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Index to The Culture Clash

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Absolute passivity as normal behavior 91
"accidents", inside 107
adjuncts to alone-training 54
agendas (psychological) 111
aggression, and play 23
aggression, management of 95
aggression, treatment of 95
aggressive dogs, rehabilitation 88-90
agility 48
alone training 49
alpha member of pack 17-20
appropriate past-times for dogs 121
art of chew toy stuffing 45
assuming comprehension 110

barking 54, 113-120
barking on cue 114
barking when alone 118
barking, talking back 118
barking, boredom 114, 120
barking, controlling excessive 114-120
barking, request 113, 116
barking, rewarding (inadvertent) 116
barking, spooky 114, 119
barking, watchdog 113, 114
barrier-frustration 74-75
basic recipe for obedience exercises 187
behavior as experiment 134-135
behavioral enrichment 46
bite inhibition, during play 41
bite inhibition, exercises, training 67, 68, 78
bite threshold model 90-94
bite-or-flight 58
biting 57
biting suddenly and without warning 92
bonding vs. training 16
bounce-back 62, 72-73
bribery 139
brushing teeth 69
bullies (dogs who are)(see also aggression) 76
buster cubes 45-46

charging clicker/reward mark 140
chew toy stuffing 45
chew training: order of events 44
chewing - preventing problems 106
child-rearing analogy 121
children (see also kids) -- children and location-guarding 85
choke chains 36
chops 163-172
classical conditioning (definition) 130
clicker as marker 30, 139
clicker as predictor 140
college: positions at a distance 187
command discrimination 181
command, adding to training sequence 174
commands for sit - greeting 122
commands vs. feedback 168-171
commands vs. patterns, learning of 181, 182
common behavior problems see Ch. 4, It's All Chew Toys To Them 97
competitive obedience 47
conditioned punisher or warning cue 162
conditioned reinforcer 139
conditioning (definition) 129
consequence for eliminating 106
consequences of behavior (The Four) 131
consequences to rule breaking 41
contingency change: inadvertent new rules 110-111
control of all dog wants 131
counterconditioning 31, 121
crate training 104-105
cue, putting behaviors on (definition) 32
culture clash - jumping up 120-121
culture clash - value of objects in your house 43
culture clash - ways of playing 25
culture clash - greeting rituals 120
culture clashes (differences) 82

dead-end strategies 154
desensitization, systematic 52
desire to please 135, 169
discrimination - by dogs of differences 112
discrimination of indoors vs. outdoors 102
discrimination, inter-command 179, 181, 186
disobedience, around other dogs 24
dissections and chewing 43-46
division of matter in the universe 101
dog play 22-25
dog play as behavior problems 23
dog social behavior and its implications 49
dog-dog socialization 73
dominance - top ten behaviors people attribute to a dominance problem 19
dominance panacea 17-20
Don't Shoot the Dog 31
don't touch (off/leave it) 155
down, training 177-179
Dunbar, Ian 67, 123

eager-to-please fallacy 14
ear pinching 36-37
effectiveness of good trainers 165
effectiveness of positive punishment 156-157, 162
elementary school down 179
elementary school sit 179
elementary school stay 189
elevator broken analogy 117
elicitation of behaviors 147
elimination on command 111
empathy 101 97-100
execution vs. euthanization 95
experienced vs. inexperienced dogs 178
extinction burst 115

fading lure 174
fearful dogs, rehabilitation 88-90
feedback vs. commands 168
feedback: formal conditioned reinforcers 139-141
feedback: low-grade reinforcers 142
feedback: no reward markers 154-156
feedback: positive punishment 156-163
fence fighting 74-75
fetch games, biting 69
fighters (dogs who are) (see also aggression) 76
fighting (see also dog-dog socialization)
fixed interval schedules 145
fixed ratio schedules 145
flyball 48
food guarding dog, exercises for 79
food stealing 125-127
food bowl exercises 77
free food in a bowl 46
free rewards 133
fundamental training skills 167

games: hide and seek 25
games: keep-away 32
games: retrieving 27
games: tug-of-war 37-43
games: use in controlling dog 33
generalization - housebreaking 110-111
generalization - jumping up 123
generalization, lack of 82, 155
give (an object): on command 39
good trainers 165
gorns 97-100
grain of sand analogy 34
grooming exercises 86
growl, snap and bite thresholds 92
guilty-looking dogs 162

hand feeding 69
handleability 85
hard mouth (see bite inhibition)
hard-wired vs. installed behaviors 135-137
he knows, he's just… 34
hide and seek 25
high school positions 186-187
high-priority exercises for puppies 77
history of reinforcement 34
housetraining (background) 101-103
housetraining procedures 106-109
how dogs learn 129

important rules to know 131
improving your basic training skills 169-172
improving presentation (retrieving) 31
intelligence: humans vs. other animals 12
inter-command discrimination 179, 181, 186
internal states, dog's interest in humans 14, 16

jumping up 120-123
jumping up (on people) 120-121
jumping up and counterconditioning 120

keep-away: games, on cue 32
kids, (see also children)
kids and dogs myth 68
kids and object exchange training 82
kids and physical handling 87-88
kindergarten down 177-179
kindergarten sit 173-177
kindergarten stand 184-186
kindergarten stay 182-184
knowing a behavior 130
Kong toys 45-46
Kurt (non-retrieving retriever) 29

learning to learn effect 187
lemon brains but we can still like them 11-14
let go (of an object) on command 39
location guarding 83
lure coursing 48
lures 84-85
luring vs. bribery 85

mailman, aggression towards 89-90
motivation in training 15
myth, kids and dogs 68
myth: nice dogs don't bite 93

nail-clipping exercises 88-87
natural dog behaviors as problems 99
negative reinforcement 157
neutering, to reduce aggression 77
new dog: setting precedents 49
new tank syndrome 109
no reward marker (NRM) 122, 154, 154-156
noncompliance 35
non-contingent feedback 166
non-static nature of behavior 112-113

obedience breaks in playing 41
obedience training 131-134
object exchanges 39, 80
object guarding and exchange games 39-40
object guarding 77, 80
obviousness of cause of punishment 108
operant, definition of 130
organized dog sports 47-49
outing (an object) by force 40
outing (an object) on command 39
overtraining 35

party, puppy or socialization 123
passive training, socialization 71
paths through a jungle analogy 51
patterns vs. commands, learning of 181, 182
perfect obedience 24
phasing out lures 151-153
physical examination exercises 86
placement commands 82
play, with humans 25
positive punishment 156
positive punishment, as main tool for training 167
positive reinforcement, puppies 67
praise 154
praise used to get attention 166
praise vs. primary reinforcement 15-16
praise (see also reward)
reinforcement predatory behavior and its offshoots in dogs 21-22
predatory sequence behaviors - games to play 25
predictor 140
preventative training 128
primary reinforcers, as motivation in training 15
problem behaviors 99, 128
prognosis (of aggressive dog) 94-96
prompt-stand 185
prompts 146-149
prompts as elicitors 147
prompts vs. rewards 149-151
proofing 176
Pryor, Karen 31, 109
punishment 119, 158
punishment - forcing an out 40
punishment of jumping up 121
punishment, conditions to be met 159, 160
punishment, gratification/reward to punisher 161
punishment, late, as abuse 162
punishment, side effects 161
punishment as obstacles to overcome 100
puppy class 66
puppy temperament testing 71
putting behaviors on cue (definition) 32

quiet (stop barking) on cue 114

real dogs - top ten things we know about 20
rehab of fearful and aggressive dogs 88-90
reinforcement history 34
reinforcement schedule, changing (rule of thumb) 143-145, 145, 175
reinforcement, (see also reward)
praise reliability, increasing (see proofing) 176
reprimands as rewards 108, 118
resource-guarding 77
retrieving, to combat object-guarding 83
retrieving: training, as game 27-33
retrieving (see also reinforcement)
praise reward mark 139
right-wrong vs. safe-dangerous 102
risk factors to aggression 94
ritualization, aggression 67
rules to guarantee housetraining success 103
rules, value of 41

schedules in dog training 145-146
Schutzhund 47
selfishness in dogs 11
sending dogs to the farm 95
separation anxiety 52
separation anxiety (see alone training)
shaping 142-143
shaping (definition of) 29
sit, training 173-177
sit-stay 153-154
sit-stay vs. jumping up 122
socialization 60-77
socialization, lack of 23-24
socialization, puppies 64
soft mouth (see bite inhibition) 67
space vs. time needs of dogs 51
speciesism 12
speeding ticket analogy 100
spontaneous recovery 123
stand, training 184-186
stay 153-154
stay, training 182-184
stimulus control 185
stimulus control, achieving 176
stimulus package 188
strategy-shift 117
stuffing chew toys 45
systematic desensitization 52

temperament testing 71
territorialism 89
things which are likely reinforcers for dogs 137-139
time vs. space needs of dogs 51
time-bomb biters 65
timid puppies 69
timing, importance of 122
Today it's not sitting: Can taking over the pack be far behind? 34
Top Ten predictable behaviors which owners consider problems yet rarely do any preventative training for 128
Top Ten smoke-screens for non- compliance is undertrained/under- motivated dog 35
Tortora, Daniel 159
tracking 47
trainers, experienced vs. novice 164-166
trainers, good, actions of 165
training as a chore 125
training collars, puppies 67
training parameters separately 153-154
training regressions 109-110
training sequences 148
training skills, fundamental 167
training skills, improving yours 169-172
training, primary goal of 168, 171
treating aggression 94
troubleshooting, jumping up 123-125
tug games, biting 69
tug-of-war 37-43
tug-of-war rules 39

undersocialization 90

value of dogs: myth vs. reality 13
variable interval schedule 145
variable ratio schedule 145
variation in response 29-30
verbal commands as predictors 179
vet exercises 86

walks as rewards 84-85, 87
walks for elimination (bathroom) 106
wall of bricks analogy 172
Walt Disney myth fallout 13
Walt Disney vs. B. F. Skinner 9-11
warning cue (conditioned punisher) 162
warnings of biting 93
why 109, 112-113

young children and puppies 68

Index compiled by:
Stacy Braslau-Schneck
stacy@wagntrain.com

 

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