Flashcards in Behaviour Problems 9 Deck (9)
What is a phobia and give a behavioural example?
An extreme irrational fear of a specific object or situation- an extreme emotional response
What is almost always needed in order for a successful behaviour modification programme for separation anxiety?
Vet referral for pharmaceutical intervention
What is dog reactivity leash frustration?
Reactivity and aggression caused by frustration at not being able to follow through with previously reinforced behaviours- in this case gaining access to other dogs
What set up is used to reduce leash frustration?
Parallel walking, gradually reducing the distance as excitement diminishes
What body language in a dog shows they are telling someone to back off?
When the whites of the dogs eyes are showing
How can you increase the dogs ability to share?
Change the conditioned emotional response of human approach from negative to positive at earliest back off signal
What is a behavioural problem?
Any behaviour that is defined as a problem by the owner, a vet, by the law it has implications on the welfare of the animal
What are the initiating factors?
Those which culminated in the onset of the problem