From the popular author of Culture Clash! Learn about the newest thinking on how to solve difficult behavior problems like aggression by looking at genetics in this seminar presentation. Presenter Jean Donaldson is known for her ground-breaking book /Culture Clash/ which looks at how humans can live with dogs more harmoniously by understanding the real nature of dogs. Jean discusses fixed action patterns, or behaviors which are hard wired, and the effect called "misbehavior of organisms" - when behaviors or fixed action patterns fire at inappropriate times. She explores how these phenomenon can interfere with even expert training attempts to address aggression using operant and classical conditioning. From her conclusions come a fresh view of the nature versus nurture debate and solid advice for today's dog trainer working with aggression.
This DVD was produced from a dogTEC seminar held in 2004. Due to some unfortunate equipment failures, the production quality is not up to professional standards (some sound and lighting issues), and the price has been set accordingly. However, we believe that the original Jean Donaldson content and performance is too good not to make it available. Those of you who know her work know what we mean. So turn up the volume, pop the corn, and get your notepad ready.
What reviewers are saying...
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...I have to admit when I picked up this DVD I expected to see a video describing case histories of predatory dogs, discussion, and techniques of how a trainer might work with them. However, after looking more closely at the DVD cover, I could see that it states: An insightful look at the role of genes in aggression and this description clearly explains what you will find in watching the DVD. The DVD is produced from a seminar held in 2004. The picture and sound are clear and consist of Jean discussing the topic as well as the slide presentation she used at the seminar... Valerie Pollard