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Stress Release

For Dogs: The Canine Emotional Detox

Diane Garrod


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The Canine Emotional Detox differs from other books on stress because it focuses on the right combination of elements to reduce stress and to date has over 196 permission-based cases. Take a look at selected before and after photos, pattern discoveries and findings through real life research approach with dogs in a variety of environments, situations, and behavioral challenges. The book is filled with the who, what, where, when, how and why of stress and its affect on dogs.
Author, Diane Garrod takes a look at the dog from the inside out, from diet to waste analysis, to release of stress chemicals within the body and the brain and how the dog thinks and processes information. Think of the CED as a three-day intensive stress neutralization, with the canine taking a well-needed, and deserved holiday, or vacation in a spa-like, pampering process and a way to learn more about the individual dog in the process. From this perspective a final anaylsis is created, which becomes a customized behavior modification process.
What does the CED do?
•Reduces behavior problems.
•Enhances communication and relationships.
•Neutralizes harmful stress chemicals causing distress or chronic/acute stress.
•Takes into account the individual dog's emotions and feelings.
•Asks how is the dog coping with real life by uncovering patterns.
•Explores how the dog handles touch.
•Shows how the dog thinks and processes information with mentally tiring activities.
•Creates a productive, results-oriented behavior modification process.
•Builds knowledge of the canine, their environment, their family.
•Prepares the dog to learn better, faster and retain longer.

BookBaby, 9781098377403, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2021

About the Author

Diane Garrod, PCT-A, CC1, FF1, BScjOwner/Behavior Analyst and Consultant/Trainer Canine Transformations, Langley, Washington (celebrating 13 years) – Awarded 2016 and 2017 Best Business category Dog Trainer by Langley, WA Awards Committee - Creator of the Canine Emotional Detox: Stress release protocol for challenging canines (over 700 cases to date) - Bachelor of Science Communication/minor in Journalism; Expertise in aggression, reactivity and fear in dogs, International speaker; Let's Talk Dog series creator
Diane has worked with a multlitude of animals – alpaca, llama, horses, fox, wolves, wolf hybrids, spider monkeys, chimpanzees, parrots of all kinds, cats and most importantly dogs with behavior problems, which is her passion. The ABA principles are always at forefront, as well as mark/reward system for nonconfrontational communication between species.
Founding member, Pet Professionals Guild
Professional Member of Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)
Charter member, NATE (National Association of Treibball Enthusiasts)
Member and certified instructor and judge, ATA (American Treibball Association)
Certifications, Accreditations:
PCT-A (Professional Canine Trainer - Accredited)
Guild Certified Tellington Touch Practitioner CA1
Fear Free Certification - VetFolio by Marty Becker, DVM (fear free veterinarian practices) FF1

Dog Tired: Understanding Sleep (Toni Shelbourne – Dog Training College) 2020
Resource Guarding (Ken McCort program)
Animal Behavior (Melbourne University)
Theriogenology University Minnesota)
Writing for the Sciences (Stanford University)
Fear in Dogs (Debbie Jacobs seminar)
Cognition and Emotion (Duke University Basic Neuroscience
Workshops and Seminars (continuing education):
Certificate of attendance, Nando Brown seminar, Predation and Aggression 2017
Certificate of attendance, Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr, Defensive Handling and Aggression 2017
Has held workshops around the world and works with cases around the world with "online modality".

Dogsports - Training and competing in:
RallyO and RallyO Freestyle
Puppy Growth (private only)
Confident Transformations classes for fearful dogs and Four levels of reactive dog classes
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blog contributor: and Day in Life of Behavior Trainer blog:
Phone: 360-320-9251
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Published Articles: Sept 2016, Dodging Euthanasia with Force Free techniques - a story about my own new adoptee, Skye (mini-australian shepherd) who had a five bite history sending owner to ER and ending up in quarantine with euthanasia on the table scheduled for next day. We've had him nine months, all force free training and absolutely no further bites. He had many other high-level aggression issues (hated men, hated big dogs, leash aggression, OCD ball play behavior and extreme resource guarding). This is a story about how he was taught and where he is today, nine months later, Sept 22, 2016.
2017 Cover Article Multi-Dog Households Fighting protocol – a how to in working through issues in a multi-dog household fighting situation. Barks from the Guild
2018 Cover Article January Stopping Behavior Problems before they Start – 10 steps for puppies, newly-adopted dogs and resident dogs checklist. Barks from the Guild
2019 Aggression series – four part series
2020 Stress series – four part
2020 upcoming article on Resource Guarding
Upcoming book on systematic stress release in dogs
DVD available: - The Canine Emotional Detox: Stress Release Protocol for Challenging Canines by Diane Garrod