Feisty Fido: Help For the Leash-Reactive Dog

Feisty Fido: Help For the Leash-Reactive Dog

by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
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Feisty Fido: Help For the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., Karen B. London, Ph.D

Whether your (or your client's) dog reacts by barking, lunging, stiffening or hiding behind your legs, this booklet is full of humane and effective dog training solutions to a common dog problem. It includes new sections on equipment, an expanded section on "Where's the Dog", and revised instructions for teaching "Watch". With plans for handling emergencies such as off-leash dogs who show up out of no where, this dog training program can make leash walks fun again, for you AND your dog.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013605497
Publisher: McConnell Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 210,163
File size: 344 KB

About the Author

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (the New Yorker of Dog Magazines) and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology. She is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of eleven books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend and Tales of Two Species.

Karen B. London, Ph.D. received her B.S. in Biology from UCLA and her Doctorate in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin. Her research and scholarly publications cover such diverse topics as interactions between species that live together defensive and aggressive behavior, evolution of social behavior, communication within and between species, learning, and parental investment. Dr. London is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer whose clinical work focuses on the evolution and treatment of serious behavioral problems in dogs. Karen London is currently a columnist for The BARK Magazine and served for three years on the Animal Behavior Society's Board of Professional Certification. She has written widely about training and behavior, as well as giving educational seminars and speeches on canine behavior for trainers, veterinary and shelter staff and the public. She is a lecturer at Northern Arizona University for a tropical biology field course to Nicaragua and has given guest lectures in Animal Behavior at several universities.

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Feisty Fido: Help For the Leash-Aggressive Dog 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your dog is troublesome on walks, this book definitely helps. I read it before training classes started for my dog and it worked!! Might have considered dropping the class if I could have gotten a refund but the structure of a course for learning how to socialize will probably be good. Definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much appreciated the detailed instructions for the training at each level plus the inclusion of the backup plans. I have been looking for help with what to do when my occassionally reactive dog decides this is the moment to show his tough guy side. "Fiesty Fido" was just right. I do suggest readers read the entire chapter before beginning any of the training - there are some caveats about what kind of dogs may not benefit from each technique presented after some of the training descriptions.
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RescueDogMom More than 1 year ago
This book was a quick read and the training techniques have proved to be very very useful for my newly adopted 'feisty Fido.' We started training using the methods in the book day 1 and I am so glad I bought it!
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