Rapid Reversal of Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats

1.5 CE units

Days to complete course: 90

Flooding, desensitization, classical counterconditioning, and operant counterconditioning are the 4 methods of behavior modification. Do you know which one to use, and when? Although many people are familiar with the terms and techniques, they may lack the full knowledge to apply them appropriately. Used improperly, a handler can worsen an animal’s behavior. In this online course discover how understanding these principles and observing the animal’s response improves your training skills and success.




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Learning Objectives:

• Learn the 4 methods of behavior modification: flooding, desensitization, classical counter-conditioning, and operant counterconditioning.

• Understand why desensitization and counterconditioning are generally safer, faster, and more effective methods than flooding, which can be create adverse effects.

• See the common mistakes which people make when using desensitization and counterconditioning. Learn how to use the methods safely and efficiently.

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