A scared dog is at great risk when caregivers face inability to remedy fear responses. The Fearful Dogs Project provides expertise and step by step instruction in alleviating and avoiding fear in dogs, so that dogs and people may enjoy safe, humane lifestyles and happy dog-human matches. Contact us now to plan a fee-based Fearful Dogs Project program that fits your budget. Currently we cannot offer casework pro bono.
The epidemic failure in common approaches to fearful dog behavior is the belief that fearful dogs will just get “used to” things, either by passive or active overexposure or variations of force and coercion. Just as humans don’t “get used to” spiders or other phobias by merely closing the distance between us and them, our dogs don’t get better that way either. Instead, the way to achieve true success with these dogs is to learn all the best practices for helping them feel safe while building skills and resilience. If you want to be part of the solution, whether for your own dog or for the rescued, adopted, and other dogs of the world, you are in the right place with The Fearful Dogs Project. We’ll walk you through turning patterns of suffering into patterns of comfort, dramatically improving quality of life for everyone involved, including: