Designed to help owners with reactive dogs (dogs that react negatively to other dogs and/or people exhibiting behaviors such as growling, barking, lunging, shaking, or shutting down in the presence of such stimuli) learn better management and handling skills. The course is also intended to help recondition the dog’s response to such stimuli to help create a positive association through scientifically proven clicker training methods. The goals of the class are to manage the problem, help with impulse control, teach management techniques, mechanical skills, build focus, and build confidence (in dog, person, and relationship).
The first class is Orientation, which is done without the dogs! This is where the trainer learns about you and your dog and explains how the class will run along with information on reactivity.