Dette er Risës spændende bog, som er god at læse for hundetrænere.Citatet tv.er dog ikke fra bogen
Risë Van Fleet beskrev i 2013 en empatisk hundetræner (adfærdsbehandler) således i en artikel i APDT Chrocicle.
Jeg synes det er brugbart for enhver hundeejer, derfor får i det her:
The use of empathy during dog training is not limited to fearful dogs. It can be used when working on any problem behavior. It is simple and doesn’t take much time, in most cases. It involves four steps:
1. Shifting one’s focus
to look at the situation from the dog’s point of view, including very careful observations of dog body language.
2. Reviewing the immediately preceding situation and searching the environment, including one’s own behaviors, for
the antecedent conditions
3. Making adjustments in those antecedent conditions and observing the dog’s reactions to determine what is influencing the dog’s behavior patterns.
4. Either managing the situation to
avoid those conditions in the future and/or applying all those other dog training skills to help the dog cope with the situation more effectively.
For most problem behaviors, the answers are there in what the dogs are communicating to us if
we just listen well enough and make an effort to see the world through their eyes."
Kilde: The empathic Dogtrainer-Considering the dog´s point of view, APDT Chronicle 2013.
Risë har skrevet bogen "The Human half of
Dogtraining" som bl.a.kan købes som ebog.
Hun arbejder bl.a. her Animal Assisted Therapy