"Deborah Wood does a wonderful job of making real-life scenarios meaningful. I applaud the fact that there are special people in the world willing to go the distance for fearful dogs. Thanks to Deborah Wood for writing the book that will see them through." —Susan Mentley, Operations Director, Oregon Humane Society
"Deborah's book expertly blends her professional background working with emotionally damaged people with her canine experience. She has clarified many misconceptions and presented solutions in a way we all can apply successfully." —Don Arner, Publisher and Editor Off-Lead, the international dog trainer's magazine.
Meet nine dogs—Goldie, Weazie, Nellie, Challenge, Tarah, Colter, Reno, Tess and Briggs. All were once fearful and shy, and skeptical owners and shelters alike feared that these dogs would never enjoy happy, active lives. Now, these canines are great companions, therapy dogs and obedience competition winners. What has helped transform these terrified dogs into such terrific pets? Sensitive, specific and practical training methods explained by dog trainer, Deborah Wood. An owner of a former "terrified" dog, Ms. Wood shares with readers the ways in which she brought her beloved pet out of her shell and right into the hearts of all who meet her.
This is a practical and straightforward approach to helping your dog nothing clinical just straight forward advice. I got the ebook version and I like it.Published 7 months ago by WIZTEK
I adopted a shelter dog that was so shy I wonder if he is autistic. He is slowly coming around; the book provides many exercises for helping him overcome. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lynn Eldridge
As it was not socialized well and had shyness issues. Honestly... I could have found all of this information online on some website. It was cheap... Read morePublished 8 months ago by KRISTOFFER FEATHERINGHAM
This thing is great. I would recommend this product to anyone.
It was exactly what I was looking for. I was very pleased!
For anyone who is thinking of getting a rescue dog I highly recommend this book. Even for those of you who have already brought in a rescue dog this is the book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by elwoodsf
Havent had time to teach my dog to read, but was pleased with the amount of time it took to recieve the book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by johnnie johnson
A helpful and easy to read little book. It gave good tips that now seem obvious - but not always when actually dealing with a shy & nervous dog. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lynn
I work with two cairn terrier rescue groups, and often our rehomings and ex-mill dogs missed desensitization during the critical 4 to 18 week socialization window and arrive timid... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Susan
I just adopted a female 9 year old German Shepherd who was very tramatized by being given away by her owner. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Georgia A. Stokes