Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control

by Laura VanArendonk Baugh

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Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control by Laura VanArendonk Baugh

"I’m loving it! Laura has managed not only to write a clear and incredibly important book, she’s really funny too! Her way of writing, the images in her language, and the diagrams make this book really stand out; there’s no way to misunderstand the concepts she’s presenting."
-- Emelie Johnson Vegh, co-author of Agility Right from the Start

Some dogs need a little help.

Some dogs are afraid, or excited, or reactive. Dogs that “don’t listen” and “go crazy” don’t live the lives we – or they – want.

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out can change that. Simple steps and an accessible, conversational tone from award-winning, internationally-known trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP make calming the agitated dog not only possible, but pleasant.

Inside you’ll learn how to

- Achieve change in short, simple training sessions of a minute or less
- Maximize the effects of natural brain chemistry
- Know when to call in medical help
- “Clean up” unreliable behaviors in both overexcited sport dogs and pets at home
- Recognize how fear, aggression, and excitement are variants of the same root problem

Bring your dog from emotional to thoughtful, and enjoy a calmer, more enriched life with your best friend.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016061108
Publisher: Aeclipse Press
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 457,609
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP has been working with dogs and horses since childhood, and she began training professionally in 1999. Laura was one of the earliest dog trainers to achieve national certification, scoring 98% on her written exam. She enjoys pursuing continuing education more than anyone should, and she has presented internationally on behavior.

Laura is particularly fascinated by the science of altering behavior. Her instructional videos are popularly recommended and used in presentations on clicker training, and one has even made its way into a Harvard behavior class!

In January 2008 Laura became a Certified Training Partner with the highly-regarded Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, and she returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country.

You can find Laura at and at She tweets (@CIA_k9s) and blogs, too!

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Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
N_A_Wilson More than 1 year ago
I was pretty sure I was going to like this training book when I saw that the first sentence was, "So, your dog is nuts." ;-) The author uses the scientific explanations for dogs' behavior and for why these training methods work, but she incorporates this info into a conversational narrative, with real-life (and sometimes humorous) examples. This is not an overall basic-training book; it addresses specific problems and how to fix them. There are effective explanations of why an excited dog can't remember what he already knows (I loved the dark parking lot example on pg. 5), and of why, in training, five pennies is worth more than a nickle (pg. 38). Scientific and behavioral terms appear in the text, but they're explained understandably. I liked this book and found it useful. Now, if only I could get my neighbors, whose dog excitedly climbs and scratches me whenever I visit, to read it! :)
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Easy to understand, easy to apply, and makes great sense!