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Ian Dunbar & Nicholas Dodman - filmed 2009 - this DVD qualifies for 6 tainer & 6 behavior consultant CCPDT CEUs

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Dog Behavior Medicine & Training 

Presented by: Ian Dunbar & Nicholas Dodman

DVD- 12 disc set plus CD-Rom

Includes all of the titles listed below. Each title may be purchased or individually.

James & Kenneth Publishers is proud to announce the Drs Dodman and Dunbar Dog Behavior, Medicine & Training Seminars. Drs. Dodman and Dunbar have known each other for nearly 40 years. Nowadays, with their busy schedules, they barely get the chance to meet unless lecturing at the same veterinary conferences or appearing in the same radio programs. Nick and Ian recently appeared together in a New York Times interview and on the Today Show. Consequently, they have decided to offer a couple of seminars together.


Dominance Aggression: The Classical View & Modern Thinking'DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN

One of the most common forms of canine aggression is owner-directed aggression, formerly known as dominance aggression. The classical view was that dogs who growl, lift their lips, snap or bite their owners over resources, postural interventions, or admonishment, are displaying "dominant" behavior toward them. Thus, owners were told to dominate their dogs to become the "alpha" and to use physical methods to straighten out the relationship. It is now known that anxiety and conflict fuel owner-directed aggression and physical methods of dealing with it lead to increased aggression. Avoidance of conflict and proper leadership, on the other hand, can reduce or eliminate the problem without need for physical intervention. Methods of reducing owner-directed aggression will be discussed in detail during this talk.

Etiology, Real Danger & Treatment of Dog Bites: Safe & Easy or Difficult & Dangerous DR IAN DUNBAR

More time is spent diagnosing the underlying causes and motivations for aggression than actually resolving the problems. Objectively assessing the real danger (by wound pathology) of biting dogs reveals, that the vast majority of cases are relatively safe and certainly quick and easy to resolve and only a slim minority of cases are difficult, time-consuming and potentially dangerous.

Fear Aggression & Territorial Aggression DR NICHOLAS DODMAN

Fear aggression is expressed toward unfamiliar people rather than toward family members. It is produced largely as a result of under socialization and a sub-optimal environment during puppyhood. Territorial aggression is also directed toward strangers but occurs only in or around the owner's home. The latter may be due to over protectiveness or fear and the two types are quite distinct. Methods of dealing with fear aggression and territorial aggression will be discussed in this lecture.

Desensitizing Fear & Building Confidence DR IAN DUNBAR

I have always felt that with the exception of at play aggression, most dog bites are fear-based. However, regardless of how the dog's "aggression" has been classified (e.g., dominant, fearful, maternal or idiosyncratic), my training protocols are always the same, comprising, classical conditioning, progressive desensitization and teaching basic manners for better control and to increase confidence and pro-social behavior.


Separation Anxiety & Treatment Protocols DR NICHOLAS DODMAN

Separation anxiety is a problem that affects up to 15% of the 18 million dogs in the United States. The causes, diagnosis, and treatment of separation anxiety will be discussed. Though there are new fda approved drug treatments for separation anxiety, none is a panacea and separation anxiety remains a tricky problem to resolve. State-of-the-art treatments and their efficacy will be discussed in this talk. State-of-the-art treatments and their efficacy will be discussed in this talk

Separation Relief (for Dogs & Owners) & Re-channeling OCDs DR. IAN DUNBAR

Many owner-absent (dog home alone) behavior problems stem from owners trying to suppress normal, natural and necessary dog behavior with punishment. Thus, many dogs simply cannot wait for their owners to leave home, so that they may safely act like dogs when left at home alone. ocd behaviors, including owner-absent ocd behaviors, need to be re-channeled to appropriate and acceptable outlets. ocd dogs are so re-trainable, because they are as obsessive and compulsive about the solution as they were about the problem.

Storm Phobia & Other Canine Phobias DR NICHOLAS DODMAN

Storm phobia can be so severe that it can cause affected dogs to leap from second-floor windows to escape their terror. It is an extremely difficult problem to treat - let alone train out of a dog - but new methods can help owners make useful inroads into addressing this problem. The value of desensitization, drug treatments, and other logistical treatments will be discussed.

Hyperactivity, Reactivity & Lack of Attention (at Home with Owner, On-Leash & Off-Leash DR IAN DUNBAR

When dogs collide with adolescence, hyperactivity and reactivity wax and attention wanes. Reactivity requires oodles of classical conditioning (with effective operant conditioning appearing as an unexpected co-star). Hyperactivity and lack of attention require all-or-none reward training. Hyperdogs are so trainable ' the motivation is already there! Attention and reliability (measured by decreases in Command: Response Ratios) come when hyperdogs are calmed. Decreasing hyperactivity and reactivity allows dogs to maintain their quality of life.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders DR NICHOLAS DODMAN

Since the 1990's, it has been known that dogs, like humans, can exhibit obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCDs). OCDs take the form of repetitive disorders arising out of stress and anxiety that are performed repetitively and out of context. These behaviors and the many different forms they take will be highlighted as will various treatment measures including the use of anti-obsessional medications.

Compulsive Dog Trainers DR IAN DUNBAR

Nowadays, most pet dog trainers are well versed in scientific-based learning theory. However, theory is theory. Theory in practice can be entirely different. Most learning theory is based on research studies of computers consistently delivering precise and finite, quantum consequences (food pellets or electric shock} to laboratory rats and pigeons. Dog owners' inconsistencies are a major constraint in training. However, via their binary, analogue, verbal feedback (verbal praise and reprimand), pet dog training may transcend learning theory. Praise can always be differentially reinforcing and punishment need not invoke fear or pain.

Medical Causes & Treatments of Behavior, Temperament & Training Problems DR NICHOLAS DODMAN

One of the cardinal signs that a dog is not well is that he starts to behave differently. Also, when dogs are acting inappropriately, medical conditions sometimes underlie the problem. I will address problems like hypothyroidism, partial seizures, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and medical causes of house soiling. In each case, signs that might lead an owner to suspect medical involvement will be itemized and therapeutic regimens discussed

Training Causes & Treatments of Behavior, Temperament & Training Problems DR IAN DUNBAR

Most behavior, temperament and training problems are caused by inconsistent or unintentional training, or by a lack of training. Regardless of etiology, most utterly predictable, yet nonetheless, surprisingly common, problems are best resolved via behavior modification and simple basic training techniques. Although often an excuse for not training at all, prevailing organic or medical conditions only emphasize the need for yet more training.

Individual Titles Below May Be Purchased For $25.00 Each 


Dominance Aggression: The Classical View & Modern Thinking
DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN - Item# 613-A   


Etiology, Real Danger & Treatment of Dog Bites: Safe & Easy or Difficult & Dangerous?
DR IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-B   


Fear Aggression & Territorial Aggression


Desensitizing Fear& Building Confidence
DR IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-D   


Separation Anxiety & Treatment Protocols


Separation Relief(for Dogs & Owners) & Re-channeling OCDs
DR. IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-F   


Storm Phobia & Other Canine Phobias


Hyperactivity, Reactivity& Lack of Attention (at Home with Owner, On-Leash & Off-Leash
DR IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-H   


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders


Compulsive Dog Trainers
DR IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-K   


Medical Causes & Treatments of Behavior, Temperament & Training Problems


Training Causes & Treatmentsof Behavior, Temperament & Training Problems
DR IAN DUNBAR - Item# 613-M   



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Presenter Ian Dunbar, Nicholas Dodman
Publisher Tawzer Dog LLC
Copyright © 2009, Tawzer Dog LLC
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About The Presenter (BIO)

Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, dog trainer, and writer. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) and a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at the University of California in Berkeley, where he spent ten years researching the development of hierarchical social behavior and aggression in domestic dogs. For seven years Dr. Dunbar ran a behavior clinic specifically for biting and fighting dogs.

Dr. Dunbar is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Sierra Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (which he founded).

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Dunbar has given over 750 one-day seminars and workshops for dog trainers and veterinarians in an effort to popularize off-leash puppy training classes (which he pioneered), temperament modification, and owner-friendly and dog-friendly dog training. Dr. Dunbar books, videos, and AKC Gazette "Behavior" column (which he created), have won numerous awards. Dr. Dunbar is currently Director of the Center for Applied Animal Behavior in Berkeley, California, where he lives with Kelly, Claude, Ollie, and Mittens.

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He grew-up in England and trained to be a vet in Scotland. At the age of 26, he became the youngest veterinary faculty member in Britain. It was at that time that Dr. Dodman began specializing in surgery and anesthesiology. In 1981, Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after his arrival, Dr. Dodman became interested in behavioral pharmacology and the field of animal behavior. After spending several years in this area of research, he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts - one of the first of its kind - in 1986. He received additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1996. Dr. Dodman began seeing clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990, he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.

Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written 5 highly acclaimed books that have received a tremendous amount of national press. His first book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much (Bantam Books, 1995), was an unqualified success selling more than 100,000 copies as did his second book, The Cat Who Cried for Help (Bantam Books, 1997). His third book, Dogs Behaving Badly (Bantam Books, 1999) was again a bestseller while If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002) was listed as one of the top 5 dog books by the Wall Street Journal. Most recently Dr. Dodman wrote The Well-Adjusted Dog, an account of the methods he employs in his clinical practice to keep dogs mentally happy and healthy. In addition to these books, Dr. Dodman has contributed to and edited 2 books for Tufts vet school, one called Puppy’s First Steps for new puppy owners, for owners of dogs less than 1 year of age, and one called Good Old Dog, for owners of elderly dogs (over 7 years). Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field. In addition to his 5 trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 150 scientific articles and books chapters. He appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, the BBC and CBC, CNN's Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR's "Fresh Air" and A&E. He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR's "Here & Now."

A former senior editor for PetPlace.com, Dr. Dodman is currently a columnist and blogger for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. He also writes a blog for Victoria Stillwell's website, Positively.Com and for DogStarDaily.Com.

Dr. Dodman a consultant and official national spokesman for Zero Odor LLC and an advisory board member of PTV Media Ltd. He is also a leadership council member of the Humane Society Veterinary medical Association (HSVMA) and founder member of Veterinarians for Animal Welfare (vetsforequinewelfare.org).

Dr. Dodman graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland where he received a BVMS (DVM equivalent). He was a surgical intern at the Glasgow Veterinary School before joining the faculty. He received a Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

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