Does My Dog Need Prozac?: Musings and Sound Advice on Living with a Shy, Anxious, Fearful or Reactive Dog


by Debbie Jacobs, CPDT-KA, CAP2


Does My Dog Need Prozac?:  Musings and Sound Advice on Living with Shy, Anxious, Fearful or Reactive Dog

by Debbie Jacobs, CPDT-KA, CAP2

ISBN:  9780988884120

Publisher:  Corner Dog Press

Publication Year:  2014

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  150

From the back cover:

“‘We are such an impatient bunch,’ Debbie remarks early on in the book, and she had me from that moment on. The book, a collection of posts from her insightful and popular blog is a relentless call for us to stop tossing frightened dogs off the proverbial high board in the deep end. This is an underserved population of dogs, whose suffering is not seen, seen but trivialised, or seen but misinterpreted as insubordination or power play. They are in desperate need of a champion and they found one in Debbie. A competent, intelligent and gifted champion whom we all must listen to. The book takes us on a tour of misconceptions about fear, how our cultural biases and own evolutionary buttons get in our way, and, using illustrative narratives, how we can do better. It concludes with a wry observation that we humans could very well be one day held accountable for our atrocious stewardship of fearful dogs. I couldn’t agree more.’ ~ Jean Donaldson, author of The Culture Clash, Dogs are From Neptune and founder of The Academy for Dog Trainers

“Written by someone who has lived with a fearful dog for years and has helped her dog to make tremendous progress in learning how to live in the real world. This book does exactly as the subtitle says, it provides musings on fearful dogs. This is a valuable source of support for folks who are dealing with fear in their dogs on a regular basis. Debbie Jacobs is a powerhouse on this topic; this book should not be missed.’ ~ Ali K. Brown, M.Ed., CPDT-KA, CDBC and author of Scaredy Dog and Focus Not Fear

“Living with a fearful, anxious dog can be a scary and daunting task. Special needs dogs can be our best teachers and our hardest challenges. In Does My Dog Need Prozac? Debbie once again lights the road to improving our dogs’ quality of life. Debbie addresses the hot topics of dominance and pack theory, leadership and popular TV methods of training all through the lens of the science of learning theory. There is a wealth of practical application for those living with or training fearful dogs. I can’t wait to pass the book along to clients!” ~ Katie Robertson, CAP1, ATCI, CGC and STAR Puppy evaluator

“Debbie Jacobs is one of my primary go-to sources when I need advice about dealing with fearful and/or anxious dogs. Her thoughtful and concise observations have actually, in some ways, changed the way I approach dealing with dogs with anxiety disorders. This book is a must-have for owners of fearful dogs, as is her first book. Debbie’s insights are so accurate because she has experienced first-hand the reality of living with a dog that is fearful. Her vast knowledge comes from experience as well as training.” ~ Lorie Huston DVM, Founder – Pet Health Care Gazette and author of Labrador retrievers: How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend

“Packed with wisdom and humour, this easy to read book is a must-have for anyone living with a shy, anxious, fearful or reactive dog. Debbie Jacobs is a champion at giving scientifically-sound practical advice that you and your dog will immediately benefit from.” ~ Vyolet Michaels, CTC, owner of Urban Dawgs – Red Bank Dog Training

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.2 × .9 cm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *