By Debbie Jacobs
A finalist within the annual puppy Writers organization of America's writing festival, this publication is a helpful source for someone dwelling or operating with a apprehensive puppy. find out about the best and humane how you can aid scared canines turn into more well-off and forestall or cease reactivity and aggression. the writer shatters myths and incorrect information concerning the dealing with of shy, timid and concerned canines.
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As with people, finding the right medication and the correct dose can take some trials. This is especially challenging with dogs since they can’t tell you how the medications make them feel. It can take weeks or months for the medications to begin to take effect and the effects of even the most appropriate medication at the correct dose, may not be that perceptible. I had Sunny on clomipramine for over a year and then began the process 42 A Guide To Living & Working WIth A Fearful Dog of weaning him off the drug so that we could try a different one.
Parenting Your Dog by Trish King-Analyzes each stage of a dog’s physical, mental, and emotional development in great detail; includes sections on puppyhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging, plus problem behavior. Sets forth numerous similarities between child parenting and dog parenting, with an emphasis on understanding the canine psyche and positive, reward-based learning. Offers numerous tips and guidelines detailing how dogs can adjust to and become part of the family dynamic. Formatted for quick reference.
Hand Targeting Start with a pile of extra special treats. Hold one out in the palm of your hand and when the dog takes it use your ‘yes’ word (or clicker). After a few repetitions of this, loosely close your palm around the treat and hold it out to your dog. When the dog sniffs, moves toward or touches your hand, praise and give them the treat. Repeat this until the dog 33 A Guide To Living & Working WIth A Fearful Dog understands that it needs to touch your hand. Once the dog is reliably touching your hand you can then add the command, ‘touch it’ or ‘target’.
A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs