Help for Your Fearful Dog [NOOK Book]

Overview

Some dogs are afraid of strangers, or would rather hide than play with other dogs. Others are normally confident, but cringe at the sound of thunder, or run for cover at the sight of a brush or nail-clippers. And some would rather serve the cat breakfast in bed for a month than visit the veterinarian!

“Help for Your Fearful Dog” is a comprehensive guide written by a canine behavior expert who specializes in helping shy, anxious, or fearful ...
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Help for Your Fearful Dog

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Overview

Some dogs are afraid of strangers, or would rather hide than play with other dogs. Others are normally confident, but cringe at the sound of thunder, or run for cover at the sight of a brush or nail-clippers. And some would rather serve the cat breakfast in bed for a month than visit the veterinarian!

“Help for Your Fearful Dog” is a comprehensive guide written by a canine behavior expert who specializes in helping shy, anxious, or fearful dogs and their frustrated owners. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step behavior modification programs, and is brimming with specific, immediately useful tips and techniques. Based on scientifically sound, positive methods, the information is presented in a conversational, often humorous style, and is illuminated by photographs and illustrations, making it accessible for even the first-time dog owner.

Topics include root causes and prevention, establishing a Firm Foundation program, human and canine body language, essential skills to teach fearful dogs, and desensitization and counterconditioning basics. Behavior modification protocols are included to address 15 specific fears including those of people, dogs (which can display as fear-reactive “aggressive” behavior), sounds, touch, motion, nail-clipping, vet visits, and being left alone. Helpful products are recommended throughout, along with specific applications for fear issues. Included too is a discussion of pharmacological intervention, and a section on complementary “natural” therapies. Whether you are the owner of a fearful dog, or a trainer, shelter worker, rescuer, or dog lover, this book will allow you to help fearful dogs to live a better life.
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Editorial Reviews

Pat Miller
A thorough, well-organized, information-packed volume that discusses the underlying causes of fearful behavior, coaches the owner through a solid foundation of socialization and training, and offers detailed behavior management and modification programs for a variety of well-defined fear issues. Whether you already have a fearful dog, want to avoid creating fears in a dog you have...this book deserves a prominent place on your bookshelf.
Staff Reviewer
A comprehensive, compassionate guide to understanding and addressing canine fear issues. The program...promotes calm canine behavior, and includes management, nutrition, exercise, leadership, and positive, gentle training. Wilde then explains step-by-step how to desensitize your dog to what frightens him. Fifteen common fears are addressed. Presented in a conversational, often humorous style, highlighted by amusing illustrations and graphics...indispensable reading for dog guardians.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012637550
  • Publisher: Phantom Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 149,339
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Nicole Wilde is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and internationally recognized author and lecturer. Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety (www.phantompub.com). In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolf hybrids for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field. She is on the advisory board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and an Advisory Board member for the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Nicole writes an Ask the Expert column for Modern Dog Magazine, blogs for Dog Star Daily, Victoria Stilwell’s Positively blog, and her own site, Wilde About Dogs (wildewmn.wordpress.com).
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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    Lots of great advice

    This little book has tons of great advice and exercises that really make sense and actually work. Helps you see the situations from your dog's point of view! The problem is - always - finding the consistent time to work the program!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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