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Reactive Dog Class

Reactive Dog Training Class

What is it?
A great opportunity to get experience working with your reactive dog in a controlled, safe environment while being exposed to real-life situations and working on desensitizing him to the “triggers” that make him react

Reactive Dog? Don’t Worry, We Can Help!

Through the use of classical and operant conditioning, we strive to change not just the reactive behavior, but also the underlying emotional response that creates it. We use an entirely force-free  approach using no aversive tools or techniques. Using something aversive to your dog to try  to “correct” the behavior often backfires and just creates more fear.

In class you have the opportunity to work with other dogs in a safe setting with professionals to guide you through. Our goal is that no one actually reacts. It’s orchestrated in a way that the dogs only see each other under controlled circumstances. We want to help you better understand what is going  on with your dog and give you the tools to work with it. You will know what to do in certain situations and learn how to better manage this behavior.

Let’s Do This…

Once you sign up for our Reactive Working Sessions, we will send you a packet of information about leash reactivity.  This information covers what we’ll go over in our first Zoom session.  We’ll discuss information to help you gain more insight into your dog’s behavior and how we work with it to make it better. The second Zoom session will address all of the logistics of the in-person classes for the following weeks.  Once we begin the in-person sessions, we will work with you to learn how to watch your dog’s body language, identify their triggers, learn what their threshold distance is, and learn how to use counter conditioning and desensitization to work with them. 

  • Where: PLEASE NOTE: The first two sessions of our September 24th classes are on Zoom at 2:00PM. 

  • Access will be given once you register and pay for class. The remaining 5 sessions are held in person in Damascus, MD. 

  • When: Saturdays. 10:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. Please specify which in person class you want to attend in the drop down menu of the registration page.

  • How Long: Sessions last approximately 60 minutes

  • Cost: $400 for 7 Sessions

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