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Focus, Not Fear: Training Insights from a Reactive Dog Class

Juvenile & Young Adult


by
Ali K. Brown

Book Details

Format: EPUB

File size: 12.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Help for reactive dogs. Fearful or reactive dogs are defined as dogs who have a greater than usual reaction to stimuli. Their behavior is often labeled as aggressive (even when they are not) and may include lunging, barking, growling, and pulling on the leash-often toward the “SCARY” object. In Focus Not Fear you’ll get a glimpse into the real lives of reactive dogs that Ali has worked with in her classes-their growth, successes, and failures. It serves as a guide both for trainers who wish to run classes for their clients with reactive dogs and for owners of reactive dogs who must formulate a training plan of their own. Bet you never thought of doing this! • Placing the dog in the family car at a distance from other “cars with dogs” to train. • Controlling a wide range of variables including distance from others, movement, and weather. • Using “running away” as a reward for tolerating scary stimuli. • Working with one dog at a time-and using that dog’s presence to desensitize dogs in the class. BONUS! Glossary of Terms and Concepts that will help you understand and apply the information in this book as well as other books on canine behavior and training.

Help for reactive dogs. Fearful or reactive dogs are defined as dogs who have a greater than usual reaction to stimuli. Their behavior is often labeled as aggressive (even when they are not) and may include lunging, barking, growling, and pulling on the leash-often toward the “SCARY” object. In Focus Not Fear you’ll get a glimpse into the real lives of reactive dogs that Ali has worked with in her classes-their growth, successes, and failures. It serves as a guide… (more)

Help for reactive dogs. Fearful or reactive dogs are defined as dogs who have a greater than usual reaction to stimuli. Their behavior is often labeled as aggressive (even when they are not) and may include lunging, barking, growling, and pulling on the leash-often toward the “SCARY” object. In Focus Not Fear you’ll get a glimpse into the real lives of reactive dogs that Ali has worked with in her classes-their growth, successes, and failures. It serves as a guide both for trainers who wish to run classes for their clients with reactive dogs and for owners of reactive dogs who must formulate a training plan of their own. Bet you never thought of doing this! • Placing the dog in the family car at a distance from other “cars with dogs” to train. • Controlling a wide range of variables including distance from others, movement, and weather. • Using “running away” as a reward for tolerating scary stimuli. • Working with one dog at a time-and using that dog’s presence to desensitize dogs in the class. BONUS! Glossary of Terms and Concepts that will help you understand and apply the information in this book as well as other books on canine behavior and training.

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