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Specializing in feral, traumatized, and other fearful dogs, Rain  Jordan is a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), a  Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), and a fearful dogs expert. She teaches the Extreme Fear in Dogs programs for The Fearful Dogs Project and other anti-aversives programs. Ms. Jordan wrote the first ever essay on learned helplessness in racing industry greyhounds; this seminal work eventually appeared in a 3 part series in The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds magazine. Jordan also writes a twice monthly canine behavior column for her local newspaper in addition to doing private training and behavior work and directing charity programs for companion animals and their humans. The Fearful Dogs Project was one of the earliest of these programs, with its initial efforts for and with fearful dogs beginning in 2014. Ms. Jordan holds a terminal degree (M.F.A.) and has more than 15 years experience teaching adults, including a background teaching in California colleges. She is the author of  Such Small Hands: An Anti-Aversives Primer and The Dog Who Couldn't Be Petted