Canine and Feline Behavior and Training, A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends

By Linda P. Case

Canine and Feline Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends PDF provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social interactions. Well-researched and accessible, Canine and Feline Behavior: A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends is an application-based resource to encourage effective training and behavior modification programs for both dogs and cats. Coverage begins with a foundation of evolutionary histories and domestication, focusing on normal communication and social behavior patterns. Learning theory is then presented in the context of real-world relevance to companion animal care, behavior prevention, training, and modification. Finally, common behavior problems and approaches to manage these issues are discussed, making this an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand more about their dogs and cats.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SECTION 1 – DOMESTICATION, SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, & COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER 1 The Beginning of the Friendship – Domestication

CHAPTER 2 Behavior through the Life Cycle: Newborns to Seniors

CHAPTER 3 Social Behavior and Communication in Dogs and Cats

SECTION 2 – HOW DOGS AND CATS LEARN – TRAINING TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 4 How Dogs and Cats Learn: Principles of Learning Theory

CHAPTER 5 Practical Applications: Training and Behavior Modification Techniques

CHAPTER 6 Training and Problem Prevention for Puppies and Kittens

CHAPTER 7 Teaching Dogs and Cats Desirable Behaviors and Good Manners

SECTION 3 – UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING COMMON BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

CHAPTER 8 Elimination Problems in Dogs and Cats

CHAPTER 9 Unruly and Disruptive Behaviors in Dogs and Cats

CHAPTER 10 Separation, Fear, and Anxiety Problems in Dogs and Cats

CHAPTER 11 Problem Aggression in Dogs and Cats

APPENDIX 1 – Recommended Books
APPENDIX 2 – Resources and Professional Associations
APPENDIX 3 – Sample Dog Behavior History Profile
APPENDIX 4 – Sample Cat Behavior History Profile
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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