Canine and Feline Behavior and Training A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends

ISBN-10: 1428310533

ISBN-13: 9781428310537

Edition: 2010

Authors: Linda P. Case

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List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 5/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Domestication, Social Behavior & Communication
The Beginning of the Friendship + Domestication
The Evolutionary History and Taxonomy of Dogs and Cats
Domestication: Scavenging Wolves & Opportunistic Wildcats Social
Organization: Why Dogs are Not Cats and Cats are Not Dogs
History of Dog Breeds and Breed-Specific Behaviors
History of Cat Breeds and Breed-Specific Behaviors
References and Further Reading
Behavior through the Life Cycle + Newborns to Seniors
The Early Weeks: Neonatal and Transition Periods
Sensitive Period of Socialization
Weaning Juvenile (Adolescent) Period and Adulthood
Senior Pets
References and Further Reading
Social Behavior and Communication in Dogs and Cats
Olfactory Communication
Auditory Signals
Visual Signals
Predatory and Feeding
Behaviors of Dogs and Cats
Social Relationships of Dogs
Social Relationships of Cats
References and Further Reading
How Dogs and Cats Learn + Training Techniques and Practical Applications
How Dogs and Cats Learn
Principles of Learning Theory Classical (Pavlovian)
Conditioning Operant
Conditioning (Instrumental Learning) Habituation and Sensitization
Social Learning
References and Further Reading
Practical Applications + Training and Behavior Modification Techniques
The Roles of Classical and Operant Conditioning
Positive vs. Negative (Aversive)
Control of Behavior
Training Preparations
Selecting Primary Reinforcers
Using a Conditioned
Reinforcer Timing and Schedules of Reinforcement Successive Approximations (Shaping)
Prompting vs. Free Shaping
Behavior Chains and the Premack
Principle Fading Cues and Attaining
Stimulus Control Behavior Modification Techniques
References and Further Reading
Training and Problem
Prevention for Puppies and Kittens
The Newly Adopted Puppy and Kitten Socialization (Habituation)
Puppies Litter Box Training
Kittens Teaching
Puppies to Accept Isolation
Preventing Nipping in Puppies
Teaching Kittens to Play Gently
Teaching Puppies to Chew Appropriate Items
Preventing Objectionable Climbing and Clawing in Kittens
Introducing a New Puppy or Kitten to Other Pets
References and Further Reading
Teaching Desirable Behaviors and Good Manners
Preventing Problems and Building Bonds
Basic Manners
Training for Dogs
Teaching Sit
Teaching Down
Teaching Stay
Teaching Wait
Teaching Walk on a Loose Lead
Teaching Come When Called
Training a Well-Mannered Cat
Training Cats to Use Specific Sleeping Areas
Training a Cat to Come When Called
Training a Cat to Walk on a Harness
References and Further Reading
Understanding and Solving Common Behavior Problems
Elimination Problems in Dogs and Cats
Elimination Problems in Dogs
Incomplete House Training
Marking Behavior Submissive/Excitable Urination
Other Causes of House Soiling in Dogs
Elimination Problems in Cats
Inappropriate Elimination
Treatment for Inappropriate Elimination
Marking Behavior in Cats
Treatment for marking Pharmacotherapy for House Soiling in Cats
References and Further Reading
Unruly and Disruptive Behaviors in Dogs and Cats
Dogs: Jumping Up
Dogs: Destructive Behaviors
Dogs: Problem Barking
Dogs: Problem Digging
Dogs: Overly Active (Hyperactive)
Cats: Furniture Clawing
Cats: Jumping Up On Counters/Furniture
Cats: Nocturnal Activity
Cats: Excessive Vocalization
Cats: Plant Eating and Pica
Separation, Fear and Anxiety Problems in Dogs and Cats
Normal vs. Problematic Anxiety and Fear Reactions Separation
Anxiety Behavioral Signs and Diagnosis of Separation
Anxiety Treatment of Separation Anxiety (Dogs)
Prevention of Separation
Stress A Cautionary
Note: Separation Anxiety or Something Else?
Treatment Protocol for Cats with Separation Anxiety
Fear-Related Behavior Problems
Problem Aggression in Dogs and Cats
Overview of Aggression Canine
Problem Aggress
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