Category: Dog Behaviour

The Application of Alternative Schedules to Change Target Behaviour

Behavioural momentum theory (BMT) looks at how persistent a behaviour is in relation to its reinforcement history. The theory states that reinforcers increase the persistence of behaviour in the face of disrupters, distraction or discontinuation of reinforcement. The persistence of a target response is increased by alternative reinforcers that are presented in that situation regardless of whether they are contingent on that...

COMING SOON!!!! Gundog Training Course

Summary Of Things Taught On The Foundation Gundog Training Course.   We are teaching: Handling, Husbandry & Equipment Learning Theory & Applied Behaviour Techniques (increasing repertoires of behaviour and not using anything that suppresses or decreases repertoire aka no physical reprimands AT ALL) Training & Behaviour Tips Downloadable Training Schedules & Information (for you & clients) Clicker- What is it, How To...

How To Use A Clicker (Introduction To Applied Behaviour Analysis Terms)- Made Simple

Common Questions: What Is A Clicker? What Does It Do? Do I Always Have To Use It? How Do I Get The Behaviour On Voice, Hand Signal Etc? How Do I Use It For Behaviour Change?   Video Demonstration & Explanation Of How To Get A Behaviour On Stimulus Control Using A Clicker Handout Summary From Video   Points To Note About...

How To Tackle Common Behaviour Problems

  The solution to most behaviour problems in dogs is simple and IF you adhere to the following. The principle is simple- dogs repeat behaviours that are reinforced. That means that if your puppy or adult dog behaves in a certain way (that is undesirable to you), by say barking at you through the back door (when he’s outside and you’re inside),...

Simple Quick Tips & Tricks To Help Grow Your (Animal Related) Business. Let’s Get Your Business Working For You

About The Author & Webinar Instructor We know you are going to love this one! We are sharing all of our best secrets on how to market & run your animal related business. How to engage your customer (so that he does the hard work for you), rather than just hit them with one dimensional campaigns and spam. We show you how...

Respondent Conditioning: Function & Behaviour Altering Effects Explained (ABA)

(N.B: we are talking about respondent & NOT operant procedures) Responses occur due to environmental stimuli which have unlearned (or phylogenic) provenance. Examples: Reflexes Kineses Taxis Fixed Action Patterns Reflexes are the responses between a stimulus (antecedent) and a reflex. This is a stimulus response  (or S-R) relationship. A simple example of a reflex would be, when a dog sees food, he...

Learning, Punishment & Reinforcement- The Effects Of Consequences In A Behaviour Paradigm

To understand the effects of antecedents (triggers/stimuli), we need to be clear about motivating operations and discriminitative stimuli (SD). Behaviour is maintained by its consequences. Please see previous article which sets out the fundamental and dimensional properties which underly this subject as a science: What Is behaviour (Introduction To ABA) This article will provide working examples where possible and explanation to help with...

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...

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...