A Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety by Nicole Wilde
Silver Award Winner, 2011 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards
Finally, a comprehensive guide for owners, trainers, rescuers, and anyone who wishes to help dogs with this often challenging problem. This interactive workbook offers creative solutions, cutting-edge therapies, and allows owners to customize a program for each individual dog.
The role of management, nutrition, and exercise
Creative management solutions
Ways to build canine confidence
Step-by-step behavior modification protocols
Alternative therapies that can prove invaluable
Whether pharmacological intervention might help
How to put it all together in a customized plan
Also included are real-life stories from experts telling how they handled separation issues in their clients' dogs and their own dogs.
""Yet another beautifully written book by Nicole Wilde. Nicole combines her expertise in behavior modification with easy to follow guidelines, useful resources, and alternative remedies. This book will be extremely helpful to any owner of a dog with separation issues.”
Ian Dunbar, Founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
“As someone who (long ago) dealt first hand with a dog who had severe separation anxiety, I wish that way back then I'd had the information contained in Nicole Wilde's gentle and compassionate book, 'Don't Leave Me!' Holistic, thoughtful and clear, 'Don't Leave Me!' offers solid practical information for owners struggling with how best to help a dog suffering from separation anxiety. Wilde's own experience with S/A, combined with her professional expertise, is behind her understanding of all she discusses and recommends. Options range from time proven behavioral modification to psychotherapeutics to some promising new nutraceuticals and even pressure wraps, and how best to decide which combination of options may be most effective. Highly recommended, this book is a gift for those trying to help the dogs."Suzanne Clothier, author, And Bones Would Rain from the Sky
About the Author:
Nicole Wilde is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and internationally recognized author and lecturer. Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me: A Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety (www.phantompub.com). In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field.
Nicole is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and an Advisory Board member for the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Nicole writes an Ask the Expert column for Modern Dog Magazine, and blogs for Dog Star Daily, Victoria Stilwell’s Positively blog, and her own site, Wilde About Dogs (wildewmn.wordpress.com). You can find Nicole on Facebook at https://facebook.com/NicoleWildeAuthor and Twitter at @NicoleWilde.