Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy New
$16.65
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $8.30 (33%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Behavior Problems in Dogs has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Behavior Problems in Dogs Paperback – January, 1999

4.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.65
$7.00 $3.18
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$6.95

Books with Buzz
Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more
$16.65 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Behavior Problems in Dogs
  • +
  • How Dogs Learn
Total price: $25.54
Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Behaviorx Systems; 3 Revised edition (January 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966870506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966870503
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Ever since we got our dogs ... we have been reading and reading dog related books ... mostly out of interest and sometimes because we needed advice with particular issues we're encountering with our canine family members ...
Some books were far too general, a few (fortunately very few) actually contained bad or poor advice ... most were reasonably good & useful ...
But by far ... this is the best we have come across ...
The author makes no pretence at offering quick or instant solutions ... in the first few chapters and without emotional tangents (we all think our dogs understand us *laughs*) he takes the reader through the psychology and mindset of a dog, ... it becomes very clear that the author believes a dog cannot be effectively trained simply by rote, punishment or treats ... but through a process of learning to understand their true nature and positive healthy reinforcement ...
But what makes the most difference is that ... the author is prepared, without fear of alienating his readers, to require dog owners to delve into their own psychology and inner nature ...
This approach makes the book all the more useful ... it made me realise the futility of trying to train our dogs, without first considering how I might be affecting them, with my behaviour and reactions (conscious & subconscious) ... I was asked to consider how my own understanding or lack ... might be causing or contributing to the dogs' good as well as bad behaviour ... The book also provides useful case studies and plenty of practical advice.
It does require a little more concentration than one would normally devote to the reading of a pet training book ... but the effort is well worth it ... any dog owner, new and experienced will benefit ...
Comment 42 of 42 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
When faced with problem behaviors in a rough collie back in the 70's, I read every dog behavior book on the shelves at the time. William Campbell's book was the only reference which addressed the issues I needed to understand. Campbell's description of 'active defense reflex' vs 'passive defense reflex' dogs made all the difference in my understanding of Shasta's behavior. He gave me all the advice I needed to turn this behavior around with very specific instructions which worked to perfection. We went on, after reading this book, to earn a CD in obedience whereas before I could not even touch his body without being bitten ('active defense reflex'). I recommend this book to anyone I contact who is dealing with dog behavior problems and I'm very interested to see how this new edition compares to the one I purchased in the 1970's!
Comment 47 of 49 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book detailing behaviors and causes, as well as corrections. This is one of the few books around that shows medical causes and remedies for certain conditions. For those problems that are truly behavioral, and not medical, in origin, Dr. Campbell details owner/handler behaviors designed to correct, rather than punish, those involved. This book should be the dog-trainer's bible, and it wouldn't hurt potential owners to read it, either. I read the version published in the seventies, and would like to check on any modifications which may appear in the 1992 edition.
Comment 35 of 37 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A book is only as good as it is useful. I wanted to copy something for my sister, new to dogs, but gave up after 5 minutes of not being able to find it. Because the author really only has 3 recommendations for any given problem (leadership exercises, counter-conditioning ("Jolly routine," in his verbiage), and distract-and-redirect), he should have laid those out somewhere in the book and then applied them to the problems he discusses.
That said, the very strong "pros" of this book are:
(a) one of his first tasks is to explain how dogs perceive the world (and, thereby, show why they don't instinctively understand people!);
(b) he speaks in terms of "leadership" instead of "dominance";
(c) he does not compare dogs to wolves or human children -- they are neither!;
(d) he very importantly points out that almost every dog "misbehavior" is due to frustration, and that a dog's basic temperament will determine how it responds to this frustration (outward or inward); and
(e) his solutions are practical, humane, and focused on altering the cause, not punishing the effect.
The "minuses" include:
(a) poor presentation of his methods;
(b) criminal lack of proofreading;
(c) some unfortunate outdated terminology (I cringed at every use of the term "correction");
(d) presentation of his "pet" issues of a high-protein diet, and treatment of hyperkinetic dogs.
The buyer should also know that he expects you to have trained your dog basic obedience, as he uses basic commands in some of his solutions.
Comment 28 of 31 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
... This is a very good read ... this book offers much more than the usual approach of `tell the dog to sit, and reward it with a treat' ... the author approaches the problem of bad dog behaviour from the owner's perspective, as well as from the dog's perspective ... a holistic approach that avoids harsh punishment ... The author tells us that in order to correct a dog, oftentimes we must first as owners correct ourselves, our approach ... our whole attitude ... we are encouraged to try and learn the nature of dogs, their instincts and propensities ... the numerous case studies are also extremely useful ... All in all, a very good book, informative, sensible and effective.
1 Comment 9 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Behavior Problems in Dogs
This item: Behavior Problems in Dogs
Price: $16.65
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: pet food companies, dog behavior problems training