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...this book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf for future reference. How Dogs Learn covers the content of an undergraduate course in learning and behavior, but the examples are taken from dog training it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy. --Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University

How Dogs Learn explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn explains the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

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Describes the canine learning process and explains how to encourage new behaviors, teach new skills, and diagnose problems.

Synopsis:

"...this book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf for future reference. How Dogs Learn covers the content of an undergraduate course in learning and behavior, but the examples are taken from dog training it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy." --Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University

How Dogs Learn explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn explains the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Synopsis:

How Dogs Learn explains the fascinating science of operant conditioning. The authors, recognized experts in this field, are also experienced dog trainers, and they explain each operant conditioning principle using dog training examples. For the first time, behavioral procedures that are used with humans, such as Behavioral Diagnostics and Functional Analysis, have been translated for applications with dogs. How Dogs Learn will help all dog owners solve canine behavior problems and improve their proficiency as trainers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-175) and index.

About the Author

MARY R. BURCH, PHD, is a Certified Behavior Analyst. She has also been approved as a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society. Her behavioral research has been published by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Burch has trained dogs to the advanced levels of obedience and is considered a national expert on the topic of therapy dogs. She is the author of Volunteering with Your Pet and The Border Collie, published by Howell Book House. Dr. Burch has won the Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers' Association of America for her writing on dog-related topics. She is a founding member of the Animal Trainer's Forum in the Association for Behavior Analysis.

JON S. BAILEY, PHD, is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Bailey is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Bailey is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He is the author of the book Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis, the co-author of Behavioral Diagnostics, and is one of the most widely published researchers in the field of behavior analysis. Dr. Bailey serves as an expert witness on behavioral issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Jack Michael, Ph.D.).

List of Charts.

Introduction.

PART ONE: A History of Animal Training.

Chapter 1: The Scientists: How operant conditioning developed in the lab.

Chapter 2: The Trainers: How dog training evolved to embrace operant conditioning.

PART TWO: The Basic Principles of Behavior.

Chapter 3: Reinforcement: What dogs like, what they want to avoid, what they'll work for.

Chapter 4: Extinction: If I ignore it, it will go away.

Chapter 5: Punishment: Stop that!

Chapter 6: Stimulus Control: Just tell me what to do.

PART THREE: Behavioral Diagnostics: Why Does the Dog Do that?

Chapter 7: Respondent Conditioning: Pavlov and his famous salivating dogs.

Chapter 8: Functional Analysis and Behavioral Diagnostics: What's causing the problem?

Chapter 9: Medical and Environmental Causes of Behavior: Tell me where it hurts.

Chapter 10: Other Training Issues You Need to Know About: Every dog is an individual.

PART FOUR: Increasing Behaviors: Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks.

Chapter 11: Shaping: You're getting warmer.

Chapter 12: Prompting and Fading: Can you give me a hint?

Chapter 13: Chaining: Building behavior sequences.

Chapter 14: Using Conditioned Reinforcement: Click here for more options.

PART FIVE: Decreasing Behaviors: Dealing with Canine Delinquents.

Chapter 15: Extinction in Action: Don't just do something, stand there.

Chapter 16: Differential Reinforcement: More of this, less of that.

Chapter 17: Antecedent Control: An ounce of prevention.

Chapter 18: Using Punishment: A question of ethics.

Epilogue.

References.

About the Authors.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876053713
Foreword:
Michael, Jack
Author:
Bailey, Jon S.
Foreword by:
Michael, Jack
Foreword:
Michael, Jack
Author:
Burch, Mary R.
Author:
Jon S. Bailey, PhD.
Author:
Michael, Jack
Publisher:
Howell Book House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Training
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Dogs -- Behavior.
Subject:
Pet Care;Dogs
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 0.79 in

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"Synopsis" by , Describes the canine learning process and explains how to encourage new behaviors, teach new skills, and diagnose problems.
"Synopsis" by , "...this book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf for future reference. How Dogs Learn covers the content of an undergraduate course in learning and behavior, but the examples are taken from dog training it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy." --Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University

How Dogs Learn explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn explains the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

"Synopsis" by , How Dogs Learn explains the fascinating science of operant conditioning. The authors, recognized experts in this field, are also experienced dog trainers, and they explain each operant conditioning principle using dog training examples. For the first time, behavioral procedures that are used with humans, such as Behavioral Diagnostics and Functional Analysis, have been translated for applications with dogs. How Dogs Learn will help all dog owners solve canine behavior problems and improve their proficiency as trainers.
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