Spirit Animal Sanctuary

Where dogs learn how to let go of their fears and enjoy life.


Spirit Animal Sanctuary

Spirit Animal Sanctuary

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Fear Aggression, What You Should Know !

Fear Aggressive Dogs

For you to have a better understanding of exactly what fear aggression is, look at from a phobia point of view. The fear aggressive dog can display one type of phobia or a wide variety of phobias, such as; anthrophobia,  autophobia, brontophobia, cynophobia, iatrophobia , kainotophobia , ligyrophobia, monophobia, ochlophobia, ophthalmophobia.

There’s a lot more phobias I can list here, but I think you get the idea. Where people who are afflicted with what can be a debilitating phobia, rationally and logically, in their mind at least, can say  “I shouldn’t be afraid of these things”. Even though they may have a very difficult time getting past their own phobias, regardless of their logic.

Now, as much as we would like to believe it, our dogs simply do not have the reasoning capabilities, to think “I shouldn’t be afraid of that”. Not that those reasoning capabilities have helped out our dogs human counterparts, that are afraid of things.

By the way, all the phobias listed are human phobias.

  1. anthrophobia- fear of humans
  2. autophobia- fear of solitude
  3. brontophobia- fear of thunder and lightning
  4. cynophobia- fear of dogs
  5. iatrophobia – fear of going to the doctor
  6. kainotophobia – fear of change
  7. ligyrophobia – fear of loud noises
  8. monophobia- fear of being alone
  9. ochlophobia – fear of crowds
  10. ophthalmophobia- fear of being stared at

Fearfulness is not abnormal behavior for your dog, it’s normal.

Hope this helps you understand a little bit better why your dog shows fear aggression in certain situations.

Thanks for visiting

The Spirit Dog

See how once fearful dogs are now happy. https://www.facebook.com/SpiritAnimalSanctuary/photos?ref=page_internal

The Sanctuary http://www.spiritanimal.org/the-sanctuary/



© A.S. Papszycki 2013

From Sad Fear Aggressive Dog To Happy Dog

Scared Dogs

Some people have said “I work magic” when it comes to helping troubled dogs, while others have called me “A miracle worker”.  It’s very flattering and yes it does make me feel good. The reality of it is, I am neither a miracle worker nor do I work magic. Through many years of living with and working with many, many dogs I understand what makes them happy and I understand their fears. I have learned to communicate with them on their level, not ours. By using the most basic of all communication forms, emotions. This is the essence of communicating with animals.

What your going to see in the two pictures below, is Bruno. Bruno came to us (spirit animal sanctuary) from a Florida dog rescue, because he suffered from severe nervousness and fear aggression.

Nervous dog before Spirit

Nervous dog before Spirit

This is Bruno dealing with his demons, before spirit animal.


Bruno smiling at Spirit

Bruno smiling at Spirit

This is Bruno, after his doggy exorcism.


Who am I, I’m The Spirit Dog (Alan Papszycki)


Spirit Animal Sanctuary

Spirit Animal Sanctuary

The Spirit Dog

Spirit Animal Sanctuary
2539 East Road
Boonville, New York 13309

© 2011 a.s.papszycki

Spirit Animal Sanctuary Videos: Carci, Bubbers, Big-E-Banks and Bear Bear

Spirit Animal Sanctuary

The Happiness Factor

Is the key to a centered and well adjusted dog.



Your love and generous support, makes this all possible.

Donate Today

Alan Papszycki  “The Spirit Dog”
President and Founder
Spirit Animal Sanctuary. 2539 East Road . Boonville, New York 13309


Happy Holidays from Spirit Animal Sanctuary’s Founder Alan Papszycki

I’d like to wish you and your loved ones, a very merry holiday and a happy and safe new year.


Alan Papszycki
Spirit Animal Sanctuary

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

The Spirit Dog

Caring for 85 Dogs Everyday How Long Does It Take

So, how long do you think it takes me, The Spirit Dog, to tend to 85 dogs each and every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 366 days a year on leap years. So, what do you think, how long, but before you answer there’s just a little bit more, I also tend to 1 Iguana, 1 Macaw, 1 Quaker Parrot, 4 Cockatiels and 2 zebra finches.

To help you out some, let me run through my daily Summer routine for you. The Winter takes a tiny bit longer only because we have 6 forced hot air heaters 75,000 BTU’s apiece, that everyday have to be individually filled with 5 gallons of kerosene each. This is the North Country, baby.

The normal routine everyday is, feed 85 dogs, fresh water for 85 dogs, do the  scrape that means, scrape up all of the bedding hay and wood shavings that are used in case somebody has an accident before replenishing with second or third cut hay and shavings. Cleaning up after them outside. Tend to the minor health issues that you always have with animals, hot spots, ear infections, the occasional respiratory infection, the couple of guys we have with chronic skin diseases, one dog on medication for seizures, administering Panacur when needed, tending to the normal bumps and bruises dogs get because just like little kids they don’t watch what their doing. You know, normal stuff like that.

What the daily dog routines don’t include are the emergency and non-emergency trips to our veterinary office, which sometimes seems like it’s a normal routine. The normal grooming of shaving dogs down when they need it and clipping nails.

Now with the smaller animals, the small birds get fresh water and seed everyday, along with millet and either green leaf or Romain lettuce for their browse. The Macaw gets fresh water and seed along with a variety of hard nuts and peanuts with of course some kind of browse.

The Iguana everyday gets a variety of greens that always include escarole and or collard greens, with the occasional Bok choy thrown in, and fresh water in her little bathing tub.

Additionally, all the birds and the Iguana get misted everyday.

I think that’s it, the above doesn’t include the regular errands to pick up animal and or sanctuary supplies.

So what do you think ? Is there enough time in a day to do all this and still get some sleep.

I’m gonna do two Poll Daddy, Polls for this one. This is a little tricky, because there are two correct answers. The first question will be, “How long does it take to do all the above stuff, without petting, playing, hugging, kissing and just hanging out with the dogs”. This one has to do with how long it takes me to efficiently go through my daily animal care routine, if there are other things I just gotta do on that day.

The First Poll.

The second question is, ” How long does it take when I’m spending time with the dogs, petting, playing and all that good stuff”.

This coming Sunday I will give you the answers.

The Spirit Dog

© 2009 a.s.papszycki

The Spirit Dogs Big Dog House Update

The Electric Is On !!

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The Electric Is On !!

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Dave Ward, of D.G.Ward Electric and his crew showed up Thursday morning to install the two transformers, trim a couple trees and do the final connect to the main power grid.








To all of our friends, animal lovers and supporters, Thank you very much. Without your generous donations over the year, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this so quickly.

Because of your generosity, we will have accomplished inside of five years, what many of the larger and much more well known animal rescue organizations took twenty five to thirty years to do.

Thank You-Thank You- Thank You-Thank You

The Spirit Dog

Alan Papszycki
Spirit Animal Sanctuary Inc.
2539 East Road
Boonville, New York 13309


Spirit Animal Sanctuary, is an IRS registered 501(c)3 charity. We receive no state or government funding.

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