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Welcome to FearfulDogs.com

Education and training for problem behavior challenges including fear, reactivity, anxiety, and aggression

If you live or work with a dog or other animal struggling with fearful, shy, reactive, or aggressive behaviors, you have come to the right place for information to help you become more effective in the rehabilitation and training of this vulnerable population. You will find articles, blog posts, webinars, in-person workshops, books, and other services, and resources for support and advice about the most effective and humane ways to work with fear-based behavior challenges.

Animal Trainers & Behavior Analysts

We offer webinars, and in-person workshops with CEU’s, books, consultations for complex cases, podcast, exclusive membership content, articles, & other resources.

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Dog shelters, rescues & fosters

Shelters, Sanctuaries & Rescues

We offer webinars and on-site presentations on fear-based behaviors, as well as consultations for complex cases, discounted books, & other resources.

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For dog owners

Pet Owners

Need help with your fearful, reactive, or aggressive dog? We offer training consultations, books, webinars, articles, a Facebook group, podcast, & other helpful resources for dog owners struggling with fearful, shy, reactive, and aggressive behaviors.

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Behavior is Lawful.

These words changed the world of dog training for me. 
Find out how these three simple words can change everything for you too.

Who is Debbie Jacobs, CPDT-KA, RBT?

Debbie Jacobs is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Registered Behavior Technician. She is the author of A Guide To Living With and Training A Fearful Dog, and Does My Dog Need Prozac? She has provided evidence-based information for owners, trainers, and veterinarians since 2007 and this website is recommended as a resource by veterinary behaviorists. She is recognized internationally for her commitment to helping animals struggling with fear-based behavior challenges, and educating on best practices in training. Learn more