Monthly Archives: June 2009

Five Golden Rules for Working with Fearful Dogs by Nicole Wilde

The Fearful Dog's Blog is happy to introduce you to our guest blogger, Nicole Wilde CPDT, RM. Nicole has worked with fearful dogs for years and her book, Help for Your Fearful Dog is a must read for anyone working with a fearful dog. I was attending one of Nicole's seminars recently, it happened to be my birthday, and a friend gifted me with a [...]

By |2009-06-19T15:39:12-04:00June 19th, 2009|72 Comments

Creating A Climate For Change

Imagine you have to study for a big exam or are trying to learn to use a new computer program or figure out your taxes. Do you pack up your supplies and go sit in the middle of a busy city intersection? Or perhaps more realistically do you invite the neighbor kids over to play video games in your living room while you replay in [...]

By |2009-06-16T16:05:00-04:00June 16th, 2009|23 Comments

The Curiosity Factor

When working with any dog, developing a positive, trusting relationship is important, but when working with a fearful dog it becomes paramount for the success of training and rehabilitation. There are trainers who have come up with theories as to why dogs behave they way they do and therefore why 'their' method of training works best, this includes focusing on things like 'prey [...]

By |2009-06-11T13:36:01-04:00June 11th, 2009|7 Comments