavior. It is intended to meet the needs of veterinarians, veterinary students and technicians as well as pet owners dealing with problem pets, pet care personnel who handle dogs in the course of their work, and dog lovers who are seeking understanding of the natural and aberrant behaviors of their canine companions. This new edition establishes a solid foundation for understanding innate, dog-to-dog social interactions, communication, and sensory awareness, so that we humans can learn how to meaningfully and effectively communicate with our “best friends. The author’s goals are to provide a clear understanding of normal behaviors and to provide the necessary tools to identify problem behaviors and their origins. Only then is it possible to successfully – and humanely – prevent, eradicate, or minimize unacceptable behaviors and build successful, lifelong relationships with our dogs. Discussions of all frequently encountered behavioral challenges in light of the natural history and innate behavioral development of dogs help you better understand the dog’s natural responses to living in the modern world. Chapters organized by categories of behavior, featuring the most up-to-date scientific and practical insights on a wide variety of basic and complicated behavioral problems, such as canine dominance and its relationship to aggression, separation anxiety, phobias and stress disorders, house soiling and marking, excessive barking, destructive behaviors, and more. Coverage of clinical applications of new drugs offers safer, more effective solutions for a wide variety of common behavioral problems. Helpful advice on behavioral modification outcomes helps you easily identify and attain acceptable treatment goals. The latest information on the risks and benefits of psychotropic drugs currently used for behavior therapy enables you to determine the best treatment. Canine Behavior Drug Formulary that clarifies indications, contraindications, and dosages for safe drug administration. The latest insights and treatment options for managing the behavioral and cognitive changes in senior dogs help you adapt to the changing needs of an aging dog.
Aggression is a subject that no dog owner wants to talk about, but one that many owners have to face. Statistics show that aggression is not only the most serious problem in dogs but also the top reason for owners to seek out professional help for their pets. Left unchecked, an aggressive dog can become a dangerous dog, and this informative volume comes to the aid of many heartbroken owners who feel that they have tried everything to correct their dogs’ unpredictable and inappropriate behavior. Author and certified dog trainer Annie Phenix shares her belief that many reactive dogs can be rehabilitated with the right training, and she offers her expertise in positive, force-free training methods to desperate owners who have resorted to extreme measures to keep their dogs away from other people and animals. Inside The Midnight Dog Walkers: Stories and practical examples from the author based on aggressive dogs she’s trained and owned Behavioral warning signs that owners should recognize Definitions of different types of aggression and why they occur Tips on how to handle a potentially aggressive or aggressive dog The author’s force-free training philosophy and how she applies it with her clients to effect positive changes Popular myths and misconceptions about training these "grumpy growlers"
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social ...
Author: Linda Case
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social interactions. Well-researched and accessible, Canine and Feline Behavior: A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends is an application-based resource to encourage effective training and behavior modification programs for both dogs and cats. Coverage begins with a foundation of evolutionary histories and domestication, focusing on normal communication and social behavior patterns. Learning theory is then presented in the context of real-world relevance to companion animal care, behavior prevention, training, and modification. Finally, common behavior problems and approaches to manage these issues are discussed, making this an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand more about their dogs and cats. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Here is the definitive book on a cherished member of 38 percent of households in the United States.
Author: Linda P. Case
A complete guide to the relationship between dogs and humans and to canine behavior, nutrition, health, and disease, The Dog will be of immense help and intense interest to the many owners, students, and pet professionals eager to learn more about Canis familiaris. PThe book begins with an account of how the relationship between humans and dogs developed, from the first states of domestication through the present day. The dog's physiology, structure, and reproduction are among the topics Case discusses. The status of the dog today and the importance of proper pet selection and responsible ownership are also covered. Shifting her focus to the dog's development as an individual, from puppy to adult, Case examines the dog as a species with particular emphasis on breed-specific behavior. Her discussion of the learning process in dogs leads to a consideration of various training principles and methodologies, with practical examples illustrating common behavior problems and different corrective approaches. The Dog also includes a comprehensive overview of canine health maintenance and disease prevention, covering infectious and non-infectious diseases in dogs, first-aid procedures, and nutrition and diet management throughout a dog's life. Of greater technical depth than generally available books about dogs, yet clear, consistently interesting, and highly readable, The Dog will benefit pet owners and professionals alike--and, in the end, their canine friends.
Dr Mugford debunks the myths surrounding dog care in this radical new book that reacts to many modern canine theories. This book explains how your dog is unique.
Author: Dr Roger Mugford
Publisher: Hachette UK
Expert animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford separates the dog care facts from the fiction and teaches you how to care for your pet in a simple, organic and rewarding way. Dr Mugford debunks the myths surrounding dog care in this radical new book that reacts to many modern canine theories. This book explains how your dog is unique. He explains: it's OK to treat your dog as a child your dog isn't the descendant of a wolf, so you don't need to assume the role of pack leader. It also provides you with a practical instruction on the best way to train and raise a happy and healthy dog, based on the most recent research and Dr Mugford's own tried and tested methods. Forget what you've read and seen about dog care, The Mugford Method is the new and definitive approach to raising your pet.
This book contains the proceedings from the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting.
Author: Sagi Denenberg
This book contains the proceedings from the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Keynote Presentations include 'Use of Psychopharmacology to Reduce Anxiety and Fear in Dogs and Cats: A Practical Approach' by Barbara L. Sherman, 'A Multimodal Approach to Resolving Tension Between Cats in the Same Household: A Practical Approach' by Sarah E. Heath, 'The Importance of the Welfare of Research Animals to Maximise the Quality of Behavioural Research: Do We Measure True Behaviours?' by Patrick Pageat and 'Making Animal Welfare Sustainable - Human Behaviour Change for Animal Behaviour: The Human Element' by Jo White and Suzanne Rogers.
Even before Barmie, my greatest insight into canine behaviour had been
provided by Sasha, a beautiful, black German shepherd I had acquired as a
puppy. I had begun my search for a new approach to communicating with dogs in
1990 after ...
Author: Jan Fennell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
In THE DOG LISTENER, Jan Fennell changed the way we think about our best friends. Now, in this indispensible companion volume, she deals with the day-to-day practicalities of putting those principles to work.
With this book, Mr. Kelly gives practical examples and ignites the imagination to result in endless possibilities to improve the lives of the learners in our care.~What Sara Sokol says about the book: Canine Enrichment: the book your dog ...
Author: Shay Kelly
Publisher: Independently Published
If your dog could choose a book for you to read it would surely be this one. Behaviorist, Shay Kelly shows you how to become your dog's best friend by providing simple, fun activities to spark their mind and enrich their life. A lack of mental stimulation is a leading contributory factor in dog behavioural problems. Ensuring that our dog's needs are met is the first step in avoiding and rectifying problematic behaviour. Shay's practical approach and behaviour knowledge combine in this critically acclaimed book, to deliver practical, kind, and scientific advice. ~ What Dr Susan Friedman says about the book: I am so happy to have Shay Kelly's book, "Canine Enrichment" to recommend to all animal caregivers. As I often say, animals are built to behave, not to be still; and, arranging the environment to facilitate meaningful behavior, that is, behavior that leads to strong positive reinforcers, is as necessary to behavioral well being as healthy food is to physical health. With this book, Mr. Kelly gives practical examples and ignites the imagination to result in endless possibilities to improve the lives of the learners in our care.~What Sara Sokol says about the book: Canine Enrichment: the book your dog needs you to read" is essential reading for any dog guardian who wants to provide their dog with the most satisfying, fun, and fulfilled life possible. Mr Kelly inspires and motivates the reader while educating them on the importance of providing enrichment to their canine companions. The result is a dog/human team who is physically, mentally, and emotionally fulfilled and behaviorally at their best. As a dog trainer and behavior specialist, I am thrilled to have this book as a reference for my clients and provide a copy to all of my new clients.