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What happens when you are walking with your dog and see a dog off lead? Does the presence of the strange dog unnerve you? Do you become tense? Does your dog tense up?

If this is you, read on.

Living with a reactive dog can accidently create a reactive person and a cycle of negative experiences begin. There is an answer though! With understanding comes positive change. It might not have always been this way; perhaps walking once triggered positive emotion. Maybe we were happy until something specific happened; for example, we met someone with an unfriendly dog that attacked ours or made them really scared. We, too, could have felt scared, then that fear grew over the next few walks, until we felt it the moment we saw another dog in the distance. Maybe we, too, began to experience the negative emotion with every walk, it became a habit and we even experience it whilst thinking or remembering. Nowadays, we don’t even have to be out with our dogs to experience the fear and frustration, we can get angry at home, on our own.

When we walk our dogs the two of us become one emotional, physical, and psychological state. If we are relaxed that’s amazing. If we are tense, we become unified with a self-reinforced cycle of tension. We address this self-reinforcing cycle here, in great depth, to take you both from reactive to relaxed, for lasting and effective results. Welcome to your journey of understanding your precious influence, the wonder of your dog and the amazing individual, powerful force you become when the two of you truly connect.

©2019 Sally Gutteridge (P)2020 Sally Gutteridge

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  • Tracy S
  • 15-01-2021

Bear with it...

The first couple of chapters will get you thinking you have got the wrong book. It's very self help, karma type stuff. But it does link in, albeit far more than I would like to read. The rest of the book is very insightful and makes a lot of sense. It really does make you very aware of just how much every action and emotion effects your dog.

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  • Ms Emslar
  • 07-12-2020

Life Changing for us and our Canines.

I love Sally's depth of up to date canine knowledge. I also love how she relates our dogs to us so well and explains everything in an understandable way. I think she is one of my favourite people to learn from. I wish more people would be more thoughtful of their dogs and the relationship they have. This book was full of great information and not just for reactive dogs, read it and you will understand your dog so much more. Thank you

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