Helping Fearful Dogs-Derby CT

Learn about the most humane and effective ways to help dogs who struggle with fear, anxiety or reactivity! You are a dog’s best hope for learning to feel safer in their world.

Join Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, CAP2 author of A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog and Does My Dog Need Prozac? and creator of the website and administrator of the Fearful Dogs Facebook group, in Derby, CT on Saturday June 30, 2018 and learn about the most effective and humane ways to work with fearful, shy, anxious, reactive and aggressive dogs. Pet owners, trainers, shelter and vet staff, foster care providers will all gain valuable information to improve their dog handling skills.

“I just wanted to reiterate how important it has been to my work to have read your book 5 years ago. I truly wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now without having read and re-read that book and then applying it to the veterinary setting while I still worked for a clinic.” John, CPDT

Location: Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. Derby, CT (203) 732-1298

Date & Time: June 30, 2018 9am-4pm

Reserve your spot now to avoid missing out on the opportunity to learn how to help special needs dogs.

“I am a trainer at the Humane Rescue Alliance in D.C. and always give your book to adopters of fearful dogs.  I also refer them to your website.  You are my go to person for fearful dog issues here in DC.  Thank you for your groundbreaking work with and for fearful dogs.  I can’t tell you the numbers of dogs you have helped keep in there homes.” Linda, Professional Dog Trainer

Topics will include:

  • Why dogs are afraid
  • What fear/stress looks like
  • How to interact with feral or unsocialized dogs
  • How to work with fear based behaviors
  • The uses of food & play in the rehabilitation of fearful dogs
  • Understanding the effects of reinforcement & punishment on fearful dogs
  • What is learned helplessness?
  • Myth of reinforcing fear
  • Equipment
  • Medication
  • Useful techniques & protocols for handling & training fearful dogs

Please leave your dogs at home! The methods and skills you learn are transferable to the dogs in your home or shelter.

“I can’t Thank You enough for your Fearful Dogs Facebook Page I felt so
alone until I found it. The support has been lifesaving.”
 Lisa, pet owner

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3.5 CEUs are available for CPDTs.

Sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Griffin Hospital and Ruth Tuccio

Term & conditions, fine print, directions & more details can be found here. Please have a look.


You can reserve space at this event by sending a check made out to Green River Dog Care & Cafe and mail to 2458 River Road, Guilford VT 05301. Please use the contact form below to let us know your check is on its way. Or use a credit card and pay via Paypal.

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