The Dog Aggression Workbook is an interactive guide for guardians of dogs who behave aggressively. The workbook presents a systematic and highly efficient and effective, positive reinforcement-based approach to understanding, assessing and changing aggressive behaviors in dogs. Strategies and techniques are described clearly and completely in a conversational style that is easy to read and understand. Guardians will be armed with the tools they need to address all kinds of aggressive behavior problems, while avoiding harsh punitive techniques. The workbook utilizes a behavioral approach, focusing on identifying specific problem behaviors, what evokes them and what consequences are maintaining them. It explains how to implement desensitization and behavior replacement procedures to change emotional responses and the aggressive behaviors they motivate. Taking a global and comprehensive approach, it addresses the whole context in which aggressive behaviors are performed.
The Dog Aggression Workbook will be a useful compliment for Aggressive Behavior in Dogs, a manual written for professional behavior consultants as a means of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of professional consultation. Short and inexpensive, it would make a useful adjunct to consultation.
From the start of Chapter 1...
If you are reading this book, you are having a problem with your dog behaving aggressively. This book will:
*help you develop a productive perspective on the problem
*help you understand what aggressive behaviors are and are not
*help you understand why dogs perform aggressive behaviors
*show you how to assess the particular problem you are facing, ideally with the help of a professional dog behavior consultant
*help you learn how to construct a behavior change program to address the problem, ideally with the help of a professional dog behavior consultant.
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What reviewers are saying...
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
O'Heare's THE DOG AGGRESSION WORKBOOK provides a fine guide for owners of dogs who act aggressively. The workbook provides a systematic, reinforcement-based approach to changing such behaviors, offering clearly-defined strategies and tools needed to address all kinds of aggression. These are fine recommendations for trainers and general lending libraries alike. James A. Cox