Rescue Your Dog from Fear: Tried-and-True Techniques to Help Your Dog Feel Secure

Rescue Your Dog from Fear: Tried-and-True Techniques to Help Your Dog Feel Secure

by Peggy O. Swager


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493004775
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Edition description: First
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 680,533
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peggy Swager has trained dogs since the 1990s, and currently runs a dog consultation business helping dog owners resolve unwanted and difficult behaviors. She has written articles for Dog World, AKC Gazette, OffLead Magazines and many other magazines; two of her articles won in the DWAA contest. She has also produced a DVD on separation anxiety for dog owners. An experienced horse trainer, some years ago she applied this expertise to working with puppy mill dogs at a local shelter, to great results. She now has a dog consultation business in Monument, Colorado. Visit her at * Training the Hard to Train Dog (9780793806676; $19.95 pb, 240 pgs; TFH publications; Nov 2008; Bookscan RTD: 8,041); 5-star rating from Library Journal * Smart Owner's Guide to Boston Terriers (9781593787912; $15.95; pb 176 pgs; Kennel Book Club, Aug 2011; Bookscan: 1,368)* How to Start a Home-Based Dog Training Business (9780762780044; $19.95; pb 208 pgs; GPP; Nov 2012; Bookscan: 43; Elan: 535

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Where Do Fearful Dogs Come From? 1

Chapter 2 Socialization That Makes a Difference 25

Chapter 3 Ho use-Training Challenges in Rescues and Fearful Dogs 43

Chapter 4 Emotional House-Training Issues and Overly Submissive Behaviors 65

Chapter 5 Bringing Home a Fearful Dog 85

Chapter 6 Codependent Dogs, Vanishing Dogs, and Bed Hiders 95

Chapter 7 Becoming Your Fearful Dog's Advocate 109

Chapter 8 Establishing a Foundation of Security in Your Dog 123

Chapter 9 Fighting the War on Fear through Leadership 137

Chapter 10 Desensitizing Fears 161

Chapter 11 Case Studies 185

Epilogue 203

Extra Information 205

Index 207

About the Author 213

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