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Children’s Colouring Book & Word Quiz On Dog Body Language

This is now free with the essential resource guide and can be purchased with the posters at Essential Dog Professionals Educational Resources This 16 page colouring book contains essential information on dogs body language. Each example can be coloured in and for the older children there is a word finding quiz. This is so that children can learn to match up the body...

Educational, Training & Awareness Resources For Canine Professionals

Below is a slideshow to show some of the educational/awareness posters, handouts and schedules available Each poster is available in PDF, JPG & PNG formats We are adding to the pack all of the time- access is for life so any new posters will be free to you You get a certificate to show you have the right to distribute them to...

Impulse Related Aggression A Neurological & Behavioural Review

Understanding Impulse Control Disorders That Relate To Aggression Dogs commonly exhibit anxiety related disorders. The common disorders which are related to anxiety are often associated with aggression and fear aggression. Dogs who are aggressive through fear will want to increase the distance between the trigger(s) and themselves with the motivating operation to reduce fear. You will often see a fearful animal withdraw...

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Functional Assessment & Intervention Design-Recall Case Study Using ABA Techniques To Help Track, Monitor & Execute Behaviour Change By Functional & Motivational Analysis

Recall Case Study Using ABA Techniques To Help Track, Monitor & Execute Behaviour Change By Functional & Motivational Analysis  By Georgina Lees-Smith (Authors Biography) Tango: Dog who runs off on walks and when there is no fenced in area & if off-lead. She often will not return for hours. This is done in the presence of other house dog (only when he...

Applied & Functional Behaviour Analysis Used To Treat Dog-Dog Resource Guarding

Behaviour Functions Escape: Tango was running off with resource items to guard them from Marmalade approaching. Marmalade was approaching items and getting told off when in actual fact he usually wanted to just go into the room. Tango’s item guarding was pronounced around doorways. Marmalade avoided going near doorways when Tango was present. On occasion he would try to enter a doorway...

Biology Of Dog Emotion, Cognition, Evolution & The Domestication Hypothesis

Definitions “Emotions are among our tools for adapting to the world-anticipating it, coloring it, so that objects and events are memorable in a meaningful way, for future use.” -Dr. Huda Akil “A cognitive approach is about celebrating different kinds of intelligence. Genius means that someone can be gifted with one type of cognition while being average or below average in another.” -Dr...

Biology Of Dog Emotion, Cognition, Evolution & The Domestication Hypothesis

Definitions “Emotions are among our tools for adapting to the world-anticipating it, coloring it, so that objects and events are memorable in a meaningful way, for future use.” -Dr. Huda Akil “A cognitive approach is about celebrating different kinds of intelligence. Genius means that someone can be gifted with one type of cognition while being average or below average in another.” -Dr...

Handling: Critical Period For Somatosensory Development & The Psychobiological Substrates Of Attachment

This is part of a module on the Puppy Training Classes Instructor Course. All of our courses contain CEU’s and are certificated. Please see below poster which highlights the popular critical periods in dogs: It is very important that dogs are appropriately conditioned to being handled. Not just by you, but by other people as well. Puppy parties at the vets are a...

Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

This is part of the learning theory module in our puppy, recall & practical courses. Pack refers to the social grouping of canines. This is similar to the word we might use to describe a “gaggle” of geese. The true meaning of the word “pack” implies, those that are born into the social group. This means they have close relationships with each...

When Do We need To Intervene During Dog Play?

Most dogs reach maturity at around the two year mark. Following this, it is less likely that they will play with dogs that are not already familiar to them. This reservation is likely to extend to people too. Play becomes a less important part of their daily lives. Often, they will still play happily with their “friends”. some dogs, will not have...