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By |2011-01-23T18:33:28-05:00January 23rd, 2011|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs, Helping fearful dogs|

Recently Jack, co-caretaker of Mollie, wrote to share what has been unfolding with Mollie, his fearful dog. Too often the information we get regarding changing dog behavior comes in the form of programming for television in which all the hard work, set-backs, struggles, frustrations and failures, are left on the editing room floor. Between commercials we see what is tantamount to a miracle. Bad dog ...

Finding our way with our dog by heart

By |2010-11-11T23:06:31-05:00November 11th, 2010|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

Years ago a fellow named Vince, out in Colorado contacted me to purchase a collar pendant for his dog Ellie. I sell pendants made from gemstones that are suppose to help the wearer feel more courageous. Mostly I think they just make us feel good because they look nice. I suggested that Vince also try cheese and counter conditioning, just in case. Over the years ...

Games One Shy Dog Owner Plays

By |2009-11-24T13:34:47-05:00November 24th, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

Laurie from Saskatchewan recently shared some of the ways she discovered for inspiring her fearful dog Chewy to play. I didn't want them to get lost in the 'comment' section of this blog so with her permission am sharing them with you here. Thanks Laurie! Fetch is usually Chewy’s activity of choice so I’ve used that to teach her numerous words and phrases. ...

Guest Blogger Veronica Zimmerman

By |2009-08-16T23:45:57-04:00August 16th, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

Over the years I've been working with my own fearful dog and learning about fear based behaviors and how to change them, I've corresponded with many others who are doing the same. There is something to be learned by each of our experiences with our dogs and Veronica's post addresses many of the important components of how to go about helping a fearful dog. Veronica ...

Guest Blogger: Eric Goebelbecker

By |2009-07-26T15:27:18-04:00July 26th, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

Discovering that I was not alone when it came to the challenges of living with a fearful dog helped me to keep my sanity when Sunny first came to live with me. Understanding that his behavior was not unusual for a dog that was not properly socialized, and getting advice and suggestions from other fearful dog owners and trainers has been key to the progress ...

Guest Blogger Ali Brown Author of Scaredy Dog!

By |2009-07-08T14:49:57-04:00July 8th, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

My guest blogger is Ali Brown, dog trainer and author of Scaredy Dog and Focus Not Fear. I asked Ali some questions and she kindly took the time to answer them. If there are nails to be hit on the head, Ali's aim is right on! How did your interest in working with fearful dogs originate? It all started just like everyone else did...when I ...

Five Golden Rules for Working with Fearful Dogs by Nicole Wilde

By |2009-06-19T15:39:12-04:00June 19th, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|

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 ...

Guest Blogger Roxanne Hawn

By |2009-04-02T01:00:02-04:00April 2nd, 2009|Categories: Guest bloggers talk about fearful dogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fearfuldogs: Tell me about your dog Lilly. Roxanne: Lilly is a nearly 5-year-old smooth coat border collie, adopted at 6 months old from a progressive humane society in Boulder, CO. She came in as a transfer. So, she lived in two shelters and a foster home before we adopted her. She passed all temperament testing with better-than-average scores even though she did show some shyness/fear. ...