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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Volume Two edition (1 Aug. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813828686
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813828688
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.2 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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andbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Volume Two: Etiology and Assessment of Behavior Problems is a definitive handbook for dog trainers, behaviorists, breeders, veterinarians, and others who have a serious interest in dog behavior and training. Readers will benefit from the author′s twenty–five years of study and experience with dogs as a behavioral consultant and trainer. The vast majority of dogs exhibit at least one undesirable habit. Most of these problems are responsive to remedial training and brief counseling. However, some behavior problems are the result of a more complex etiology involving adverse emotional influences, cognitive disturbances, or pervasive behavioral disorganization. If not properly identified and treated, such problems may lead to the dog being removed from the home or euthanized. Volume 2 of Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training explores the collective causes underlying the development of serous adjustment problems in dogs. Coupled with Volume 1: Adaptation and Learning, Volume 2 provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for understanding the development and treatment of behavior problems. The focus of Volume 2 is to present and evaluate the relevant applied and scientific literature, with the goals of clarifying what is known about the etiology of dog behavior problems and highlighting what yet remains to be learned. In addition, the author introduces several alternative ways for analyzing and understanding the etiology of behavior problems. Topics covered in depth include: History of applied dog behavior Behavioral etiology and assessment Fear, anxiety, and phobias Separation–related problems Compulsive behavior problems Hyperactivity Dominance, territorial and fear–related aggression Appetitive and elimination problems This volume is an authoritive and thoroughly referenced text that is written in a highly readable and enjoyable style. There are no other applied dog behavior texts of comparable quality and thoroughness available.

About the Author

Steven R. Lindsay, MA, is a dog behavior consultant and trainer in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area, where he teaches handling, training, and behavior modification based on ethological principles. He also conducts seminars and is the author of numerous articles. Mr. Lindsay evaluated, handled, and trained highly skilled dogs for the U.S. military.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J.F on 20 Aug. 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have used all three volumes of this book several times on my animal behavioural science degree (borrwed from university library), if you are doing a degree in animal behaviour or a related subject i would highly recommend this book, i haven't found anything else that really compares or is at the same standard while being as easy to use. Its scientific enough for use on a degree but it is still easy to understand (for me - this book would be a too heavy for a casual dog owner looking to sort out a small behaviour problem as this has all the science behind it as well, and you probably will need a scientific background to understand some of it)

So these books are not for everyone as it isnt a 'light read' but if you are looking for something scientific without it being a load of jargon that you can't understand then these are the books to get. They are expensive, but are an investment if you want to go into dog behaviour for a career, as i do. They are so good that i have bought all three volumes so i have copies at home to save me from taking them out the library all the time! Volume 1 is about how dogs learn (which casual owners would not really need to buy or use) but volumes 2 and 3 are about the cause and solution for solving behaviour problems, so you could get away with just getting volumes 2 and 3 if you are worried about buying all three them being too expensive if you are just looking into problem dog behaviour.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Blackshuck on 5 July 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Lindsay series are essential for anyone serious about understanding dog behaviour and training. However he does have a rather academic style of writing, and this is not an accessible or light read - more a reference book for courses.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Asquith on 2 Dec. 2012
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This book has a pretty cover too, although it is a blue cover unlike the previous book I purchased which had a green cover. This book also has several pages with lots of writing on them.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Aye Yie Yie! 22 Jun. 2001
By Rackin On - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I would give this book five stars if it weren't for the level of difficulty in reading it...just had to take off a star for that reason alone. This isn't the book for the first time dog owner or casual trainer. It's a serious book for the well-versed student of dog behavior and training. Mr. Lindsay definitely knows what he's talking about but the reader must already have a fairly good grasp of the "concepts" behind his explanations in order to fully understand the material. It was a good read that I had trouble putting down, though! If you're serious about learning the more advanced concepts and principles in dog behavior and training, the book is well laid out and informative to the max!
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A favorite 19 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Incredible book - it is so complete and really requires re-reading numerous times. For those who have difficulties with technical terms I advise buying the Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary dictionary - probably the best of its kind and truly a good companion when reading such advanced books.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
well worth the time and money! 15 Aug. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book along with volume one are the most in depth and useful books on dogs, their behavior and training. A 'must read' for those who work with dogs and very useful for the owner who wants to know dogs better.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding 30 Jun. 2001
By "carolineza" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
For a dog behaviour professional, this book and its companion volume have to be the most useful and important resource around. Not for the casual dog owner, but then that's not the target market. A wealth of material, well presented and organised, and without bias. Now when's the one on behaviour modification coming out??!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great for Dog Trainers/Behaviorists 7 Aug. 2011
By grtdane77 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is well written, organized and supported with reliable sources. Definitely written at a collegiate level. The author spends a lot of time (3 chapters) talking about the different types of aggression dogs display since aggression is the number 1 reason people hire a trainer. There are also chapters on excessive and compulsive behaviors, fears and phobias, elimination problems, basically all the issues that are the reason to hire trainers. He also includes a very specific form that he finds helpful to collect information from dog owners to get background information before training and before the first in-house meeting session with clients. This is a form that I will model my own after as it includes everything you can think of that can relate to a behavior issue. This book should be on every dog trainer's shelf and in use. I'm excited to read the next and to have the complete series.
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