Course curriculum

  • 1
    Fireworks Phobia Survival Guide
  • 2
    Getting Started
  • 3
    Chapter #1 - Reduce Sensitivity to Fireworks Sounds
    • Chapter #1 Preview - Desensitization and counter conditioning
    • Handout: Understand desensitization & counter conditioning
    • Counter Conditioning 1 - How to use sound recordings
    • Counter Conditioning 2 - Starting easy
    • Counter Conditioning 3 - Progressing slowly
    • Counter Conditioning 4 - Changing criteria, adding difficulty
    • Conter Conditioning 5 - Important guidelines
    • Counter Conditioning 6 - Introducing play
    • Counter Conditioning 7 - Adding challenges
  • 4
    Chapter #2 - Prepare the best treats to distract from your dog's fears
    • Chapter #2 Preview - Treats!
    • Planning your treats ahead of time
    • Planning your treats carefully - nutrition & safety
    • Testing treats and puzzles ahead of time
    • Making the filling for frozen treats
    • Making a frozen marrow bone treat
    • More fillings and other special treats
    • Making a stuffed trachea & turkey tendon treat
    • Making a simple "Dog Popsicle" (removing containers, plastic)
    • Safely storing your treats
    • Selection of long-lasting frozen treats
    • Other treat & toy ideas
    • Store-bought toys and more
  • 5
    Wrapping Up and Moving Forward
    • Hints and tips for success
    • Fireworks phobia ToDo list
    • Fireworks phobia tools & supplies list
    • Fireworks sound effects resources
    • Fireworks phobia FAQs
    • Sample plan for fireworks day
    • Behavior progress tracking sheet
  • 6
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