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Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training
Volume 3: Procedures and Protocols

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The Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training series provides a coherent and integrated approach to understanding and controlling dog behavior. In Volume 3 various themes introduced in Volume 1 and 2 are expanded upon, especially causally significant social, biological, and behavioral influences that impace on the etiology of behavior problems and their treatment. Ethological observations, relevant behavioral and neurobiological research, and dog behavioral clinical findings are reviewed and critiqued in detail. Many of the training concepts, procedures, and protocols described have not been previously published, marking this book a unique contribution to dor behavior and training literature.

Cynopraxis, the philosophical approach advocated by the author, views adjustment problems as an opportunity for positive change, thereby converting the problem into a focal point for enhancing the human-dog bond and improving the dog's quality of life.

Steve R. Lindsay is a dog behavior consultant and trainer in Newton Square, Pennsylavania. He provides a variety of professional consulting and training servies. In addition to his long career working with companion dogs, Lindsay previously trained military working dogs.

Table of Contents
Cynopraxic Training: Basic Procedures and Techniques

Part 1: Foundations and Theory
Benefits of Cynopraxic Training
Specific Benefits of Various Exercises
Behavioral Equilibrium
Signals and Communication Attention and Impulse Control
Interrupting Behavior
Training and Play
The Training Space
Directive Prompts and Blocking

Part 2: Tools and Techniques
Training Tools
Bridges, Markers, and Flags
The Training Session
Play Training

Part 3: Training Projects and Exercises
Introductory Lessons
Walking on Leash
Basic Exercises
Stay Training
Walking Stand-Stay and Distance Exercises
Recall Training

House Training, Destructive Behavior, and Appetitive Problems

Part 1 : House Training
House-Training Basics
Common House-Training Problems

Part 2: Destructive Behavior in Puppies
Assessing and Controlling Destructive Behavior
Selecting Appropriate Chew Items
Redirecting and Discouraging Destructive Behavior

Part 3: Destructive Behavior in Adult Dogs
Basic Training, Exercise, and Play
Controlling Inappropriate Chewing Activities
Aversive Startle and the Control of Destructive Behavior
Miscellaneous Devices and Techniques for Deterring Destructive Behavior

Part 4: Appetitive Problems
Pica and Scavenging

Part 5: Crate Training
Selecting a Crate
Guidelines for Successful Crate Training
Dangers of Excessive Crate Confinement
Ethological Rationalizations of Crate Confinement

Fears and Phobias

Part 1: Orientation and Basic Concepts
Coping with Fear
Basic Training and Fear
Neurobiological Substrates of Anxiety and Fear
Pharmacological Control of Anxiety and Fear
Exercise and Diet
Active and Passive Contingency Management Strategies
Habituation, Sensitization and Preventive-Exposure Training
Social Facilitation and Modeling
Coping with Fear and Stress: Licking and Yawning
Instrumental Control and Fear
Graded Exposure and Response Prevention

Part 2: Fears and Phobias: Treatment Procedures and Protocols
Fear of Pain and Discomfort
Storm and Thunder Phobias
Fear of Loud Noises and Household Sounds
Fear of Sudden Movement or Change
Fear of Heights
Fear of Water
Fear of Riding in Cars
Fear of Enclosed Spaces and Confinement
Social Fears and Inhibitions

Separation Distress and Panic

Part 1: Neurobiology and Ontogenetic Influences
Neurobiological Substrates of Attachment and Separation Distress
Pharmacological Control of Separation Distress
Potential Alternative Treatments
Separation Distress and Diet
Early Stimulation, Separation Exposure, and Emotional Reactivity

Part 2: Separation Distress and Panic: Treatment Procedures and Protocols
Attachment and Separation Problems: Adult Dogs
Quality of Social Attachment and Detachment Training
Basic Training and Separation Distress
Separation-related Problems and Punishment
Massage, Play, and Exercise

Compulsive and Hyperactive Excesses

Part 1: Compulsive Behavior Disorders
Neurobiology and Compulsive Behavior Disorder
Pharmacological Control of Compulsive Behavior
Potential Dietary Treatments
Diagnostic Considerations
Evaluation, Procedures, and Protocols
Excessive Licking and Tail Chasing

Part 2: Hyperactivity and Hyperkinesis
Compulsivity and Hyperactivity: Evolutionary Considerations
Hyperactivity and Neurobiology
Pharmacological Control of Hyperkinesis
Behavior Therapy
Hyperactivity and Social Excesses
Nuisance or Gem in the Rough

Neurobiology and Development of Aggression

Part 1: Evolution and Neurobiology
Dominance and the Regulation of Aggression
Coevolution, Play, Communication, and Aggression
Emotional Command Systems and Drive Theory
Adaptive Coping Styles: Play, Flirt, Forbear, and Nip
Olfaction and Emotional Arousal
Neurobiological Regulation of Aggression
Pharmacological Control of Aggression
Placebo Effects, Endophenotypes, and the Dead-Dog Rule

Part 2: Development and Control of Puppy Competitive Behavior
Temperament and Aggression
Tactile Stimulation and Adaptation
Play, Discipline, and Dominance
Precocious Aggression Problems
Competitive Social Excesses
Difficult Puppies: Establishing the Training Space
Posture-Facilitated Relaxation

Canine Domestic Aggression

Part 1: Social Competition and Aggression
Interactive Conflict, Stress, and Social Dominance
Wolf Model of Dominance and Submission
Dispersal Tensions and Household Aggression
Dynamic Modal Relations and Social Dominance
Filial and Sibling Dominance-Submission Relations
Involuntary Subordination and Canine Domestic Aggression
Social Dominance: Dispositional Cause or Attributional Error
Adverse Environmental and Emotional Influences and Canine Domestic Aggression
Social Communication and the Regulation of Aggression
Social Competition, Cooperation, Conflict, and Resentment
Species-typical Defensive and Offensive Aggression
Loss of Safety, Depression, Panic, and Aggression

Part 2: Assessing and Treating Canine Domestic Aggression
Canine Domestic Aggression: Assessing the Threat
Affiliative Conflicts and the Rise of Agonistic Competition
Anger, Restraint, and Frustration
Behavior Therapy and Training Procedures
Manhandling and Physical Punishment
Aggression and Diet
Brief Protocols for Canine Domestic Aggression

Part 3: Children and Dog Aggression
Infants and Dogs: Toward the Prevention of Problems
Introducing Baby and Dog
The Toddler and Increased Risk
Child-initiated Aggression and Sibling Rivalry

Impulsive, Extrafamilial, and Intraspecific Aggression

Part 1: Intrafamilial and Extrafamilial Aggression
Classifying Aggression
Antipredatory Strategy and Autoprotection versus Dominance
Ontogeny and Reactive Behavior
Household Stress and Aggression
Living Space, Proxemic Relations, Inattentiveness, and Autoprotectiveness
Social Spaces, Frames, and Zones
Novelty, Sudden Change, and Reactive Adjustments
Collicular-Periaqueductal Gray Pathways and Reactice Adjustments
Orienting, Preattentive Sensory Processing, and Visual Acuity
Social Engagement and Attunement
Oxytocin, Arginine Vasopression, and Autonomic Attunement
Argentine Vasopression, Hyperkinesis, and Aggression
Stress, Thyroid Deficiency, Hypocortisolism, and Aggression
Activity Success and Failure, Pavlovian Typology, and Coping Styles
Proactive versus Preemptive Processing and Cynopraxis
Barking, Motor Displays, and Autonomic Arousal
Variables Affecting Extrafamilial Aggression
Conflicts and Rituals Toward Novel Social Stimuli
Watchdog Behavior
Attention and Autonomic Regulation
Play and Autonomic Attunement
Attention and Play Therapy
Quality-of-Life Matters
Opening the Training Space
Inhibitory Conditioning
Counterconditioning: Limitations and Precautions
Precautions for Safer Contact
Aggressive Barking and Threats Toward Visitors
Aggressive Barking, Lunging, and Chasing

Part 2: Intraspecific Aggression
Hierarchy, Territory, and the Regulation of Aggression
Framing the Concept of Hierarchy and Territory
Unilateral, Bilateral, and Pluralistic Relations
Ontogeny of Play and Fighting
Fair Play, Emergent Social Codes, and Cynopraxis
Intraspecific State and Trait Aggression
Controlling Intraspecific Aggression Toward Nonfamilial Targets
Fighting Between Dogs Sharing the Same Household
Sources of Conflict Between a Newcomer Puppy and a Resident Dog
Introducing a New Adult Dog into the Household
Interdog Aggression within the Household
Sex Hormones and Intraspecific Aggression
Aggression Toward Cats in the Household

Biobehavioral Monitoring and Electronic Control of Behavior

Part 1: Monitoring Autonomic and Emotional States
Stress, Temperature, and Behavior
Cardiovascular Activity and Emotional Behavior
Devices Used to Monitor Autonomic and Stress-related Changes
Autoshaping and Automated Training

Part 2: Electronic Training
Technical Considerations
Subjective Factors and Electrical Stimulation
Stress, Distress, and Potential Adverse Side Effects of Electrical Stimulation
Electical Stimulation Technology
Behavioral-activated Electronic Training
Basic Training and Enhancement
Recall Enhancement
Behavioral Equilibrium
Punishment and Aversive Counterconditioning
Electronic Training and Problem Solving
Electronic Training and Wildlife Conservation
Electrical Stimulation and Working Dogs: A Shocking Study
Electronic Training Collars in Perspective
Future Prospects and Trends

Cynopraxis: Theory, Philosophy, and Ethics

Part 1: Training Theory
What is Cynopraxis?
Cynopraxic Training Theory
Basic Postulates, Units, Processes, and Mechanisms
Prediction Error and Adaptation
Adaptation, Prediction Error, and Distress
Comparator Processing, Allostasis, and Adaptive Optimization
Somatic versus Cortical Reward, Projects and Ventures, and Power Incentives
Expectancies, Emotion, and Stress
Autonomic Arousal, Drive,and Action Modes
Play and Drive
Fair Play and the Golden Rule
Neural Comparator System
Phylogenetic Survival Modes
Genetic Influences and Adaptive and Reactive Coping Styles
Neurobiology and Loss of Adaptability

Part 2: Bonding Theory
Ontogeny, Coping, and Social Behavior
Attunement, Attachment, and the Human-Dog Bond
Opportunity with Limit
Hitting and Missing the Mark
Big Bangs and Black Holes: Extraversion, Introversion, and Disorganizing Load
Coping with Conflict
Restraint, Unavoidable Aversive Stimulation, and Stress
Attentional Nexus, Allocetrism, and Attunement
Sensitivity to Human Attentional States
Complex Social Behavior and Model/Rival Learning

Part 3: Ethics and Philosophy
Cynopraxis and Ethics
Owner Control Styles and Welfare Agendas
Anthropic Dominance Ideation, Perceived Power, and Control Styles
Power-dominance Ideation and Treatment Protocols
Problematic Trends and Obstacles to Adaptive Coping and Attunement
Cynopraxis: Allostasis, Adaptability, and Health
Hydra-Protean Side Effects, the Dead-dog Rule, and the LIMA Principle

Sit-Stay Program
Modified Sit-Stay Instructions
Sit-Stay Tasks

Sit, Down, Stand, and Stay Practice Variations

Posture-Facilitated Relaxation (PFR) Training
Basic Guidelines and PFR Techniques
PFR Training Instructions

Puppy Temperament Testing and Evaluation
Temperament Testing
Testing Procedures
Significance and Interpretation