Whether your dog is afraid of the vacuum cleaner or defensively aggressive to visitors, using this booklet will result in a happier and better behaved dog.
The Cautious Canine will:
? Help you create a safe environment for your dog and others
? Illustrate that what's called ?aggression? is often fear
? Show you how to identify the subtle ?triggers? that elicit fear
? Help you turn your dog's fear into happy anticipation
? Teach you how to manage ?surprises? that could set your dog back
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted dog lovers for over twenty years. She is the author of ten books including The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs and For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend. Trisha lives on a farm near Madison, Wisconsin and two dogs, one cat and a flock of sheep.
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I have to preface by saying that I highly recommend anything from Patricia McConnell, especially this little series of amazing, affordable pocket books. These are great for non-trainers, and I just picture how helpful this would be for someone who might not currently be in a position to get professional help from a trainer. It breaks down the basics of classical counter conditioning precisely and easily for those who may not have a background in the matter. It’s a short, easy read and includes tips for trouble shooting and management. Would also recommend checking out “Feisty Fido” & “I’ll be Home Soon” for similar reasons!
Very helpful book for someone working with a fearful dog.