I Know Your Dog Is a Good Dog: A Trainer's Insights on Reactive, Aggressive or Anxious Behavior

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Linda Scroggins
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When a pet dog injures a human or another dog, the owner is left in a state of fear and confusion. If a dog wreaks havoc and destruction on a home, the owner is left feeling helpless. If an owner finds a dog uncontrollable, or if a dog becomes aggressive and a threat to the community, the dog becomes the one that is at risk for injury or death. Families living with these behaviorally challenged dogs may become isolated and wonder if there is help for their dog. The reality is there are thousands of families facing these issues.

This book explains the process for helping dogs with behavior problems in plain language. Calling on her years of experience as a certified canine behavior consultant, the author highlights the journeys of past clients through a series of vignettes broken up by chapters that contain informative and researched guidance. While it is not meant to be a how-to training guide, the book lets people with reactive or anxious dogs know they are not alone. And for those that lose the battle, it walks with them through that final journey.

Linda Scroggins, RN MSN CBCC-KA, is a Certified Behavior Consultant-Canine. She is the owner and head trainer at All Dogs! Dog Training in St. Louis, Missouri, and has worked with dogs facing behavioral challenges for the past twelve years.

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  • 5
    I know your dog is a good dog

    Posted by Alden Jayes on 11th Apr 2024

    The author provides excellent insight and cues about methods. A bit too much deferring to "experts" when her own information is very good. A good editor might help with that. I enjoyed and found value in this book.

  • 5
    Great Read!

    Posted by William Giese on 13th Mar 2024

    I just finished reading Linda Scroggins’ second book, I Know Your Dog Is a Good Dog. I highly recommend it! As Linda intended, it is an excellent source of information for those living with a dog with serious behavior issues. Also, anyone interested in doing a deep dive into what that experience can entail, and the professional help that is available will also find this book quite interesting. It is also a great resource for professional trainers who are considering or have started to move beyond skills training to work with behavior issues. Even seasoned behavior professionals should find helpful reminders in Linda’s book. Finally, and as a heads up for those intending to read the book, I couldn’t help but shed a few tears reading the stories about the people and dogs she has helped.