ABC of Behavior Change

1-10 Scale (Three phases)

Phase One/Training Phase/Offense: (1-5)

●  Responsive to human

     1 – Completely relaxed and attentive

​     2 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

     3 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

     4 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

     5 - Aroused/Distracted but will still respond

  • Use cues and reinforcers

 

● Phase Two/Management Phase/Defense (6-10)

      6 - Non-responsive to human or reinforcer; too distracted or aroused

      7 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

      8 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

      9 - Will vary in definition depending on dog

    10 - Boiling point (explosive!)

  • Over threshold!

  • Clean up and cool down

  • 100% management and safety

  • Break the loop <<Connect to page /break-the-loop>>

Management options

▪  Disruption: temporarily interrupt behavior

▪  Redirection: channel energy into a different behavior

▪  Removal: taking dog away from stressor or taking stressor

away from dog

 

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