Beyond Flight or Fight

  • by Sunny Weber
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner: first place in the 2016 CIPA EVVY Book Awards!
Dog Writers of America Association's Certificate of Excellence in New York City!
Is your dog afraid of noises, objects, or you? See through fearful dog's eyes in anecdotal stories about real saved dogs. Discover how to help dogs that have been neglected, abused, or are genetically timid. Learn unique approaches and how to help your shy companion face life in a human world. Develop the close bond that only trust can bring. Fearful dogs can be saved and have quality lives, free of anxiety. Beyond Flight or Fight will give you practical, easy-to-understand tips that will ease your frustration, guilt, or confusion. This book will help (1) you grow in compassion, (2) your pup find peace, and (3) bring both of you to a warm appreciation for each other.

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What the Critics Say

"Beyond Flight or Fight will help you rehabilitate high-fear dogs that may have been neglected or abused. Lots of step-by-step, practical advice." (Temple Grandin PhD, Professor of animal sciences and National Women's Hall of Fame, author, speaker, animal advocate)

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Very insightful...🐕

This book is great for anyone who rescues dogs.
As an avid animal lover, I'm always trying to find homes for the unwanted stray dogs and cats.
Behavior problems always make it difficult to find the right family to care for them.
As a result, I've ended up keeping the most challenging animals.
I have a very timid Chihuahua that's a constant work in progress.
I've tried to follow some the techniques a very popular pet whisper employs but some of his methods are just to abrasive for me.
By building trust like Sunny says, I've been able to make progress with him.
I much prefer this method to flooding.
This book offers many tips on how to handle behavioral problems in a non cruel way.
If you've ever wanted insight from your furry friends POV you'll want to listen to this.
I was lucky enough to be given this book for free that I highly recommend.


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- mandymay

Compassionate guide for a frightened, furry friend

I fell in love with this book from the title alone, and the content didn't disappoint. The author, Sunny Weber is clearly an expert in helping us humans to understand what's going on in the minds of our furry friends when they act "badly" in our eyes. It's their instincts kicking in, and it's not their fault. Narrator Richard Rieman reads boldly, clearly and kindly to explain the topics in a way that are easy to digest. I'm already a fan of Richard's narration, and this just adds one more to my growing list of works that I've enjoyed by him.

Overall, this book is a great guide to help people first to understand, and then to deal with the issue of unsocialized, abused or abandoned dogs who have trust issues. There's way too much to summarized and I wouldn't do it justice, so if this topic interests you, spend a credit or a few dollars and do yourself a favor and learn about what you can do to help your four legged friends be better behaved and have a better life. I was given a copy of this book for this review.
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- Dominique

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2017
  • Publisher: Sunny Weber