behavior intended to correct or discipline a pack member who has "over-stepped" their bounds
animal directs aggression towards another animal, person or object in its vicinity
all behaviors animals will display during social conflicts, including offensive and defensive threats, submission, escape, appeasement and aggression
training or conditioning an animal to respond to a stimulus that is counter to (incompatible with) the previous behavior seen in response to the stimuli
a destructive behavior of equine. The horse grabs onto a horizontal surface and sucks or chews the surface
the process of exposing an animal to a gradually increasing amount of stimulus in order to prevent the animal from displaying previously undesired behavior in response to stimulus
an animal, which, through successive breeding, has behaviors which are managed by humans; this is different than TAME; which is a wild animal held in captivity whose behaviors appear domesticated
withdrawing a positive reinforcement from a behavior previously reinforced to gradually cause the behavior to cease to occur
untamed; wild. Used to describe domesticated species, which have reverted to an untamed state (usually cats, horses)
avoidance of an aversive stimulus by performing a behavior, which serves to increase the likelihood the behavior, will be repeated
presentation of a positive reward immediately following a behavior, which serves to increase the likelihood that a behavior will be repeated
an aversive stimulus applied immediately after a behavior, which serves to decrease the likelihood that the behavior will be repeated
stress and anxiety brought about by the separation of the animal, usually a dog, and the pet owner. The stress is usually displaced in destructive acts.
a group of canine breeds bred to "scent" prey and track over terrain; e.g. Bassethound, Beagle, Bloodhound. etc.
a group of canine breeds bred to "sight" prey and run them down; e.g. Greyhound, Saluki, Wolfhound
the process by which an animal learns the "pack hierachy" and social norms. Term used for teaching puppies.