A game changer in dealing with Separation anxiety in pets. Nicole Wilde really does a good job here, explaining the behavioral component of Separation anxiety and how to help your fur baby. A good deal of helping your fur baby is consistency, and the plan in the book is an ideal way of keeping track of your paw pals, progress. The extra stories really add a connection that I could feel when reading this book. So lets dive into this quick review and the awesome sauce that this book is in regards to Separation Anxiety.
Nicole really breaks down the different aspects of dealing with Separation anxiety in your pets. She focuses on a few different elements and provides a tremendous value with her suggestions in the text. The book starts off explaining some of the behavioral challenges that people face, as well as exactly what separation anxiety is within pets. She connects well with readers in a humorous manner when transitioning between the different parts of the book. Everything from behavioral challenges to helping you develop a personalized plan, and a ton of extra references.
This book is really easy to read, I think that this book explains this at a reading level that is appropriate for anyone reading above a 7th grade level. The Text is really easy to understand and the author does an excellent job of explaining Separation anxiety. The topic was well researched by the author, and she even refers to some studies that we have referenced here in discussing Separation Anxiety(SA). When referencing these studies she breaks down the information making it really easy to understand. The only things, and it is really minor is that sometimes the writing style is geared more towards one specific gender and not everyone, but this is a minor issue and is hardly even noticeable.
Factual and entertaining
The main purpose of this book was a factual read, however the author does an excellent job of incorporating some humor in the writings, you don’t feel like your reading another self help book here. Nothing really stands out that seems untrue, within the writing style. The information flows really well and gets you to want to read the next chapter. Is it a page turner,? not really but it is entertaining. Of course to be fair, how could a book like this be a page turner anyway, the stories told were entertaining and easily relate to you. After reading some of the insights, or other peoples experiences, I really felt connected as though other people knew what I was experiencing. I laughed with this book, there were some funny sayings in the text, it was overall a good balance between fact and entertainment, which is why we rank this so high in this area.
Presentation of Materials
One thing here that I would like to say is that in my assumed opinion there are plenty of motivating extra’s within the content. I really couldn’t find any negatives within the extra content of the book. This book does a really good job of incorporating images and personal stories in an impressive manner. The short stories within the book about a persons personal experience more than help “paint the Picture” to the reader.
I enjoyed the shorter chapters in this book, it allowed me to get a chapter in while waiting for uber eats to arrive, a pot to boil, or even my Labs bathroom runs outside. I could easily knock out a chapter in less than 15 minutes. The reason this is a positive is because I feel that it contributed to the value of the material. The shorter chapters would normally indicate a quick and free e-book, but the information in this book is really broken down in a manner that is easily understandable. The shorter chapters make the understanding of the material resonate better and give you time to process the information as it pertains to you.
This book could have made better use of their images, however the images appeared to be 100% unique and “Sierra” is really cute, and photographs really well.
The book also contains a guide that helps you follow along with what steps to take, which can be very useful when dealing with Separation Anxiety. The guide was spread throughout the entire book as an example to help you follow along. There are shaded area’s that clearly define what is part of the main content, and what is a little extra content. These shade boxes really add value to the book, and were used really well.
What the heck ? Two platforms only? This is only available on Amazon, and Nook Books, Barnes and noble doesn’t even appear to have a paperback version of this book. We really wish this was available on more platforms for the reader. Don’t Leave Me! is an exciting book that can really help a lot of people, however the lack of resources making it available definitely counts against this book slightly. The below ranking is only for the Availability of the book! It is also available directly from her publishers website, located inside the book.
Emotional Connection with Audience
Nicole Wilde does an excellent job of connecting with her audience in Don’t Leave Me! She is an excellent writer who really gets you to see the perspective of your dog, and helps fill in some of the things that we all take for granted. She provides some excellent advice in terms of the relationship building and behavior expectations from most pet owners. You can tell that Nicole really cares about Sierra, and your dog as well. To be Fair Nicole is a professional Dog Trainer, and the Author of Nine other books related to Dogs and their behavior. Her experience as a writer and trainer really shows in this Book. I walked away from this book, thinking that I would and should follow Nicole’s advice when dealing with separation anxiety in Dogs. All of the things that Suzanne Clothier says about this book are 100% true (quote below), the compassion is there, the gentleness, and the genuineness is all present in Nicole’s writing. This book has a really good emotional balance and really brings home the bacon with an really good guide throughout the entire book. The best thing is that her voice is consistent throughout the entire book.
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Rankings so Far
Factual versus entertaining
One of the main considerations here is did the value outweigh the price that I paid for this book. All of the above items reflect some sort of value in the book, but does the overall value outweigh the price? Lets look at the following: