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Publisher's Summary

Some dogs need a little help.

Some dogs are afraid, or excited, or reactive. Dogs that "don't listen" and "go crazy" don't live the lives we - or they - want.

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out can change that. Simple steps and an accessible, conversational tone from award-winning, internationally-known trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP make calming the agitated dog not only possible, but pleasant.  

In this book you'll learn how to achieve change in short, simple training sessions of a minute or less; maximize the effects of natural brain chemistry; know when to call in medical help; "clean up" unreliable behaviors in both overexcited sport dogs and pets at home; and recognize how fear, aggression, and excitement are variants of the same root problem.  

The conversational tone is both informative and fun-very accessible, and it feels like the listener has a consulting trainer standing at her shoulder! Bring your dog from emotional to thoughtful, and enjoy a calmer, more enriched life with your best friend.

©2013 Laura VanArendonk Baugh (P)2019 Tantor

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Good book, annoying narrator

Love the book but the narrator over exaggerates pronunciations. Voice bounces and D's and It's are loud and drawn out. SSSiT. wanT To SSTarT... makes it hard for me to follow so bought a hardcopy...

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Great resource for reactive dogs and their people

Very well laid out, simple to process even as an audiobook. I usually read training books.

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Informative and a must for reactive dog parents

This book is wonderful for dog trainers and owners alike when you want to better understand reactive and or aggressive dogs. This opens up so many new doors for pet parents and trainers alike when it comes to their dogs. A must read.

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Give it a try!

I’ve gotten lots of dog training books, most of which had very similar material and didn’t feel very relevant since my dog has anxiety issues. This book is very unique, and offers a training program that’s better suited for dogs with anxiety and aggression issues, and can still work for dogs with no issues at all. All positive training exercises means a happy doggo, so at the very least try it!

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just another clicker training book. nothing new or special. wasted my money. very slow and boring.

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good!

it is very helpful and Imwill have to give it ankther read. great for training

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  • 03-23-22

Real good!

Didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did, being a dog trainer. 😁

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  • 04-28-22

the whole book is about free shaping mat training

content was too short and only focussed on one exercise mat training, frantic dogs will need more than this exercise to learn to settle down

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  • Womble
  • 12-07-21

Thank you for making this available in audio!

Great information from an experienced dog trainer who gives examples from real life dogs. Includes good explanations of how to actually carry out the training process. The narrator must be a professional audiobook narrator, not a dog trainer, as she occasionally says something a little oddly (eg. Desensitisation is said as “desense-itation a few times.) It’s not a problem though, she has a nice voice and this was easy to listen to otherwise. I’m so glad this is available as an audiobook, and that I can bookmark/clip certain sections for a quick refresher “pep talk” if I need it.