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NEW: Problem Animal Behavior— Functional Assessment & Constructive Contingency Management Planning

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Softcover

8.5 x 11

238 pages

Problem Animal Behavioris an essential textbook providing detailed coverage of the functional assessment of problem animal behavior and the design and implementation of constructional contingency management plans. It introduces the natural science of behavior and the basic laws and principles of behavior. It places a strong emphasis on constructional positive reinforcement-based methods throughout. The strategies and procedures are applicable to all species. Functional assessment forms are provided for the reader’s use.

Purchase ebook version $50 cdn.

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NEW:The Science and Technology of Animal Training

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Softcover

7 x 10

319 pages

The Science and Technology of Animal Training is a Masters level textbook, written to help students of animal training and established professionals alike expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills in the natural science of behavior and the applied technology derived from it in training companion animals. It does not present fads or proprietary “one-true-way” “systems.” It provides a thorough introduction to basic through to advanced laws, principles, strategies and techniques in positive reinforcement-emphasized companion animal training. It covers all of the foundational behaviors for training dogs, cats, birds, horses and humans with detailed instructions. It covers advanced training procedures such as shaping, chaining and sequencing in depth. It provides a set of hands-on trainer exercises to help the trainer develop their skills and there is a Study Questions book available for trainers to work through on their own or in a classroom environment.

Purchase ebook version $28 cdn.

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NEW: The Science and Technology of Dog Training

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Dog Training is a manual for basic through to advanced strategies, principles and techniques in positive reinforcement based dog training. No fads or proprietary “one-true-way” “systems” and no ‘just the basics and leave you hanging.’ Dog Training outlines the natural science of behavior, an ethical framework to emphasize positive reinforcement based methods and then a comprehensive treatment of training common behaviors to a high degree of fluency. Finally, Dog Training helps you master advanced training techniques so you can train more complex behaviors. This book would be a good reference for established professional trainers and for those educating themselves to become skilled professionals.

Purchase ebook version $12 cdn.

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NEW:Aggressive Behavior in Dogs 2nd. Edition

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Aggressive Behavior in Dogs, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive technical manual, written for dog behavior professionals. It discusses understanding aggressive behavior in dogs, functionally assessing the behavior and constructing systematic behavior change programs, as well as consulting skills and case management. Comprehensive and systematic, it favors a behaviorological approach. Dog behavior consultants may find the companionDog Aggression Workbookuseful as an adjunct to client consultation.

Purchase ebook version $30 cdn.

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New: Running Out of Time—Introducing Behaviorology to Help Solve Global Problems

by Stephen F. Ledoux, Ph.D.

Running Out of Time is a 600 page, 24 chapter book introducing behaviorology and exploring how it can help resolve many of the wold’s most pressing problems.

For several decades concerned people around the world, including traditional natural scientists (for example, physicists, chemists, and biologists) have worked to improve and expand solutions to some serious and growing global problems. This has led them to point out that both the problems and the solutions involve a large component of human behavior, and so a natural science of human behavior would be very helpful. Various circumstances, however, have raised difficulties in seeing that such a science already exists. Out of concern to provide the information that they seek, this book introduces the natural science of behavior, called Behaviorology, as another disciplinary member of the science and engineering team working to solve these problems, because Behaviorology is the natural science of why human behavior happens, a natural science to help build a sustainable society in a timely manner, hopefully a manner timely enough to help humanity avoid having to experience the worst effects of these global problems.

The author is a35–year Professor of Behaviorology. He received hisPh.D. from Western Michigan University in1982. He also consults for other universities to build quality behaviorology departments and programs.

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Changing Problem Behavior: A Systematic & Comprehensive Approach to Behavior Change Project Management

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Changing Problem Behavior is a manual for managing behavior change projects from the functional assessment of problem behaviors, through constructing and implementing a behavior change program and transitioning to the ongoing maintenance of the changes. It utilizes a behavior analytic approach with a strong emphasis on positive reinforcement based methods and avoidance of aversive methods. It presents a systematic and natural science based approach to managing problem behavior cases for professional animal behavior technologists. The strategies and procedures are applicable to all species.



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Empowerment Training: Training for Creativity, Persistence, Industriousness, Resilience & Behavioral Well-Being

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Empowerment Training is a guide for animal trainers to promoting behavioral well-being in companion animals by conditioning empowerment. It brings together a vastbody of research on topics related to empowerment and general behavioral well-being, summarizing the research findings and providing practical rehabilitation tactics. It presents a triadic model of empowerment, characterizing empowerment by persistence / industriousness, emotional resilience and creativity. It discusses how we can train for empowerment, rehabilitate disempowered animals and contributes to allowing for the best possible experience in life. Shaping is discussed in great detail as a key empowerment training procedure. It also discusses social bonds and the rehabilitation of motivationally conflicted relationships.



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Aggressive Behavior in Dogs: A Comprehensive Technical Manual for Professionals

First Edition

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Aggressive Behavior in Dogs is a comprehensive technical manual, written for dog behavior professionals. It discusses understanding aggressive behavior in dogs, functionally assessing the behavior and constructing systematic behavior change programs, as well as consulting skills and case management. Comprehensive and systematic, it favors a behavioral approach. It includes an extensive glossary and functional assessment forms. Dog behavior consultants may find the companionDog Aggression Workbookuseful as an adjunct to client consultation.



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Dog Aggression Workbook

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

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.



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Dominance Theory and Dogs

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Dominance Theory and Dogs is an in-depth examination of the notion of social dominance and how it applies to domestic dogs. Social dominance is one of the most controversial topics in the dog behavior and training field and is rife with confusion and misunderstanding. This book will explore sociability and conflict management in general, then explore exactly what is and is not social dominance, and finally, what value it might hold. It will be argued that while social dominance may be of some use in ethology or social-psychology fields, it is of very little, if any, use with explaining, predicting and changing companion dog behavior. It will be argued that the use of social dominance models with companion dogs is harmful because of its emphasis on an adversarial mindset. A behavioral approach to explaining, predicting and changing behavior will be proposed as a vastly more effective and efficient model for companion dog social behavior.On the APDT 2003 Top Ten New Books list.



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Separation Distress and Dogs: A Comprehensive Positive Reinforcement-Based Workbook for Separation Distress Behaviors For Your Dog

First Edition

by James O’Heare, DLBC, CDBC, CPBC

Separation Distress and Dogs is a positive reinforcement based workbook for understanding, assessing and changing separation distress related behaviors in dogs. Written for guardians of dogs who exhibit distress behaviors when left alone, it presents an easy to follow, yet comprehensive, behavior change program, including systematic desensitization and behavior shaping, as well as empowerment training and relationship rehabilitation. It includes sections for professional behavior consultants.



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Canine Neuropsychology

by James O’Heare, DLBC, AABP-CABC, CDBC

E-BOOK $20cdn

This older book is now out of print but we are making it available in ebook format because I know that it is used in some courses. I don't really concern myself too much with the biology of behavior any longer, focussing on a behaviorological approach and the functional relationship between behavior and the environment. But, a brief introduction to the biology can sometimes be useful.

Canine Neuropsychology is an introduction to the canine nervous system and endocrine system and how trainers, behaviorists and guardians can use this knowledge to train dogs or modify their behavior. The book explains how the nervous system and endocrine system work and how stimuli are inputted, processed, organized and then outputted in behavioral responses. The book also explores the stress and emotions in dogs. The book describes how this information can be used in treating behavior problems or even just living more easily with dogs. The book describes stress in detail and suggests a treatment plan based on mental and physical stimulation as well as nutritional intervention. The book also describes medications and nutritional supplementation that can help bring a bog back to his mental peak.

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Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs?

by James O’Heare, DLBC, AABP-CABC, CDBC

E-BOOK $14cdn

Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs? is an objective and critical evaluation of the advisability of feeding a raw meat-based diet to pet cats and dogs. It reviews the scientific literature on the issue and explores the arguments for such a diet. Most sources that have previously explored the topic have been decidedly non-objective. If you are interested in taking a careful, critical and objective look at this dietary trend Raw Meat Diets for Cats and Dogs? is the book to read.

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Vegan Dogs: Companionate Nutrition

by James O’Heare, DLBC, AABP-CABC, CDBC

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