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Fight!: A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-dog Aggression Paperback – December 1, 2004
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It was a huge help, because up until that point I was lost on what to do, I'd never had a fear aggressive/aggressive dog before, and my deaf boy had been the perfect dog park dog, until he was beat up by two related dogs (and no, they were not pitbulls)- my dog is the pit. He was terrified, and would not fight back, it took several minutes before I broke it up (other owner was totally oblivious). After a trip to the pet er, he was sutured up, and returned to the park a week later. At that point I noticed cautious/fearful behavior, and when a small dog mounted him, he freaked out. Not knowing how to respond, I made his fear worse, by tightening the leash when we approached dogs.
The book gave us HUGE progress! He went from being so scared of any dog he saw, and wanting to kill them a block away, to actually being able to walk past dogs, and/or say a quick hi without a problem. It's taken us a long time, but this book was tremendous help (in fact, more help than our $500 trainer!)
If you have a very dog aggressive animal, however, this book will do little to help except provide a quick comment of a single success story involving a pitbull and a trainer who devoted herself for six months to the dogs' rehabilitation. How that trainer approached the situation is not explained. What caused the success is a mystery.
Given that people at their wit's end may purchase this book and hope for an answer, understand that it may not contain what you are hoping.
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The author may be an outstanding animal behaviorist, but her writing style leaves a lot to be desired. Read morePublished 7 days ago by E. Lopes
This has some great methods in it, for stopping and breaking up a fight. It also teaches you why fights happen and what to look for to prevent it before it gets to that point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darilynn McCoy
A+ Seller! Thank you for a great product and speedy delivery! Good insight!Published 3 months ago by C. Collin
Very good book, but it was more for trainers teaching students it seems.Published 5 months ago by Nancy A Keiser
I wish there was more about resource guarding against other dogs, and more specific exercises. But overall a great read.Published 6 months ago by Bluesky12