From Fearful To Fear Free: A Positive Program To Free Your Dog From Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

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Marty Becker, Lisa Radosta, Wailani Sung, and Mikkel Becker
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Lumina Media

Written by four powerhouses in the world of veterinary medicine and behavior, this informative manual takes an in-depth look at fear: an issue that dog owners frequently encounter yet don’t often understand. Dr. Marty Becker and his esteemed colleagues deliver a comprehensive look at Dr. Becker’s Fear-Free™ program, developed on the premise that anxiety and fear can impede thorough veterinary care as well as other significant aspects of a companion animal’s life. Filled with anecdotes from the authors’ own experiences, detailed techniques, and helpful resources, this book can be a lifesaver for owners dealing with fearful dogs.

Inside From Fearful to Fear-Free™
• How animals become fearful, the consequences of fear, and the benefits of Dr. Becker’s Fear-Free™ principles
• A detailed look at different types of fears and how to recognize the signs of fear in a dog
• The damage of punishment versus the advantages and success of reward-based training, including step-by step instructions on using rewards properly
• Training at all ages—from puppy socialization to basic cues—to promote good behavior, confidence, and adaptability throughout the dog’s life
• Advanced training and enrichment activities for emotional well-being
• Behavior-modification techniques for common fears
• Putting your dog’s skills to use in specific scenarios, including trips to the vet’s office, visits to the groomer, interactions with children, walks in busy public areas, and vacations with the family

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  • 4

    Posted by Debra Drum on 26th Mar 2018

    From Fearful to Fear Free was very informative, I hope to follow through with a fear free trainer

  • 5
    From fearful to fear free

    Posted by Janice on 19th Jan 2018

    Very helpful even if your dog is not 7 fearful.

  • 5
    From fearful to fear free

    Posted by Ursula on 11th Jan 2018

    Great book great insight

  • 5

    Posted by Kay LeVan on 7th Nov 2017

    Awesome book, easy read.

  • 5

    Posted by Tina James on 27th Oct 2017

    Great book. I am learning so much new info. Thank you Dr. Becker and daughter for writing this book.

  • 4
    Excellent Tool

    Posted by Dianne Dobson on 27th Oct 2017

    I'm SO excited to begin the program with my sweet Gracie! It's especially helpful to finally know the way her little brain is working, so I can turn around the fear she deals with on a daily basis. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was the fact that the print is so light, I have trouble reading it. But the info and obvious care for animals by the authors is 5 STAR ALL THE WAY!!! Thank you!!!

  • 5
    From Fearful to Fear Free

    Posted by Judith White on 23rd Oct 2017

    I have only read the first 30 pages and already identified many things I need to change for both my fearful hound and my stressed Dogo rescue. I will share this information with anyone who will listen. Understanding where I can change my behavior will ultimately help both of my canine kids have a better life.