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Fight or Fright?: A Reactive Dog Guardian's Handbook

Narrated by: Patrick Oniyelu
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

Does your dog lunge and bark at other dogs or unfamiliar people? Do you find yourself walking in the middle of the night to avoid problems and feel isolated with your problem dog? This audiobook is designed to help the guardians of reactive dogs realise that they don't have to be alone and that there is hope and help available. Written by a dog guardian that has been through the difficulties of realising their dog is fearful, Fight or Fright? will aid struggling guardians in accessing the help and support they need to make life better for them and their dogs.

©2019 Jay Gurden (P)2019 Jay Gurden

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You don't understand until you have a reactive dog

It's so hard to understand one of those dogs that bounces around and seems aggressive or the owner who hysterically shouts to 'put your dog on a lead' like their life depends on it.

Firstly it was amazing to not feel like I am the only one who has a reactive dog and the information was well presented, supportive and informative for those with reactive dogs. And it should be listening for anyone with a dog so they can understand we are not hysterical just super aware of our own dogs threshold.

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Brilliant

This’s my first audible book, I started this book while travelling a long journey and found very easy to listen to, loads of information, very well explained, going to the point on the subject, useful advices. If you got a reactive dog this is the book you need to understand your dog and help him in a very kind way. I believe the author wrote this book soulful as she own a reactive dog herself. Brilliant book

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Great book

I really enjoyed this - definitely recognised a lot of things in this book having owned a dog who has been reactive in the past.

I'd recommend it to people who either have a reactive dog, or just want to learn more about the behaviour of dogs.

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Fantastic handbook

I have read lots of books about the practical side of owning a reactive dog, and this is one of the first I have read that deals mainly with the emotional side on the human end of the lead. It’s full of fantastic advice, both emotional support and practical ideas about how best to help your reactive dog.

At times it made me feel quite emotional, hearing that other people seem to be going through exactly the same thing as I am, as it can seem very lonely having a reactive dog and all that you do to manage it. You can feel quite isolated.

I sped the narration up to 1.25 as I found it a little slow, and this speed fitted me better.

A wonderful book, I highly recommend to those both with and without a reactive dog as it’s also helpful for anyone to understand what it might be like to own a reactive dog and how to avoid it in their own dog if they have one.

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Excellent!

Thoughtful & beautifully written. I would highly recommend to anyone living with a reactive dog.

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Let down by narration

If you are looking for a book that gives step by step instructions for "fixing" a reactive dog, this is NOT it. What it is is a book that delves into how dogs learn, how genetics and the environment affects them and why these are important when dealing with reactivity. It is a well-researched and well-put together book.

Unfortunately the narration was not up to the same standard for me - I found sentence and word emphasis to be wildly out on occasion, which was a shame as it often occurred at important points in the book. The book itself though is very good and recommended for anyone who wants to understand reactivity.

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Brilliant !!!

My first audio book about a subject close to my heart. Well written with true empathy. Initially, I struggled to absorb the information but after tweaking the speed to ×1.15 I went back to the start (from chapter 7!) and found total joy. Very well done Jay Gurden. I can't wait for your next book. Respect.