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  1. How many groups of dogs does the AKC recognize?
    7 - sporting, non-sporting, hounds, terrier, toy, working, herding
  2. sporting breed
    retrievers, spaniels, pointers
  3. non-sporting breed
    had functions, don't now. Dalmations, lasa apso, tibetian terrier, chow
  4. hounds
    • scent hounds
    • beagle, basset, bloodhound, foxhound
    • sight hounds
    • greyhound, saluki, pharoah hound
  5. terrier breed
    scrappy, vermin-hunting, tenacious fighters. Ayredale, jack russel
  6. Toy breed
    yorkie, maltese, chinese crested, cavalier king charles, brussels griffon, toy spaniel, chiuauaha
  7. working group
    • guard
    • doberman, rottweiler, great dane
    • pull carts
    • bernese mountain dog, samoid, malamute, husky
  8. herding breed
    livestock-guarding. Aussie, german shepherd and belgian malamois (police dogs), belgian tivern, belgian sheepdog
  9. Learning theory
    • Reinforcement
    • positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, negative punishment. Use all 4 to train/balance
  10. positive reinforcement
    addition of something good
  11. negative reinforcement
    removal of something bad
  12. positive punishment
    addition of something bad
  13. negative punishment
    removal of something bad
  14. optimal reinforcement time
    0.84 seconds
  15. Turid Ruugas
    brought to US the ability to notice miniscule behaviors--animals are always communicating. "calming signals"
  16. Classical conditioning
    Pavlov--smooth muscle conditioning, muscle memory.
  17. learned helplessness
    shock experiment, puppies in pet store.
  18. BF Skinner
    imprinting studies with goose eggs.
  19. "operant condtioning" or "trial and error learning"
    set up environment so animal will be successful. shaping behavior
  20. "shaping behavior"
    any piece will get a reward
  21. socialization window of dogs
    birth-18 weeks
  22. fear imprint period for dogs
    8-11 weeks
  23. Dominant aggressive behavior
    inherent urge to rise to the top of the pecking order. dog usually shows aggression towards 1 or more family members
  24. possessive aggression
    it's mine, don't take it. Can be place, thing, person
  25. territorial aggression
  26. types of aggression
    dominance, possessive, territorial, fear/pain, inter-dog, competitive, redirected or displacement.
  27. competitive aggression
  28. redirected or displacement aggression
    barking, then turns around and bites you.
  29. separation anxiety
    fear of being alone. "Isolation fear" prevalent in shelter dogs because they have had a traumatic departure from a previous attachment. Punishment contra-indicated
  30. causes of feline inappropriate elimination
    substrate aversion (doesn't like litter), marking (urine on vertical surface), separation anxiety, medical (UTI--the litter box hurts), location (of litter box--washer-dryer), size of box (need to walk around), covered box (only okay for 1 cat), substrate-attachment to material or carpet
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2012-04-18 21:01:23
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