MANUAL APPENDICES

Topics below are listed in alphabetical order. 

Behavioral Rehab

Bite scale. Dr. Dunbar's Bite Scale assists instructors to assess bite severity and plan behavioral work.  

 

Supplements. These can  be helpful when combined with behavioral modification training and environmental management strategies include: Solloquin and Adaptil

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing  (MI) is a client-centered approach to communication. Objectives of MI are to help the client: a) identify behaviors that the client wishes to change in themselves and/or in the dog in order to achieve their goals;  b) work through ambivalence about change; c) increase adherence to a behavioral plan that the client and trainer commit to as a team. 

Motivational interviewing is directive yet nonconfrontational . The process may last more than one session. The links below provide a guide to the process.

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