Keeping the Peace: A Guide to Solving Dog-Dog Aggression in the Home ….. California: Phantom Publishing, 2018 by Nicole Wilde
Review by Jill Breitner
In this book, you’ll find an outstanding and ambitious, step by step guide to help you solve aggression problems between your dogs in your home.
Brava, Nicole, for presenting this guide in terms available to anyone who’s experiencing this kind of anxiety with their dogs. It effects the entire household and with this book, you will be able to see peace, once again, within our home.
As I was reading the book, I hung onto every word because the detail in the authors explanations are not only easy to follow, they depict real life situations that occurred within her own home with her two dogs. Wilde’s knowledge comes from her extensive experience with wolves and dogs, spanning many years, as a trainer/behaviorist and it shows.
If you are experiencing any kind of aggression in your home, this book is for you. She’s left nothing out; from factors contributing to aggression, creating your own diary so you can follow your progress or back track if you’re having trouble, to training, exercise, massage/touch, leading to step by step instruction to problem solving. She’s unpacked the vicious cycle, (pun intended) to help you help your dogs overcome their anxiety and aggression.
Wilde’s writing is articulate yet understandable. She talks in laymen’s terms while liberally offering examples and guidance, providing a balanced and notable work, worthy of a read by all people who love and work with dogs. Dog trainers…. listen up. This book will make you a better trainer, enabling you to help your clients, even if you haven’t had personal experience dealing with in home dog aggression.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Click here to purchase the book. It’s contribution to the dog community will go a long way to keeping dogs from being relinquished to shelters, keeping them in the home where they belong.