Tag Archives: fearful dogs

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Exceptionally Fearful Dog

Posted on: August 20, 2019 - No Comments

The world that we live in, especially in the United States, is a scary world for many dogs but none so much as the exceptionally fearful dogs out there. The expectations placed on dogs here can be exhausting to their emotional state. The amount of fear/anxiety that dogs who are worried about people/things/animals in their Read More

The Hand That Feeds: There Are Better Options Than Hand Feeding

Posted on: October 18, 2018 - No Comments

It used to be standard operating procedure for some dog professionals to advise new rescue dog parents to hand feed said dog in order to effectively create a bond. In some cases, it still is standard. It depends on who you ask. The same protocol is also suggested by some trainers for dogs who resource Read More

Positively Dog Training Episode 601

Posted on: November 11, 2016 - No Comments

Victoria and Holly are back with a bang for the first episode of the Positively Podcast's sixth season.

Thresholds, Dials, and Fear: Managing Your Dog’s Stress Levels

Posted on: July 26, 2016 - No Comments

The goal in any training protocol is to reduce stress so that the dog remains one hundred percent, no-holds-barred OK in his environment.

5 Things I Want Anyone With A Fearful Dog To Know

Posted on: March 24, 2015 - 7 Comments

I see dogs that truly enjoy meeting new people and other dogs, and find myself wishing the same for my not-so-social dog. It's easy to get discouraged, but know that many people are experiencing the same things with their dogs as you are.

Reality Check for Carers/Owners of Dogs with ‘Issues’

Posted on: September 3, 2014 - No Comments

LOSING HEART Why do so many clients with fearful or reactive dogs, who often have started off so well, lose heart? The reason is because they just don’t fully accept the time and work that changing fear-based or guarding behaviors in particular can take. Teaching people is the easy bit. A large part of my Read More

Why Dogs Bite Children: A Lesson in Preventing Dog Bites in Kids

Posted on: May 17, 2011 - 29 Comments

This animation may seem shocking to some; however according to studies published in the journals American Surgeon and Pediatrics a majority of injuries in kids are to the neck and face. Furthermore dog bites are not uncommon. Nearly a million people—both adults and kids—are bitten badly enough to require a hospital visit. To some people Read More

FEARS (and trees!)

Posted on: December 3, 2010 - 6 Comments

There are not a lot of things that “scare” me, but falling trees are one of the things that I worry about.  As I write this, I am sitting in a pitch dark room at 2am in the morning listening to the sound of roaring wind gusts outside.  We just had tornado producing storms with Read More