Dog & Cat Behavior Problems
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Dog & Cat Behavior Problems

Learn the essential training techniques you'll need to raise a pet dog or cat and fix common behavior problems.
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4.4 (66 ratings)
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Created by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Prevent and fix the most common cat and dog behavior problems.
  • Litter box train a cat and house train a dog.
  • Prevent your pet from destroying your home and belongings.
  • Train your cat or dog to enjoy being handled and restrained.
  • Train your cat or dog to come when called.
  • Correct undesirable behaviors by putting alternative behaviors on cue.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Description

Dogs and cats represent the vast majority of the pets in the United States. While they can behave very differently at times, there’s actually a lot of similarities when it comes to training these animals to behave appropriately within a human family.

There are just a handful of issues that make up nearly all of the problems that people have with their pet dogs and cats. This means that these problems are very predictable, and fortunately, they’re also very preventable. And that’s probably the biggest similarity of all. When it comes to behavior problems, whether the pet is a cat or a dog, the easiest, most effective and most efficient approach is prevention. The key is to do as much training as possible, as early as possible.

We know what the problems are going to be, we know how to prevent them, and if we prevent the problems, they never form into bad habits. Once a problem has become a habit, it's significantly harder to fix. The treatment is going to use nearly identical methods, it’s just going to take much longer than prevention would have.

So, what are the problems? Mostly they are behaviors which are natural and necessary for these animals to do, and it’s up to us to teach them when, how, and where we would like them to perform these behaviors.

Toilet training is the most common issue, especially litterbox training for cats. Destructive chewing and scratching is also common, as are issues of aggression, reactivity, or unwillingness to be handled or restrained.

Learn how to prevent all of these problems, and more, using easy and effective methods that are pleasant for you and your pet.

Who is the target audience?
  • Dog owners, dog trainers, veterinarians, breeders, groomers and other dog and cat professionals
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
09:40:12
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Dog & Cat Behavior Problems
24 Lectures 05:20:12


Video 2
17:14

Video 3
16:07

Video 4
13:43

Video 5
15:07

Video 6
15:46

Video 7
12:32

Video 8
13:10

Video 9
16:11

Video 10
16:52

Video 11
11:59

Video 12
12:18

Video 13
15:18

Video 14
12:51

Video 15
13:58

Video 16
14:33

Video 17
14:53

Video 18
13:55

Video 19
16:37

Video 20
12:24

Video 21
18:03

Video 22
12:21

Congratulations on Completing This Course
00:23
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Additional Resources
2 Lectures 00:00
Free eBook - BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
104 pages

Free eBook - AFTER You Get Your Puppy
156 pages
About the Instructor
Dr. Ian Dunbar
4.5 Average rating
4,334 Reviews
19,105 Students
17 Courses
Expert dog trainer, veterinarian and animal behaviorist

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer, Dr. Ian Dunbar received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree in Physiology & Biochemistry from the Royal Veterinary College (London University) plus a doctorate in animal behavior from the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, where he researched the development of social hierarchies and aggression in domestic dogs.

He has authored numerous books and DVDs about puppy/dog behavior and training, including AFTER You Get Your Puppy, How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks and the SIRIUS® Puppy Training video.

In 1982, Dr. Dunbar designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes -- SIRIUS® Puppy Training. Subsequently, he created and developed the San Francisco SPCA's Animal Behavior Department, the American Kennel Club's Gazette "Behavior" column, which he wrote for seven years, and the K9 GAMES®, which were first held in San Francisco in 1993 and continue as annual events in Japan and France. He hosted the popular UK television series Dogs With Dunbar for five seasons and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the Today Show (US) and Dash Village (Japan).