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Reactive Dog Training Classes

What are they?
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. We have three different levels to choose from. 


Reactive Dog Class

Our Reactive Dog Classes will resume in the Fall. Please keep an eye out on new dates. If you are in need of help with your reactive dog, we can do private sessions. Contact me at and we can set something up.

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…

Level One - Essential Reactive Dog Class

Level One is our Essential Reactive Dog class. It is 6 consecutive weeks. The first two sessions are on Zoom. In the first Zoom, we’ll help you gain more insight into your dog’s behavior and how we work with it to make it better. The second Zoom session we cover dog body language and communication, and address all of the logistics of the in-person classes for the following weeks. 


Once you sign up , we will send you a packet of information about leash reactivity.  This information covers what we’ll go over in our first Zoom session.  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. We give you the tools to be able to work on this behavior in your home environment.

Our Next Reactive Dog Class Begins: 

Our Reactive Dog Classes will resume in the Fall 2024. Please keep an eye out on new dates. 

If you are in need of help with your reactive dog, we can do private sessions.

Contact me at and we can set something up.


Have You Successfully Completed Our Level One Reactive Class

and Now Feel Ready to Go Out Into the Real World?


Level Two - Out And About With Your Reactive Dog

Prerequisite is successful completion of our Essential Reactive Dog Class. 

Please contact Beth to confirm that this class will be appropriate for your dog:

Level Two is for those of you that have completed our Level One - Essential Reactive Dog Class. 

We'll take it to the next level and work in real life situations. Each week, we'll meet at a different location and practice the skills that we learned in the first class. This class is four weeks long. 

This will be an outdoor class. Weather permitting. Locations will vary.

Our Next Level Two Class Begins: 


Class is four sessions long. 

60 minutes per session. 

Locations vary.

Cost: $200

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