Figure out if your dog suffers from genuine separation anxiety or just bad manners Then learn how to keep her happy and your home safe while our are gone Better yet, learn to prevent problems in the first place...
|Title||:||I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety.|
|Number of Pages||:||588 Pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety. Reviews
I adopted a pit-mix from a shelter who had a SEVERE case of separation anxiety. All pitties love people (despite popular ignorance), but my girl literally could NOT be without people. Didn't matter who it was, she just couldn't be alone (even with another dog present). I was at my witts end after mutiple classes, training sessions, and very unhappy neighbors. This book finally turned the corner with helping me understand what was going on. I bought it at 3:00am one night in a panic off Amazon (with overnight shipping). It was easy to read and very helpful. It taught me what true separation anxiety was, and what it was not. I had a case of true separation anxiety. I would highly recommend this book. Below are my personal best tips below on separation anxiety and how we overcame it together (I now have the best, sweetest doggie ever!). These are in the book as well. BUY IT - it will help you, and you need the full background and ALL tips to understand what will work best for your dog (this is just what turned the corner for us).
This is a booklet not a book. It spends half of the pages identifying Separation Anxiety. I would like to see more in-depth methods to help your pet adjust to being left alone. In all fairness, it is a booklet, not a comprehensive study. For many this booklet can be heaven sent - if your dog responds to the method of desensitization described. It is a good book. Inexpensive and hopefully unlocks the key factors to help you understand possibilities to easing the pain experienced by your dog and as a result his/her pet guardians.
Her books are helpful. They address 1 issue and tell you how to fix it. People have complained that they are like phamlets but I personally don't want to read a whole book to fix a particular problem or issue. When you follow the behavior modification program as she lays it out, IT WORKS.
It pains me to give anything by Patricia McConnell less than 5 stars. However, after adopting my beagle mix, who turned out to have strong separation anxiety, this little volume was not immediately useful for my situation.
If you don't know the difference between Separation Anxiety and NOT separation anxiety, buy this. It's more of a brochure, really.
Prior to my owning him, my Springer Spaniel was trained as a show dog for the first year of his life and isn't used to being alone. Poor guy has SA, but is getting better through training and acclimation. This booklet was helpful with its positive reinforcement and desensitization training tips. I've started using some and seeing some gradual improvement. We are up to one hour of being alone right now before the howling begins! I call that success.