Stress Release for Dogs: The Canine Emotional Detox


by Diane A. Garrod


Stress Release for Dogs: The Canine Emotional Detox

by Diane A. Garrod

ISBN: 9781098377403

Publisher: Diane Garrod

Publication Year:  2021

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  273

From the back cover:

The right combination: Want to change challenging canine behaviour? Release stress first.

The first step most take with a problematic canine is jumping right to a behaviour modification program and/or skills applications process, when the reality is that a dog may not be in a state of learning due to distress or chronic/acute stress. The Canine Emotional Detox (CED) provides a step-by-step stress protocol, the right combination of elements and is focused on releasing stress first.

The Canine Emotional Detox differs from other books on stress because it focuses on the right combination of elements to reduce stress and to date has over 700 permission-based cases.

What does CED do?

  • Reduces behavior problems.
  • Enhances communication and relationships.
  • Neutralizes harmful stress chemicals causing distress or chronic/acute stress.
  • Takes into account the individual dog’s emotions and feelings.
  • Asks how is the dog coping with real life by uncovering patterns.
  • Explores how the dog. handles touch.
  • Shows how the dog thinks and processes information with mentally tiring activities.
  • Creates a productive, results-oriented behavior modification process.
  • Builds knowledge of the canine, their environment, their family.
  • Prepares the dog to learn better, faster and retain longer.

What expert are saying:

“Many behaviorists, veterinarians, and trainers who are asked to help solve behavior problems often feel the need to address the main concern immediately and do everything possible to ‘fix it’ as quickly as possible. Most of the time however, in cases of fear, anxiety, reactivity, or aggression, the dog is not in the right emotional state to begin learning new behaviours. By giving the dog an opportunity to learn how to relax, to release the physiologic stress that comes with chronic anxiety and aggression, and to study how each particular dog perceives and gains information from its environment, a specific behavior treatment plan can be created and formatted on an individual basis. Allowing the dog to reach a calmer emotional state will enable him to learn how to engage with his world more effectively, and to be rewarded for making positive choices in his reactions, creates a long-lasting, life-changing behavior process that will rebuild the relationships between the owners and their companion.” – Lynn Honneckman, DVM, Veterinary Behavior Solutions, Orlando, Florida, graduate Purdue University

About the Author:

Diane Garrod is a PCT-A (professional canine trainer – accredited), with a degree in Communication and Journalism from University of Wisconsin. Garrod is a Founding Member of the Pet Professionals Guild: the association of force free pet professionals (PPG). She is the owner of Canine Transformations Learning, Langley, Washington (celebrating 11 years, January 2018), awarded 2016 and 2017 Best Business category Dog Trainer by Langley, WA Awards Committee.

Garrod has skills certifications in resource guarding, animal behavior, theriogenology, writing for the sciences, fear in dogs and cognition and emotion. Most recent certifications are in predation and aggression, 2017; and Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training 2017, as well as Fear Free Certification, through VetFolio by Marty Becker, DVM (fear free veterinarian practices) 2017. She is also a Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner since 2011.

Garrod’s main areas of research include stress in dogs and is the creator of Stress Matters; the Canine Emotional Detox: Systematic stress release protocol for challenging canines. She is an international speaker on this topic and on solving the aggression puzzle, force free.

Additional information

Weight .52 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.1 × 1.3 cm

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