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Comparing Humans and Dogs in Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

June 27, 2023 Billie Groom with guest, Dave Roberts Season 8 Episode 1
Dog Training DisrUPted - UPWARD Dogology
Comparing Humans and Dogs in Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Show Notes

David Roberts, Licensed Master Social Worker, is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has extensive personal experience, claiming "it played a major role in saving my life after my daughter died at the age of 18." 

Dave and I dive deep into what CBT is and use comparative examples in human and dog behavior and rehabilitation. We discuss the role of mindset, perception, habits, and cognitive appraisal in making decisions. We discuss the difference between CBT and Counter Conditioning, and why CBT is so effective with dogs in different life stages, as with humans. We discuss the benefits of methods not requiring the stimuli to be present or relying on rewards.

This episode is sure to inspire, allowing you to see your dog's behavior in a new light. 

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Big thanks to Open Strum for donating the music clips!  Open Strum is a huge supporter of rescue pets. They provide creative programs for children and youths to become involved in animal welfare and encourage respect for all living species.

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And thanks to The Jeff Mertick Band for the opening clip Facebook

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Here is the link to the recent article in Psychology Today Mag by Marc Bekoff on Canine CBT
Dog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology Today

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