Formerly Terrified Podenco, now Comfortable & Happy


"Having a fearful dog, this course furthered my understanding of my dog’s emotions and well-being. The program is very well organized and structured to help you grasp the concepts and put them into practice. I love the hands on aspect working with a dog, because every dog is unique and works at their own pace, but you get the advantage of seeing and experiencing the changes in the dog’s emotional state while working through each step.  Everything is laid out in small increments to help you and the dog achieve. Rain is very supportive and provides guidance and feedback along the way, you can feel her passion behind the program. If you are working in a shelter environment or rescue facility, adopted a dog, are a dog trainer, or want to learn more about working with fearful dogs, this course is an invaluable part of your repertoire to working with fearful dogs who need extra time, care and understanding their needs.”    

             - Reanna Ali

Less than two years ago I signed up for training with Rain Jordan and the Fearful Dogs Project at the shelter where I volunteer as a foster mom.  I had previously worked with fearful dogs, but the knowledge I gained from the program was incredibly helpful and logical.  Part of the program was working with a dog in my home with individual and specific guidance.  I can honestly say my skills were greatly improved.  In fact, I now focus almost exclusively on the most needy in the shelter. My passion was definitely expanded by Rain’s expertise and training techniques.  I will be forever grateful for her passion and abilities.               

Janet Richardson

"Very worthwhile. This course makes the process of helping a fearful dog something that I feel I can now do and not feel overwhelmed by how much the dog needs help; to look past where the dog was and to see where the dog can go and what the dog can be. I was certainly aware of anti-aversives before this course, but now I see the world a bit differently; a bit more sympathetically. It has helped me to observe dogs even more acutely, to really try to understand how they are feeling and see their situations. The step-by-step instructions for working with an extremely fearful dog are detailed and thoughtful."    

  - Susan Wetherell