Training Insights from a Reactive Dog Class
Focus, Not Fear illustrates the work that Ali Brown does in her reactive dog group classes at Great Companions. It outlines specific training techniques and the reasoning behind them. You’ll get a glimpse inside the real lives of reactive dogs – their growth, successes and failures. The book includes an endless array of activities the group creates to address their dogs’ reactive challenges. It serves as a guide both for trainers who wish to run classes for their clients with reactive dogs and for owners of reactive dogs who must formulate a training plan on their own.
Focus, Not Fear includes chapters that show specific training exercises for use in classroom situations, along with photographs and diagrams illustrating the techniques used. For individuals who don't have a reactive dog class in their locations, there is a chapter explaining how to adapt these techniques to everyday situations. A ten page glossary of terms and concepts will help the reader to understand the technical side of the the techniques used.
There is a biography of each of the dogs and their behavior before the six months of classes described in the book. In the chapter titled, "Where Are They Now," the author describes the progress achieved by each dog.
Focus, Not Fear is 174 pages long, includes 72 full color photographs, illustrations and diagrams, and fully indexed.