From Fearful to Fear Free

From Fearful to Fear Free

"Since pets communicate nonverbally, this book will help you recognize if your pet is suffering from [fear, anxiety, and stress].

Author: Marty Becker

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757320798

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Almost every dog owner has a pet who suffers from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS). They are the underlying cause of many concerning behaviors such as excessive barking, aggression, destructive behaviors, and house-soiling. They are also the source for deterioration of the human-animal bond, and can make a trip to the veterinarian, pet groomer, or boarding facility miserable for pet and owner alike. Left untreated, these negative experiences can lead to devastating consequences and permanent damage. Unfortunately, many well-meaning owners misinterpret or overlook the often subtle signs of emotional injury and turmoil, or think that the pet will simply "outgrow" it. This leads to unnecessary trauma and suffering. Common FAS triggers include: Trips to the veterinarian (even for routine services such as vaccinations and nail trims) Bath time, brushing, or cleaning ears. Loud noises; thunderstorms; fireworks; the vacuum cleaner; construction; gunshots; or even buzzers on appliances. Less-familiar people or animals encountered on walks or near the home. Being left alone during work hours or even for short errands. Travel, including car rides. Finally, there's help. From Fearful to Fear Free is based on the groundbreaking Fear Free program embraced by tens of thousands of veterinary healthcare professionals and hundreds of thousands of pet owners (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com). This is the first and most authoritative book on the subject of reducing FAS and increasing "happy and calm" in dogs. Since pets communicate nonverbally, this book will help you recognize if your pet is suffering from FAS. By knowing your dog's body language, vocalizations, and changes in normal habits, you can make an accurate diagnosis and take action to prevent triggers or treat the fallout if they do happen. You'll learn: The most effective prescription sedatives for keeping dogs calm and happy during thunderstorms, fireworks, and other stressful events. The positive steps you can take to keep your pet occupied, calm, and content while you're away at work or play. Simple, practical tactics for helping your dog learn to love going to the veterinarian's office--literally pulling you into the practice instead of avoiding it! How to easily groom your dog and give him medication. Tips to tame the chaos when guests arrive in your home or when your dog encounters other dogs and people on walks. Ways to tackle some of the common behavior issues that often have a root cause of FAS, while also improving your communication and bond with your pet. The three veterinary coauthors and one highly respected pet trainer have a combined 88 years of experience in the trenches of veterinary medicine, with specialties in behavior and training. By using their cutting-edge techniques, you'll have pets that are happier, healthier and live a longer, fuller life.
Categories: Pets

From Fearful to Fear Free

From Fearful to Fear Free

Written by four powerhouses in the world of veterinary medicine and behavior, this informative manual takes an in-depth look at fear: an issue that dog owners frequently encounter yet don t often understand.

Author: Marty Becker

Publisher: Lumina Press

ISBN: 162187155X

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Written by four powerhouses in the world of veterinary medicine and behavior, this informative manual takes an in-depth look at fear: an issue that dog owners frequently encounter yet don t often understand. Dr. Marty Becker and his esteemed colleagues deliver a comprehensive look at Dr. Becker s Fear-Free program, developed on the premise that anxiety and fear can impede thorough veterinary care as well as other significant aspects of a companion animal s life. Filled with anecdotes from the authors own experiences, detailed techniques, and helpful resources, this book can be a lifesaver for owners dealing with fearful dogs. Inside From Fearful to Fear-Free How animals become fearful, the consequences of fear, and the benefits of Dr. Becker s Fear-Free principles A detailed look at different types of fears and how to recognize the signs of fear in a dog The damage of punishment versus the advantages and success of reward-based training, including step-by step instructions on using rewards properly Training at all agesfrom puppy socialization to basic cuesto promote good behavior, confidence, and adaptability throughout the dog s life Advanced training and enrichment activities for emotional well-being Behavior-modification techniques for common fears Putting your dog s skills to use in specific scenarios, including trips to the vet s office, visits to the groomer, interactions with children, walks in busy public areas, and vacations with the family "
Categories: Pets

Loving Edie

Loving Edie

How a Dog Afraid of Everything Taught Me to Be Brave Meredith May ... when I press Play on an audiobook with yet another promising title: From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias, ...

Author: Meredith May

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369716781

Category: Pets

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From the author of The Honey Bus comes a wild and emotional memoir of family and self-discovery, featuring a lovable golden retriever named Edie Meredith May had a difficult childhood, with a mother who was physically present but emotionally absent. She learned early on to fend for herself, and never had to care for anyone else. When she and her wife, Jenn, adopt Edie, a sweet golden retriever puppy with saucer brown eyes and buttery white fur, Edie wins their hearts immediately. But it isn’t long after Edie joins the family that the problems begin. Edie is an unusually anxious dog. She cowers around most people and the slightest noise sends her into a frenzy. Edie’s fears become so intense that Meredith and Jenn can’t leave the house. Is this normal puppy behavior or something more? Meredith grows determined to fix Edie, but what will she do if Edie can’t be fixed? In this poignant and heartfelt memoir, Meredith shares her unforgettable journey with Edie, and the lessons about selflessness and unconditional love that she learns along the way. From treating Edie with CBD gummies to visiting a dog medium, Meredith shows just how far she is willing to go to save her dog. But maybe Edie is secretly the one doing the saving—if Meredith will only open her heart.
Categories: Pets