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Debbie Jacobs
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Creator of fearfuldogs.com website and author of A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog
Creator of fearfuldogs.com website and author of A Guide To Living With & Training A Fearful Dog

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Usually having my blog mentioned in an article makes me happy to have more people learn about it. The reference to it in this article just made me sad. 

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Dates for June are up! Starting tonight at 8pm EST

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Let's talk counterconditioning! I'm going to set up a hangout so folks can get their head around it. 

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Looking forward to being back in Santa Cruz in October. 

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1. Dogs need to feel safe.
2. Desensitize and counter condition to triggering objects or events.
3. Install new incompatible or alternate (DRI/DRA) behaviors using positive reinforcement. 

Heads up information. As a professional trainer I use the science of applied behavior analysis and the use of functional analysis to determine how to maintain or modify behavior in dogs. This community is not to be used to advertise businesses that are not training dogs using 21st century information. There will be no debates or arguments, I simply don't have the time or energy for it and the dogs and people working with these dogs don't have time for it either. 

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I suppose that when one has lived long enough it’s easy to slide into waxing philosophical about life, and I have definitely stepped onto that slope. Having been fortunate to have what I needed in life as far as my physical needs being met–safe home,…
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