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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Technological advances in behavior modification (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

One of the major problems with behavior modification for pet owners is that they are not professional trainers. They rarely possess the knowledge or skills necessary to control their animal's behavior under the best of circumstances.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Practical methods of behavioral control (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The first tool of practical behavior modification is objectivity. In contemporary behavioral control, objectivity is a rare commodity. Most perspectives on behavior are myopic.

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Fixing generally phobic dogs (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Sophie is a four-year-old Labrador retriever. She was one of ten pups and lived exactly as they did. She wasn't roughly handled or neglected. She wasn't subjected to loud noises that weren't also heard by the whole litter.

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Establishing and maintaining relationships with qualified trainers (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Behavior questions and concerns are pervasive among veterinary clientele. Clients should always be offered the option of seeing a veterinary behaviorist; however, in many cases a veterinary behaviorist may not be locally available; the client may refuse such a referral; or the pet's problem may be amenable to simple alterations in the client's training process (or lack thereof!).

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Instinctive drift–Keller Breland vs BF Skinner (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Not many people know the name of Keller Breland outside marine mammal and dog training. Keller Breland was B.F. Skinner's first graduate student at University of Minnesota – before Skinner became the icon of behavioral psychology, AKA behavior analysis.

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Emperor Skinner's new clothes: comparing behavior perspectives (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

In the late 1930's, Burrhus Frederick (B.F.) Skinner wrote his magnum opus, The Behavior of Organisms. Today, his perspective on behavior is the foundation for almost all behavioral fields that deal with non-verbal animals. Skinner is the foundation for the term operant conditioning, or "learning by consequences."

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Aggression inside and out (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is very trendy in modern behavior and training circles to define many different types of aggression. The idea is to classify aggression into sub-types to give you insight about their nature and cure.

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Medically evaluating canine and feline behavior patients (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

In some situations, practitioners are left trying to determine whether an animal's behavioral change reflects a medical issue or a behavioral problem. This distinction is fuzzy and frequently artificial. An individual's genetics, behavior and physiology are so intimately entwined with each other as to make them inseparable as discreet components.

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Feline inappropriate elimination (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Feline housesoiling still represents the most common reason cat owners seek behavioral advice from their veterinarian. Inappropriate elimination can be seen in all ages and breeds of cats and often can be frustrating to resolve. The causes are multiple and sometimes complex.

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