If you have a dog who barks and lunges at other dogs or people out on walks, this is the class for you! Reactivity is a challenging behavioral problem to address. In this class we teach/build the foundation skills needed to address your dog’s reactivity in the real world.
We will teach behaviors that fall into 3 main areas focus, targeting & heeling. Once your dog has mastered those behaviors in a low-key enviornment, we up the ante by adding distractions. If your dog cannot focus on you while I bounce a tennis ball 2 feet away, they will NOT be able to focus on you when they see another dog.
When you and your dog have demonstrated that you can perform these behaviors solidly with varying distractions, then and only then, do we add another dog. This may take several months to achieve, depending on how consistenly and dilligently you practice at home.
That is why this is a 4-week class that can be repeated as many times as needed to master these behaviors before moving on to our Reactive Rovers course where you will be working with other dogs visible.