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beyond flight or fight by sunny weber CIPA EVVY award winner first place 2016
Beyond Flight or Fight

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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.

~Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, Professor of Animal Sciences

Shy or fearful dogs often do not leave the shelters alive. Sunny Weber has given those dogs and the people that love them a great gift in her book.

~Faith Maloney, Co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society, Utah

Beyond Flight or Fight is an easy-to-read and -understand resource for all dog owners, whether professional or the general public, and whether their dog is feral or simply a little timid.

~Ann Howie, LICSW, ACSW, CEO of Human/Animal Solutions, Washington

This book combines humane pointers with heart-wrenching real life anecdotal stories on how to help your pup and yourself to less anxiety and more joy.

~Michele Burchfield, Marketing & Development Director of National Mill Dog Rescue, Colorado

Fearful dogs can be saved and have quality lives free of anxiety.

Whether you have taken a fearful dog into your home, or you work professionally to save lives, Beyond Flight or Fight is an indispensable tool. Learn how to help dogs that have been neglected, abused, or are genetically timid.

  • How fear works: primary vs. secondary responses

  • Why rescue/shelter programs may not work

  • Safe places, escape, and helping dogs think

  • Flooding, aggression, learned helplessness: what happens/fixing it

  • Importance of: a familiar handler, time, and leadership

  • Specialized training techniques

  • Developing dog self-confidence

  • How to use: voice, hands, body, correction cues, and dog psychology

  • Why some dogs do not respond

  • Maintenance, proofing, accepting optimal levels

Exciting Endorsements

A great gift in her book

“Shy or fearful dogs often do not leave the shelters alive. Sunny Weber has given those dogs and the people who love them a great gift in her book, Beyond Flight or Fight. Sunny has opened our eyes to the potential these dogs have, if we just have the time and patience to give them. Thank you, Sunny, for sharing your insights and practical advice with us to help save these often overlooked dogs.”

Faith Maloney
Co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society, Utah

Important Addition to Dog Training Literature

“Beyond Flight or Fight is an important addition to dog training literature. Whether discussing fear development, aggression, or triggers, Weber helps readers better understand their closest companions.”

Kelsey McLellan
Humane Education Manager, Dumb Friends League Shelter, Colorado

Lots of step-by-step practical advice

“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

CO State University, Professor of Animal Science Colorado State University, Professor of Animal Sciences, world renowned autism spokesperson

Help your pup and yourself

“This book combines humane pointers with heart-wrenching real life anecdotal stories on how to help your pup and yourself to less anxiety and more joy.”

Michele Burchfield
Marketing & Development Director of National Mill Dog Rescue, Colorado

Easy-to-read and -understand resource

“Beyond Flight or Fight is an easy-to-read and -understand resource for all dog owners, whether professional or the general public, and whether their dog is feral or simply a little timid. Weber’s stories demonstrate her compassion for dogs and their people. Her practical guidance comes from a wealth of research as well as her extensive experience with many fearful dogs. Her conversational style helps the reader understand fear from the dog’s perspective, essential in advocacy. May we all find someone as caring as Weber when we are afraid.”

Ann Howie
LICSW, ACSW, CEO of Human/Animal Solutions, Washington

How-to, even a human can follow

“Sunny Weber addresses ‘fearful dog’ issues with a how-to of basic cognitive responses even a human can follow. Enjoy and learn from this up-to-date treatise on animal behaviors.”

Dixie Loosli
Editor-in-Chief of Companion Animal Magazine, Utah

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ABOUT SUNNY

Sunny Weber has over 25 years of experience in animal welfare advocacy. She is a humane educator, animal behaviorist, and trainer. She believes compelling storytelling reflects her passion for seeing the world through the eyes of the animals she works with and teaches about.

Sunny has developed educational programs regarding compassion, respect, and care of domestic and wild creatures. She writes extensively on animal issues in fiction, non-fiction, and blogs.

Authors of Sunny’s own childhood books influenced her future work as an advocate and writer. Consequently Sunny seeks to provide rich, multi-layered stories featuring complicated characters with whom children can identify. Her characters and their unique worlds will not only bring more understanding for pets, but also motivate children to read.

Sunny lives in Colorado with dogs, cats and parakeets. Their yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, pollinators, and any other creature with fur or feathers who wanders in.

Her first book is the multiple award winner Beyond Flight or Fight. Learn more about all of her books below:

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Fiction Pups & Purrs Children's Series

Nonfiction Practical Guides