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Turning Fierce Dogs Friendly: Using Constructional Aggression Treatment to Rehabilitate Aggressive and Reactive Dogs (2018). Fox Chapel Publishing.

Learn how to harness the power of reward-based reinforcement to build safe, friendly behavior in your aggressive or reactive dog. The Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) technique as described in Turning Fierce Dogs Friendly has proven successful for pet owners and trainers around the world, offering a humane alternative to harsh training methods and giving hope to families. Author Kellie Snider has more than 10 years of experience managing behavior programs in non-profit and municipal animal shelters as well as previously in private practice, and shares her expertise in detailed chapters on the science, principles, and process behind CAT. Snider explains CAT through detailed steps as well as anecdotes of her work with human and canine clients. Also highlighted are the importance of consistency in training, recognizing your dog's individual chain of aggressive behaviors, and implementing management techniques and safety precautions with your dog and the people and other animals in his life.

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