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by Debbie Jacobs

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I am very excited to join the Life With Dogs team of fabulous bloggers and contributors. I thought I’d introduce myself so you would know what was in store in my upcoming posts.

woman sitting with a black & white dog licking her face The overriding passion in my life is learning about the most effective and humane ways to help fearful, shy, anxious and aggressive dogs feel safer in their world. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with additional certification in clicker training.

I will be sharing information, suggestions and real life sagas about helping our special needs dogs have quality lives being the dogs who they are. There will be no magic bullets or amazing quick fixes, just tried and true, compassionate and kind techniques for changing emotional and behavioral responses in dogs.

I was led to this path by a dog I met while volunteering at the Humane Society of Louisiana’s Camp Katrina, where animals effected by the hurricanes in 2005 were brought. Here’s his story-

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