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Handbook of Applied Dog Behaviour and Training


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Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Origins and Domestication. 2. Development of Behaviour. 3. Neurobiology of Behaviour and Learning. 4. Sensory Abilities. 5. Biological and Dispositional Constraints on Learning. 6. Classical Conditioning. 7. Instrumental Learning. 8. Aversive Control of Behavior. 9. Learning and Behavioral Disturbances. 10. Human-Dog Companionship: Cultural and Psychological Significance. Index.

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Steven R. Lindsay, MA, is a dog behavior consultant and trainer in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, where he teaches handling, training, and behavior modification based on ethological principles. He also conducts seminars and is the author of numerous articles. Mr. Lindsay evaluated, handled, and trained highly skilled dogs for the U.S. military.


"The most valuable publication about dogs since Scott and Fuller's classic text, Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog, published in 1965." Victoria Lea Voith, President, American Vetirinary Society of Animal Behavior "The objective of giving a scientific account of all aspects of learning in dogs has been accomplished to a very high degree. ... No other comparable scientific texts are available." Andrew Luescher, Director, Animal Behavior Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

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