Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs: Using the Assess-A-Pet Protocol to Better Understand Aggression

By Sue Sternberg

Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs: Using the Assess-A-Pet Protocol to Better Understand Aggression PDF. It’s a New Testing and Assessment Methods for Shelters and Trainers!
Sue Sternberg has been developing and refining assessment techniques for decades to help shelter workers and trainers determine the likelihood that a dog will engage in aggressive behaviors. Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs includes Sue s newest protocols based on the theory that sociability is the key predictor of a dog s potential for aggression. In addition to a number of step-by-step tests for shelter workers to use, Sue has included a section for trainers and behaviorists for use in home visitations to better design training and management programs for their clients.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Assessing Aggression Thresholds: An Overview
2. Shelter Dogs and Adopters
3. Aggression Thresholds and Classifications
4. Aggression Threshold Testing Overview
5. The AAP Baseline Tests Step by Step
6. The Additional Tests—Step by Step
7. Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Owned or Fostered Dogs For Trainers and Behaviorists
8. The Trinity: Dog-Human-Environment
Appendix 1: Research on Assessing Aggression Thresholds
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Observations from Video Reviews of Assessments
Appendix 4: Recommended Reading and Watching to Increase Your Knowledge of Dog Aggression, Body Language and Interactions
Appendix 5: Assessment Charts.

About the Author

Index

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