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    Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    I was at a group dog walk this morning and one of the new adopters has a leash aggressive dog. So I offered to email her a bunch of the various links and books and everything that I've found to be useful for reactive or barrier aggressive dogs or fear aggressive. For the books, I've mostly read online portions of them, but enough to recommend them,

    Since I've now typed them all up, I figured I'd share them here too and open it up to everyone's input for their favorite training sites or authors. I know for long time members here that many of these links are known or redundant, but putting them all together seemed helpful.

    Reactive dog training and management websites, articles, videos and actual books

    Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT)- very good for fearful or aggressive dogs
    Functional Rewards

    Training and management tips for DINOS
    Dogs in Need of Space

    General dog walking and interaction blog
    Notes from a Dog Walker

    Article on calming signals
    Calming Signals

    Sketches of dog body language signs
    Body Language with photos

    Very good general dog training site with a number of articles and free downloads. Dr. Ian Dunbar is a scientific based trainer with a great reputation.
    Dog Star Daily

    Good book (yes, actual words on paper not a screen). May be available at the public library or interlibrary loan
    Control Unleashed

    Books and online articles (again, look for the books in the library to try them out) from a respected trainer; check out "The Other End of the Leash" and particularly "Fiesty Fido:Help for the Leash Reactive Dog"
    Patricia McConnell's site

    A few good books, particularly Dogs Are From Neptune and The Culture Clash
    Jean Donaldson's books

    Youtube.com and search "kikopup" for training videos. Working on impulse control and a strong sit and stay can help a lot with the dog-dog reactions.

    Clicker training blog
    Success Just Clicks

    Edits:

    I am copying various links that were suggested in the thread below here for convenience. I still encourage reading the whole discussion to get more details on each.

    Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog by Ali Brown
    http://www.scaredydog.info/index.html

    http://reactivechampion.blogspot.com/

    Reactive Dog: Foundation Exercises for Your Leash-Reactive Dog

    Reactive Dog: Moving Past Distractions on a Walk

    Best Books For Treating Dog Reactivity[/QUOTE]

    this video for a step by step on training "Look at That"

    Care for Reactive Dogs

    The Muzzle Up Project
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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Thank you for sharing! (I think this should be a sticky.)

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Can I add to this list? This book was really good, one of my co workers who's working on becoming a credentialed trainer recommended it to me.

    Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog by Ali Brown
    http://www.scaredydog.info/index.html

    Really helpful, thank you for sharing!



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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Quote Originally Posted by SydTheSpaniel View Post
    Can I add to this list?
    Please do!! The more resources the better, and I am always on the lookout for great dog training information.

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Here's an article I wrote (I'm also the author of Success Just Clicks Blog) that lists and reviews (briefly) some of the best books on reactivity.

    Best Books For Treating Dog Reactivity

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Adding these good links as posted in another thread

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Nice job, agree that it should be a sticky.

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Counter conditioning

    rewarding with play - german shepherd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FgbarVF3CY

    barking and lunging at scooters - german shepherd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdFK5rGbjJ0

    young pup - lack of confidence

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24w-vPtb53c

    fear of young males

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7kz3KrVMZE

    lunging at cars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y55fiFfMZ28

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Quote Originally Posted by cookieface View Post
    Thank you for sharing! (I think this should be a sticky.)
    I second this.
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    This was posted on Facebook: Care for Reactive Dogs

    What is CARE?

    CARE stands for Counterconditioning and Positive Reinforcement (R+) are Essential for reactive dogs

    CARE condenses Counterconditioning, Desensitization and Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible behavior into a user-friendly, 3-phase protocol

    CARE reminds us to use this most effective, widely accepted and humane protocol, as well as the components of that protocol

    CARE is a declaration- I CARE for my reactive dog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookieface View Post
    This was posted on Facebook: Care for Reactive Dogs
    Wow. That website is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Quote Originally Posted by cookieface View Post
    Thank you for sharing! (I think this should be a sticky.)
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookieface View Post
    This was posted on Facebook: Care for Reactive Dogs
    I skimmed over this and I like it.

    The only thing I saw on my brief perusal that I didn't agree with per se was that "all" food should be towards training of the reactivity. I agree that a dog interested in treats or food is far easier to train by giving the treats when needed, but on days when people aren't likely to encounter an issue or for dogs that are raw fed etc, there is still a need to give meals. Just learn to balance the meals with the need for training treats.

    I'm a big fan of "trail mix" where dry food is put in a baggie with cheese or hot dog bits or dried chicken bits etc so that the kibble gets all yummy smelling without adding a ton of fat and calories while allowing the human to grab at the better yummy bites when needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma'sMom View Post
    I agree.
    Oh, and that's really cool.


    There are a few links on my original post that are no longer active/valid. However, I will leave them in place for now because they do at least direct people to the trainers and such even if only by name. If I find better links, I will edit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuma'sMom View Post
    I agree.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    I skimmed over this and I like it.

    The only thing I saw on my brief perusal that I didn't agree with per se was that "all" food should be towards training of the reactivity. I agree that a dog interested in treats or food is far easier to train by giving the treats when needed, but on days when people aren't likely to encounter an issue or for dogs that are raw fed etc, there is still a need to give meals. Just learn to balance the meals with the need for training treats.
    I agree with you. It would probably make the process move faster, but it's not practical for many (most?) people. Overall, though, it's a decent guide to what can seem like an overwhelming problem.

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    There are a few links on my original post that are no longer active/valid. However, I will leave them in place for now because they do at least direct people to the trainers and such even if only by name. If I find better links, I will edit it.
    What about this to replace "Sketches of dog body language signs"
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lilita...47156/sizes/l/
    Last edited by gingerkid; 06-10-2014 at 06:25 PM.
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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Just started getting into Behavioral Adjustment Training. Very helpful with aggressive dogs!
    Thank you all for the links!

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    one and only that worked the best for us is a Master Dog Training, guys are making a magic right in front of your eyes!!! here is the link http://www.masterdog-training.com/

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    Re: Links, books, blogs etc for reactive / leash aggressive dogs and similar

    Hi everybody,

    I am new to this forum and I was checking all the info you shared. Very useful! Thanks for sharing!

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