In “How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong,” Pam Dennison’s first book on rehabilitating aggressive dogs, she outlined the training methods that she uses in her local New Jersey area. It was an overwhelming success - people really wanted to learn how to help their own aggressive dogs’ behavior. However, people living in larger urban areas have very unique situations and encounters, and often, it can be next to impossible to create enough safe and comfortable space between the aggressive dog and the provoking stimuli. “Civilizing the City Dog” was written with those people in mind. In it, Dennison addresses these particular needs by augmenting and changing the exercises and techniques in her first book and focusing on those issues inherent to life in the city with the aggressive or proactive dog. If you are working with an aggressive dog in a metropolitan environment, be sure you have BOTH books. Re-training an aggressive dog is possible and can be successful by using both “How to Right A Dog Gone Wrong” and its ‘city’ supplement, “Civilizing the City Dog.”
Pamela gives an overview of the book:
I started writing by accident. I adopted a human aggressive dog (Shadow) and for some divine reason, kept a journal about him. A friend of mine suggested writing some articles about my work with him and the rest is history! I was also lucky that a wonderful woman came to me...