Rescue Your Dog from Fear

Tried-and-True Techniques to Help Your Dog Feel Secure


Author: Peggy O. Swager

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016342

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 6744

When dealing with previously abused or naturally skittish dogs, it’s easy to get frustrated. Often, all we want is to tell our beloved pets there is no need to be afraid. When Peggy Swager adopted two mill dogs from her local rescue center, all the books in the world couldn’t help her ease her new pups. But what she was able to accomplish using her past experience training horses was astounding. This book brings to dog owners and dog trainers newer and proven ways to help resolve fear issues in their dogs, from being around people to aversion to being in a crate or traveling in a car. From explaining the root of his timid behavior, to handling aggression and adjusting your own tone of voice, you’ll have all the information needed to make your companion feel safe and loved. Valuable for the average dog owner, rescue organizations, and dog trainers who have not had success with their fearful dogs.

How to Rescue A Dog

Four Essentials for a Happy and Contented Shelter Dog and Owner


Author: Katie Woods

Publisher: LST Publishing


Category: Pets

Page: 54

View: 793

Would You Like To Rescue A Dog? Shelter dogs have uncertain backgrounds, many having suffered abuse and neglect. When a dog is traumatised by its past experiences, what does it take to turn a nervous, possibly aggressive animal into a happy, contented and well-balanced pet? This is Katie Woods’ guide to the Four Essential Elements of Dog Rescue, based on tales of the dogs she herself has rescued, owned and loved. With anecdotes and advice, this book will help you bond with your Shelter Dog and enable you to have a happy and fulfilling life together.



Author: Debbie Jacobs

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 0988884143

Category: Pets

Page: 66

View: 1521

A guide to the philosophy and techniques for working with fearful, shy or anxious dogs, the book dispels common myths and misinformation regarding fear based behaviors. It provides, in easy to understand language, the most effective and humane ways to handle dogs with fear based behavior challenges. Very useful information and full of resources for shelters, foster care givers, rescue organizations and veterinarians.

For the Life of Your Dog

A Complete Guide to Having a Dog From Adoption and Birth Through Sickness and Health


Author: Greg Louganis,Betsy Siino Sikora

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671024515

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 5901

The authors present a philosophy of dog ownership, from the challenges of raising a puppy through the rewards of living with an older dog

Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog


Author: Nathan B. Childs

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412012139

Category: Pets

Page: 209

View: 9410

Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog is a comparison study of wolf and dog behavior. It is also a comprehensive guide for living in harmony with dogs. We know dogs are genetically related to the wolf; and both exhibit identical instincts, behaviors, temperaments, and dispositions - and both abide to the law of nature that contends: for any animal grouping to survive, there must be social order and communication between its members. Knowing this, we should learn all we can about wolf behavior, and incorporate that knowledge with our dogs. By learning how pack animals establish social order and communicate with one another, we can use this information to shape our dogs' natural instincts, without having to use food bribes or violence. When we communicate in our dogs' language, we will be able to communicate our leadership. The outcome will be predictable, for we will be using the same methods of an alpha wolf when he establishes and maintains social order with a pack of wolves. We will be shaping the same wolf instincts that are intact and engaged in each of our dogs. Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog illuminates: The natural behavior of canines The language of canines How alphas lead their packs How alphas discipline and show affection The hierarchy of the wolf social order The natural friendliness, loyalty, and devotion of pack members How to pick the best pup from a litter How to establish social order with pups Basic obedience and off lead obedience Family protection training

Adopting a Dog

The Indispensable Guide for Your Newest Family Member


Author: John Ross,Barbara McKinney

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393326505

Category: Pets

Page: 353

View: 2725

A guide to the special needs of pre-owned dogs shares advice for dogs of all ages and with a range of training needs, discussing how to choose a dog that is compatible with a home, how to introduce a dog to family members and other pets, and overcoming a history of abuse. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Rescue Dog

A Guide to Successful Re-homing


Author: Ann Stead

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979653

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 4771

Many people believe that rescue dogs are troubled, traumatised, strays with long-lasting problems. While this view may be true in some instances, the majority of dogs in rescue centres are there because their previous owners have simply abandoned them. Every year new homes are found for thousands of these 'rescue' dogs by dedicated charities but in order to make this re-homing a success, the new owners need considerable knowledge, patience and understanding. The Rescue Dog takes the reader through each stage of the re-homing process, from choosing a dog, to preparing the home and garden and settling the dog into its new life. With chapters which examine the elderly dog, puppies, avoiding misunderstandings, training and common concerns, the authors have produced a fully informative and practical guide. Topics covered include: Where to go to find a rescue dog and what to expect; The early days when the dog is settling into its new home; Canine requirements; Common behavioural concerns; Children and dogs. This invaluable book offers new owners a practical guide to responsible ownership, and is illustrated throughout with 143 colour photographs and diagrams.

Give a Dog a Home

How to Make Your Rescue Dog a Happy Dog


Author: Graeme Sims

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472227263

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 7509

Graeme Sims discloses his gentle techniques for making any dog confident, happy and well behaved. Graeme Sims - the man who 'speaks dog' - is hailed as one of the world's most respected dog trainers. His approach depends on his matchless ability to get into the mind of the dog - to be truly a 'dog whisperer'. He explains how our misinterpretation of dogs' reactions can cause them unhappiness and contribute to behavioural problems. In a series of case studies, he shows how, with understanding and patience, we can reach the nervous, the difficult or the disturbed rescue dog, and help them finally to feel that they have a real home. His book gives you a chance to look at life from the dog's point of view and to understand thoroughly what you see; it is for anyone who wants to earn the right to be their dog's best friend.