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Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs: Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Overcome Fear

Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs: Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Overcome Fear

Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $14.40.

Do you have an aggressive or reactive dog? Learn how to turn your dog’s behavior around!

Complete step-by-step guide to proven methods that help dog owners manage and rehabilitate a reactive or aggressive dog, whether a rescue or purebredBehavior program models formed by canine professionals, including Dog L.E.G.S. (R) (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self), Fear Free, Slow Thinking is Life Saving for Dogs (TM), and ACE (Animal Centred Education) Free WorkTrue stories and case studies, plus the author’s experiences, successes, and heartbreaks with her own aggressive and fearful dogsExpert interviews with 16 certified and award-winning professional trainers, behavior consultants, and veterinarians, including Dr. Amy Pike, Dr. Laura Donaldson, Dr. Marty Becker, and moreProper socialization and good breeding, and their importance in forming a dog’s adult personality and temperamentWhy punishment fails and how negative training only worsens a dog’s inappropriate behavior and destroys the human-canine bond

Help your dog overcome problem behaviors and recover from fear, anxiety, and aggression!

Canine professionals are seeing increases in troubling dog behaviors, and recent studies show behavioral concerns are a large reason why dog owners surrender their pets to shelters. This professional and practical guide gives hope and encouragement to dog owners trying to eliminate unwanted aggression, barking, timidity, fear, and reactivity in their dogs.

A wide range of cruelty-free and positive reinforcement behavior training methods and technique exercises are provided with step-by-step instructions and high-quality photography to help resolve and correct problem behaviors in your dog. Also included are real-life case studies from dog owners detailing the extreme measures they’ve taken to manage their dogs’ behavior around others, as well as interviews with top dog trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians.

With detailed sections covering an array of topics and how-to instruction — from the qualities of a good dog trainer and the top five ways to help your dog feel safe at home, to the must-have skills your dog needs to learn and the top methods used by professional trainers to change unwanted behaviors — this resource covers a ton of ground to help your dog develop and live a better life with you and your family.

Author Leann Phenix is an industry-leading expert dog trainer, award-winning journalist, Fear Free Certified Professional, Graduate of a Schutzhund Dog Academy, member of The Pet Professional Guild, and author of The Midnight Dog Walkers, which was nominated as the best behavior book in 2016 by Dog Writers Association of America. She has personally fostered more than 400 dogs and is a lifetime advocate of training dogs without the need for fear, force, or pain, using compassion and science-backed methods.

If you’re seeking professional guidance to overcome problematic habits present in your dog, Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs is here to help!

“A kinder and fairer way to communicate with reactive dogs, bring about long-lasting change, and build a beautiful relationship.”
—Shay Kelly, MSc, Behaviorist and Trainer & Canine Enrichment Expert

From the Publisher

Photo of a dog on a leash growling and text, "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs."Photo of a dog on a leash growling and text, "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs."

Photo of a French Bulldog.Photo of a French Bulldog.

Scottish Behaviorist and Canine Expert Dale McLelland with her beloved Old English Sheepdogs.Scottish Behaviorist and Canine Expert Dale McLelland with her beloved Old English Sheepdogs. Expert Advice

Each chapter contains an “Ask an Expert” section with interview-style advice on topics like:

The top three things potential dog owners should know about helping a troubled dog The benefits for dogs seen by Certified Fear Free Professionals The first steps to take if you suspect your dog has separation anxiety How to strengthen the bond between you and your dog

Help Your Dog Overcome Problem Behaviors

Rehabilitate aggression, excessive barking, timidity, fear, reactivity, and other problem behaviors with Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs.

This must-have guide will help you overcome problematic habits present in your dog with positive behavior training methods and exercises!

A professional and practical guide to help dog owners train aggressive dogs and resolve problematic behaviors Features step-by-step instructions and illustrations for a wide range of training methods and exercises to eliminate unwanted behaviors Includes real-life case studies and interviews with top dog trainers, veterinarians, and behaviorists Author Annie Phenix is an industry-leading expert, professional dog trainer, owner of Phenix Dogs, and she is a Certified Behaviorist, a Fear Free Professional and a Family Dog Mediator

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Overcome Problem Behaviors

Photo of a dog hiding under a table.Photo of a dog hiding under a table.

Photo of a Golden Retriever exposing its teeth at a puppy.Photo of a Golden Retriever exposing its teeth at a puppy.

Photo of a veterinarian and a Husky.Photo of a veterinarian and a Husky.

Why Are Modern Dogs So Troubled?

Take a look at the range of factors that cause stress to dogs, and how it affects their outlook on life and their interactions with people, other animals, and their environment.

Common Types of Canine Aggression

Learn about the different types of aggression: fear-related, canine-to-canine, pain, medical, resource, arousal, territorial, maternal, and predatory as well as the difference between aggression and fear.

The Healing Power of Three

The three most influential people in a troubled dog’s life are the owner, the veterinarian, and a well-qualified trainer. Learn how these roles work together to create the best possible outcome for your dog.

Photo of a German Shephard in a muzzle.Photo of a German Shephard in a muzzle.

Photo of a Pitbull digging a hole.Photo of a Pitbull digging a hole.

Photo of a Dachshund puppy.Photo of a Dachshund puppy.

Photo of a brown lab resting its chin on a hand.Photo of a brown lab resting its chin on a hand.

Top Professional Methods

Explore professional protocols and tested techniques for ongoing success, including slow thinking, animal centered education, free work, Dog L.E.G.S, and management.

Other Behavior Concerns

Training protocols are provided for non-aggressive behavior concerns including obsessive compulsive disorder, excessive barking and digging, chasing, jumping on people, leash pulling, separation anxiety, and noise phobia.

Raise Well-Rounded Puppies

Learn how to set puppies and young dogs up for success with prenatal and neonatal care, early training and socializing, continuing work with adolescent dogs, and taking it slow with rescue puppies and dogs.

Must-Have Dog Skills

Discover important traits and life skills that give dogs a feeling of safety like the “check in”, reliable recall, problem solving and resilience, ability to self-calm, “look at that” game, chin rest, and bucket game.

Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Photo of a nervous-looking dog.Photo of a nervous-looking dog.

Photo of a dog laying on its back and chewing on a ball.Photo of a dog laying on its back and chewing on a ball.

Photo of a Dalmatian on a leash behind flowers.Photo of a Dalmatian on a leash behind flowers.

What Not to Do

Take a closer look at what can cause harm and what it looks like to a dog so you can help improve your dog’s life in positive ways and avoid causing harm. A dedicated chapter will walk you through exactly what not to do and why.

Day-to-Day Living with a Troubled Dog

Follow detailed, concrete advice for creating a successful life with your troubled dog: focus on play to reduce fear, avoid food-related conflict, provide good nutrition, research vaccinations, understand the importance of the human-canine bond, and respect your covenant with dogs.

How to Find Help for Your Dog

Review helpful tips for finding a good behaviorist or trainer to work with your dog. Over a dozen sample inquiry questions are provided along with the answers to spot the difference between a lack of quality training and qualified professionals.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ CompanionHouse Books; Revised 2nd edition (July 4, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1621871983
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1621871989
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.41 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.15 x 0.64 x 9.04 inches

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Do you have an aggressive or reactive dog? Learn how to turn your dog’s behavior around!

Complete step-by-step guide to proven methods that help dog owners manage and rehabilitate a reactive or aggressive dog, whether a rescue or purebredBehavior program models formed by canine professionals, including Dog L.E.G.S. (R) (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self), Fear Free, Slow Thinking is Life Saving for Dogs (TM), and ACE (Animal Centred Education) Free WorkTrue stories and case studies, plus the author’s experiences, successes, and heartbreaks with her own aggressive and fearful dogsExpert interviews with 16 certified and award-winning professional trainers, behavior consultants, and veterinarians, including Dr. Amy Pike, Dr. Laura Donaldson, Dr. Marty Becker, and moreProper socialization and good breeding, and their importance in forming a dog’s adult personality and temperamentWhy punishment fails and how negative training only worsens a dog’s inappropriate behavior and destroys the human-canine bond

Help your dog overcome problem behaviors and recover from fear, anxiety, and aggression!

Canine professionals are seeing increases in troubling dog behaviors, and recent studies show behavioral concerns are a large reason why dog owners surrender their pets to shelters. This professional and practical guide gives hope and encouragement to dog owners trying to eliminate unwanted aggression, barking, timidity, fear, and reactivity in their dogs.

A wide range of cruelty-free and positive reinforcement behavior training methods and technique exercises are provided with step-by-step instructions and high-quality photography to help resolve and correct problem behaviors in your dog. Also included are real-life case studies from dog owners detailing the extreme measures they’ve taken to manage their dogs’ behavior around others, as well as interviews with top dog trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians.

With detailed sections covering an array of topics and how-to instruction — from the qualities of a good dog trainer and the top five ways to help your dog feel safe at home, to the must-have skills your dog needs to learn and the top methods used by professional trainers to change unwanted behaviors — this resource covers a ton of ground to help your dog develop and live a better life with you and your family.

Author Leann Phenix is an industry-leading expert dog trainer, award-winning journalist, Fear Free Certified Professional, Graduate of a Schutzhund Dog Academy, member of The Pet Professional Guild, and author of The Midnight Dog Walkers, which was nominated as the best behavior book in 2016 by Dog Writers Association of America. She has personally fostered more than 400 dogs and is a lifetime advocate of training dogs without the need for fear, force, or pain, using compassion and science-backed methods.

If you’re seeking professional guidance to overcome problematic habits present in your dog, Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs is here to help!

“A kinder and fairer way to communicate with reactive dogs, bring about long-lasting change, and build a beautiful relationship.”
—Shay Kelly, MSc, Behaviorist and Trainer & Canine Enrichment Expert

From the Publisher

Photo of a dog on a leash growling and text, "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs."Photo of a dog on a leash growling and text, "Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs."

Photo of a French Bulldog.Photo of a French Bulldog.

Scottish Behaviorist and Canine Expert Dale McLelland with her beloved Old English Sheepdogs.Scottish Behaviorist and Canine Expert Dale McLelland with her beloved Old English Sheepdogs. Expert Advice

Each chapter contains an “Ask an Expert” section with interview-style advice on topics like:

The top three things potential dog owners should know about helping a troubled dog The benefits for dogs seen by Certified Fear Free Professionals The first steps to take if you suspect your dog has separation anxiety How to strengthen the bond between you and your dog

Help Your Dog Overcome Problem Behaviors

Rehabilitate aggression, excessive barking, timidity, fear, reactivity, and other problem behaviors with Positive Training for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs.

This must-have guide will help you overcome problematic habits present in your dog with positive behavior training methods and exercises!

A professional and practical guide to help dog owners train aggressive dogs and resolve problematic behaviors Features step-by-step instructions and illustrations for a wide range of training methods and exercises to eliminate unwanted behaviors Includes real-life case studies and interviews with top dog trainers, veterinarians, and behaviorists Author Annie Phenix is an industry-leading expert, professional dog trainer, owner of Phenix Dogs, and she is a Certified Behaviorist, a Fear Free Professional and a Family Dog Mediator

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Overcome Problem Behaviors

Photo of a dog hiding under a table.Photo of a dog hiding under a table.

Photo of a Golden Retriever exposing its teeth at a puppy.Photo of a Golden Retriever exposing its teeth at a puppy.

Photo of a veterinarian and a Husky.Photo of a veterinarian and a Husky.

Why Are Modern Dogs So Troubled?

Take a look at the range of factors that cause stress to dogs, and how it affects their outlook on life and their interactions with people, other animals, and their environment.

Common Types of Canine Aggression

Learn about the different types of aggression: fear-related, canine-to-canine, pain, medical, resource, arousal, territorial, maternal, and predatory as well as the difference between aggression and fear.

The Healing Power of Three

The three most influential people in a troubled dog’s life are the owner, the veterinarian, and a well-qualified trainer. Learn how these roles work together to create the best possible outcome for your dog.

Photo of a German Shephard in a muzzle.Photo of a German Shephard in a muzzle.

Photo of a Pitbull digging a hole.Photo of a Pitbull digging a hole.

Photo of a Dachshund puppy.Photo of a Dachshund puppy.

Photo of a brown lab resting its chin on a hand.Photo of a brown lab resting its chin on a hand.

Top Professional Methods

Explore professional protocols and tested techniques for ongoing success, including slow thinking, animal centered education, free work, Dog L.E.G.S, and management.

Other Behavior Concerns

Training protocols are provided for non-aggressive behavior concerns including obsessive compulsive disorder, excessive barking and digging, chasing, jumping on people, leash pulling, separation anxiety, and noise phobia.

Raise Well-Rounded Puppies

Learn how to set puppies and young dogs up for success with prenatal and neonatal care, early training and socializing, continuing work with adolescent dogs, and taking it slow with rescue puppies and dogs.

Must-Have Dog Skills

Discover important traits and life skills that give dogs a feeling of safety like the “check in”, reliable recall, problem solving and resilience, ability to self-calm, “look at that” game, chin rest, and bucket game.

Proven Techniques to Help Your Dog Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Photo of a nervous-looking dog.Photo of a nervous-looking dog.

Photo of a dog laying on its back and chewing on a ball.Photo of a dog laying on its back and chewing on a ball.

Photo of a Dalmatian on a leash behind flowers.Photo of a Dalmatian on a leash behind flowers.

What Not to Do

Take a closer look at what can cause harm and what it looks like to a dog so you can help improve your dog’s life in positive ways and avoid causing harm. A dedicated chapter will walk you through exactly what not to do and why.

Day-to-Day Living with a Troubled Dog

Follow detailed, concrete advice for creating a successful life with your troubled dog: focus on play to reduce fear, avoid food-related conflict, provide good nutrition, research vaccinations, understand the importance of the human-canine bond, and respect your covenant with dogs.

How to Find Help for Your Dog

Review helpful tips for finding a good behaviorist or trainer to work with your dog. Over a dozen sample inquiry questions are provided along with the answers to spot the difference between a lack of quality training and qualified professionals.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ CompanionHouse Books; Revised 2nd edition (July 4, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1621871983
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1621871989
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.41 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.15 x 0.64 x 9.04 inches

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