Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be an extremely challenging behavior issue for dogs and owners alike. This comprehensive guide includes all the information you need to help your dog, and to lower your own stress levels as well. You’ll get plenty of tips, ideas, and step-by-step instructions; the interactive format will allow you to customize an effective rehabilitation plan for your individual dog. Topics include the role of management, nutrition, and exercise, whether pharmacological intervention could

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Thriving with Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence

Thriving with Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence

Hattie Cooper, the blogger behind The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating, knows anxiety. She has lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder for years.Reading this book is like getting advice from a friend who has been there. Hattie shares immediate, easy-to-use strategies for tackling your Social Anxiety Disorder and creating healthy habits. Featuring expert advice from foreword writer and registered psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald, the tools in these pages will help you beat your anxiety and reveal you

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  • October 21, 2016 at 5:05 am
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    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great, if you can afford to stay home all day, August 6, 2011
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    This review is from: Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety (Paperback)
    I really liked the ideas in here. DAP plugins, types of music to play, puzzle toys, how to desensitize him to your leaving cues, they are all great things. But I had two big problems with this book:

    1. Deciding whether or not to crate your dog. If he’s destructive when you leave, but content to chill in his crate, you should crate him. If he’s anxious in his crate, but doesn’t destroy anything while you’re away, then keep him loose in the house. Well, that’s all great, but what if he’s both destructive when alone AND anxious in his crate?! I’ve spent hours upon hours, week after week, scouring the internet for ways to make him love his crate but he is just not adapting. He even chewed through and escaped out of one plastic crate. Plus he destroys things around the house while we’re away anyway, and he’s fully exercised and has enough long-lasting chews and Kongs to busy himself with. We don’t have a yard, so we can’t try the doggy door approach. I just wished she explained what to do if neither crating nor letting the dog run loose were obvious choices, I would imagine we’re not the only ones with a dog like that and it’s a pretty big hole to leave in a training book like this.

    2. She kept saying not to leave your dog long enough to push his threshold. This can takes weeks or months worth of training. Of COURSE that’s ideal, but many people work out of the house from 8am-5pm, do not have friends we can leave the dog with, and cannot afford doggy day cares every single day. I wish she formulated an approach for people to try on evenings and weekends while having to leave him alone during the day. I bought this book based on the reviews here, and cannot implement any of the actual training because I will inevitably have to leave the next morning, setting our progress back to the beginning. So, thanks for the ideas for physical “tools” like treats, toys, plugins, music, and exercises, but I guess I will just have to “wing it” as far as actual training goes.

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  • October 21, 2016 at 5:37 am
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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    Resources but no direct help, June 20, 2016
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    The book does list a number of excellent resources , but doesn’t provide step by step help for anything. All it does is provide general information of types of approaches that might be of help.
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  • October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am
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    Useless…, October 16, 2016
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    This book is for people who don’t work/go to school. Most of the recommendations are unrealistic. Just exercise the stuffing out of your dog before you leave for the day i.e jogging or bike running. Then leave them with a chewy and the radio. They won’t have the energy to go nuts.
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  • October 21, 2016 at 7:37 am
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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    Good tips for overcoming social anxiety, August 26, 2015
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    This review is from: Thriving with Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence (Paperback)
    I looked forward to reading this book just from hearing the title. I never knew that having anxiety in social situations was an actual disorder: social anxiety disorder or SAD. I thought it was just shyness, but the author explains the difference. She also explains that social anxiety can lead to isolationism and depression. My problem is attending social events with a large group. Usually, I walk in and no one says anything to me. So I try to avoid events. The book gave some good practical tips to help in this situation or others like it. The best advice was to be proactive, and instead of sitting in a corner alone, to decide to speak to three people. And to come prepared with some open ended questions. This way, you’re not waiting for people to approach you. This tip alone was worth the time I spent reading the book. She gave many other good tips, both physical and psychological, to combat anxiety. I look forward to trying some essential oils, too. I liked the book because it explains the theory plus gives practical suggestions. I received this product free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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  • October 21, 2016 at 7:45 am
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Overall I think this book is a good read. It could have been more psychoanalytic by …, March 14, 2016
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    With its different techniques and steps this book helps you understand what social anxiety is and what can be done to become less socially anxious. However, we all know that human emotions are purely subjective and not entirely subjugated to whoever is experiencing them especially when it comes to anxiety. That makes it even harder to follow the steps in a book to hopefully get someone to be in control of their fears and emotions. I do agree that if someone is very disciplined they will be able to follow the steps given in this book to overcome social anxiety. Some of the the problems the author addressed in the first chapter might seem very simple to some; whereas to others it might be an obstacle they have yet to overcome.

    Overall I think this book is a good read. It could have been more psychoanalytic by associating social anxiety with some of the traumas that one may been subjected to during their childhood.

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