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FOCUS NOT FEAR - TRAINING INSIGHTS FROM A REACTIVE DOG CLASS
by Ali Brown (See other books by author)


Publisher: Tanacacia Press/DGWSE
Edition:
2007 Paperback, 174 pages

ISBN: 9780976641414
Item: DTB956
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Summary: Reactive, fearful, even aggressive dogs need low-stress environments to help them overcome their problems. In this follow-up book to her first book Scaredy Dog, Ali Brown details her successful methods for professional dog trainers ready to work with reactive dogs.

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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.

What dog trainers are saying about Ali Brown’s Focus Not Fear
Ali Brown, solidly in the camp of positive trainers, presents a comprehensive description of her experiences with her canine clients and their humans during an ongoing reactive dog class. This detailed narration, which covers a six-month period, offers useful and interesting observations and information for anyone interested in learning more about reactive dogs and how to work with them.
Pat Miller author Power of Positive Dog Training and Positive Perspectives, Training Ed., Whole Dog Journal

Focus Not Fear delivers a detailed and thought provoking look at the journey of a group of students in a reactive dog class…This book provides not only great tips and structure for trainers interested in creating their own reactive dog class but also good solid advice for owners of reactive dogs. And it makes me jealous that I don't live on a farm!
Leslie McDevitt, Author of Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog

Author Ali Brown teaches all levels of family dog training and has been running ongoing reactive classes since 2002. Her previous book and DVD, Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog, have become standard references for fearful and reactive dog trainers and owners everywhere. Ali has a M.Ed. with a specialty in behavioral science and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She also competes in Rally-O and Agility. Ali lives with her husband and two dogs on a farm-turned training school “Great Companions” in central Pennsylvania.

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Ever Wondered What it Looks Like?, February 20, 2008
Reviewer: Tami Hawes
Ali's Focus Not Fear walks you through the classes of a group of dogs over a period of seven months. You get to meet the dogs and their issues as well as their handlers. Then Ali details how the classes went over that time, and the ups and downs that happen over that time.

Training behaviors or dog behaviors are in bold through the sections, so if you wanted, you could skim for those in the training logs. They are also easily indexed in the back of the book for quick page finds.

Photographs! Tons of photos in here and not hard to see black and white ones but full beautiful color ones. Diagrams are also in color!

Ali was our guest author in November 2007 at CSDogBookReview for this book, check out our archives for that visit.
 
Good Information, But Hard to Find, February 8, 2008
Reviewer: Stephanie
I really hate giving this book such a low rating because I am a fan of the author and the work she does with reactive dogs.

This book was a play-by-play of the happenings in her reactive dog classes. I found it difficult to follow especially because there were so many people and dog names to remember which were constantly referred to.

That said, the different training exercises were interesting and valuable to anyone working with a reactive dog. However, it was just very difficult to read, the end of the book seemed rushed, and the training exercises were just lost in the pages of play-by-play narration.

Had the book been organized differently, I feel it would be a much more valuable training reference.

What I liked best about this book:
- Variety of training ideas
- Color photos and exercise diagrams
 
A blessing, December 7, 2007
Reviewer: Kim
I have had a great blessing given to me the day I first met Ali. She has helped Mollie and I through so much. She helped me to learn so much about Mollie and taught Mollie that it's not such a scary world out there. I love this book because it helps me continue with the training Mollie and I so desperately need. Mollie's training cannot be limited to a two hour class once a week and I can look to the book for help in getting through the normal day to day things we run across on our outings throughout the week. I have learned ways to use what we do in class out in the real world even if other people and dogs aren't aware they are helping Mollie overcome some of her many fears.
I would recommend this book to trainers and dog owners alike. It is packed full of training tips and ideas for working with fearful dogs. This book along with Ali's first book 'Scaredy Dog' have been great tools for me. I literally carried her first book with me for many months just so I could use it as a reference when I was in need of advice.
 

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