By Steven R. Lindsay
Twenty-five years of analysis and event went into the making of this exclusive reference. Veterinarians, animal scientists, puppy vendors, running shoes, specialists, and counsellors will locate this publication a benchmark reference and instruction manual bearing on confident, humane administration and keep watch over of canines.
Reflecting the author's wide paintings with canines, this ebook delivers thorough reasons of themes, and confirmed behavioural ideas which were designed, confirmed, and utilized by the writer. greater than 50 figures and tables illustrate this certain and critical contribution to puppy behaviour, education, and learning.Content:
Chapter 1 Origins and Domestication (pages 3–30):
Chapter 2 improvement of habit (pages 31–71):
Chapter three Neurobiology of habit and studying (pages 73–126):
Chapter four Sensory skills (pages 127–165):
Chapter five organic and Dispositional Constraints on studying (pages 167–199):
Chapter 6 Classical Conditioning (pages 201–232):
Chapter 7 Instrumental studying (pages 233–288):
Chapter eight Aversive keep an eye on of habit (pages 289–324):
Chapter nine studying and Behavioral Disturbances (pages 325–359):
Chapter 10 Human?Dog Companionship: Cultural and mental value (pages 361–395):
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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training: Adaptation and Learning, Volume 1 by Steven R. Lindsay