Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs by Sunny Weber Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/17/22}

Nov 21, 2022 | 2 comments

I learned so much from this book! I feel it should be required reading before adoption of a dog. I feel it is very important reading for any dog owner or when containing a new dog.

Book Details:

Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs by Sunny Weber
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 186 pages
Genre: Animals/Dogs/Training/Self-Help 
Publisher:  Pups & Purrs Press 
Release date: September 2016
Tour dates: Nov 21 to Dec 16, 2022
 This non-fiction book is rated G.

Book Description:

Is your dog afraid of noises, objects, or you? 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. Discover how to help dogs that have been neglected, abused, or are genetically timid.

Fearful, timid, and/or reactive dogs are the most commonly rejected and euthanized dog personality type. Shelters, rescues, and sanctuaries often do not have the financial resources, time, or qualified staff to help these dogs adapt to life with humans. By providing a concise, easy-to-understand guide for anyone who has chosen a fearful dog to adopt, foster, or rehabilitate for other potential owners, Beyond Flight or Fight will help many people save many innocent, confused, and overwhelmed dogs’ lives.

Unique points covered include:

How fear works: primary vs. secondary responses.
Why rescue 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 Learn to teach “special needs” pets how to fit into the human world.

Conquer brain-flooding stress hormones and help your dog move from knee-jerk, Amygdala-based fear responses to reasoned, calm, rational evaluation based in the prefrontal cortex of the dog mind. Fearful dogs can be saved and have quality lives free of anxiety.

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Review By LAWonder10:

I was amazed at the amount of knowledge this author has accumulated through her own study as well as through the studies of others! 

In her book, Beyond Flight or Fright, Sunny Weber shares her vast knowledge of animals, especially dogs, psychological reactions.

Yes, that this what I said! While listening to this audiobook, narrated by Richard Rieman, I discovered many things about animal behavior that I many people have been misled by. 

My family has had terrible experiences with raising dogs – mostly purebred – that ended up being given away or left at the Dog Pound after several times paying the hefty fines to retrieve them. I had animals as a child and never experienced the problems we had once I was married with children. My husband and I even had a small dog before we had children, that was like a child in behavior and our love for him. Through reading this book, I can see how we made many mistakes while training him. We followed disciplinary tacts we were tod to by whom we believed were professionals. I find we were taught wrong. We somehow loved the dog enough that he turned out very lovable. 

After listening to this book, I discovered the reasons why our family was not successful in raising a dog or cat. I can now see the different traits in each we responded to badly. Luckily, we found homes for most of them where the new owner loved each animal and was successful in adopting them.

The author explains why the ways taught in the book/audiobook are the best. They all made sense. These are from many studies into the mindsets of animals. The individuals have closely studied different types of animal behaviors developed under various circumstances. These are from years of close observation of animal reactions and of failures and successes in adapting them to a human environment.

I think this book should be required reading before adopting a dog, or any animal, from shelters or other rescue centers. It would be wise for anyone obtaining a pet to study and follow this book.It was truly an “eye-opener” for me!

The Narrator, Richard Rieman did a very good job in adding feeling and varied voice inflections bringing this documentary type of sorry, alive! 

I offer a Five Stars rating for the Narrator AND a Five Stars rating for the book and the author’s writing of it.

 This audiobook was gifted me with no pressure to ost a positive review. This is my honest review.

Other Books in the Series:

Guest Post:

Who do I have in mind as I write my books?

My first middle-grade book (The Dog at the Gate) was about dogs and cats I actually owned. The stories are real and as I developed the story line, it became clear that there was an enormous opportunity to educate children regarding animal welfare—especially how animals see their worlds. I had already been an animal behaviorist and humane educator for many years and I came to the conclusion that stories BY animals resonated more than stories ABOUT animals.

The other two books evolved from the themes and messages I wanted to impart on many levels—those themes and messages can be viewed in-depth on my website www.sunnyweber.com , under the BOOKS tab, click on The Pups & Purrs Series link.

Each book’s landing page also verifies the lessons that can be learned.

One of my biggest goals with all the books was to reach children experiencing violence and who then become animal abusers. Youthful animal abusers ALWAYS escalate to violence against people if not intervened with early. Helping such children see animals as sentient, emotional beings may keep, or help develop, their empathy instead of allowing their antipathy and cruelty to flourish—to the detriment of all society.

Meet the Author:

Sunny Weber has over 30 years in animal welfare advocacy. She has experience in rescue, fostering, medical care, service and therapy dog evaluation and training, and shelter and sanctuary work and specializes in the rehabilitation of fearful animals. Sunny has rehabilitated and then re-homed hundreds of dogs, cats, and horses.

Connect with the author:  website facebook ~ linkedIn ~ goodreads bookbub

Meet the Narrator (from Audible):

With smiling Irish eyes and a rich, warm voice to match, Richard Rieman (Ree’man) is an Audible Approved Audiobook narrator,* audiobook and videobook producer, professionally trained Voice Actor, and author of “The Author’s Guide to AudioBook Creation.”

Our Team
*Audible Approved producers are the best audiobook producers in the business. Most have narrated and/or produced over 50 audiobooks that are available on Audible.com and have a verifiable record of achievement in the audiobook industry. These producers are identifiable on the ACX website by a special icon in their narrator profiles.

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Richard is a four-time winner of Edge Studio’s National Script Recording Contests.

Audible Site ~ Facebook ~

The Tour Schedule:

Nov 21 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of Beyond Flight or Fight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of Beyond Flight or Fight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 25 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / giveaway
Nov 25 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / giveaway
Nov 28 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of Beyond Flight or Fight / giveaway
Nov 29 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30 – Stephanie Jane – book review of Beyond Flight or Fight / giveaway
Dec 5 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – audiobook review of Beyond Flight or Fight / giveaway
Dec 6 – I’d Rather Be At The Beach – audiobook review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / giveaway
Dec 7 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of Beyond Flight or Fight / author interview / giveaway
Dec 8 – Books for Books – audiobook review of Beyond Flight or Fight
Dec 8 – 
fundinmental – books spotlight / giveaway
Dec 13 – Books for Books – audiobook review oof City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette
Dec 14 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / giveaway
Dec 15 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of Beyond Flight or Fight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 16 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book review of City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Signed copy of Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs (1 winner) (USA) (ends Dec 17)

To Enter the Giveaway click on the Rafflecopter link below:

BEYOND FLIGHT OR FIGHT Book Tour Giveaway

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2 Comments
  1. Sunny Weber, Author

    Thanks for highlighting my books! Let’s join together to save more dog lives by educating the people who care for them!

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  2. Sunny Weber, Author

    Thank you for your encouraging review of my book! My goal has always been to save more dog lives by helping the people who care for them. I appreciate your kind words~

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