Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2002, Training and Behavior Book.
A practical how-to guide on resource guarding - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.
What dog trainers are saying about Jean Donaldson's Mine!
A totally comprehensive and practical treatment of a common and very serious behavior problem,. Jean Donaldson translates complex animal learning theory into useable procedures without sacrificing scientific accuracy. Anyone who works with dogs will benefit from reading Mine!
Suzanna Hetts, PhD, author of Pet Behavior Protocols
Author Jean Donaldson has over 30 years experience in dog behavior and training. As the Founder and Director of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Jean leads a new generation of dog trainers to better understanding of the research and science of canine behavior. Jean's award winning book, The Culture Clash, is a pivotal book in the dog trainer's library because it called into question many sacred assumptions about the origins of behavior and behavior problems. Jean lives in the San Francisco area with her Chow Chow, Buffy.
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I found this book has lots of useful information but unless you feel comfortable implementing the protocols and are a very savvy dog trainer it can leave you in a spot of how to move forward!
No one has written a better, more practical book on this important topic. Its been around for awhile but stands up to the test of time. Written for those who work with clients but also can be applied by individuals with resource guarding dogs.