In this video I go over what desensitisation and counterconditioning are. I also address why they are so powerful in changing dog behaviour. This is done mainly with an example of a dog that is afraid of bicycles, but this content can be totally applicable to any other type of fear inducing stimulus (other dogs, people, motorcycles, etc.). I also cover the topic of response substitution. Leave me any feedback or questions in the comment section below.
Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning by Debra Horwitz: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/introduction-to-desensitization-and-counterconditioning#:~:text=Counter%2Dconditioning%20is%20used%20to,with%20one%20that%20is%20desirable.
Counter-conditioning & Desensitization – Understanding the Fancy Science Terms by Bobbie Bhambree: https://positively.com/contributors/counter-conditioning-desensitization-understanding-the-fancy-science-terms/
The Engage-Disengage Game for Dogs: https://youtu.be/BoGwYDDbWC0
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