Our Reactive Dog Workshops are goal oriented and designed to keep your dog working and enjoying training in the presence of other dogs or people. We maintain a safe environment for everyone who participates.
- Does your dog struggle to stay calm when seeing other dogs or persons while on leash and exhibit barking, lunging, and other chaotic behaviors?
- Have you taken one of our Reactive Dog classes and you’d like to practice handling your dog in a safe environment?
- Is your dog soooooooooo excited when seeing other dogs or people that they stomp, bark and strain at the leash to greet them?
- Is your dog unable to settle while waiting their turn during exciting sports and activities like agility?
The Reactive Dog Level 2 workshop is less about simple desensitization steps and more about training skills that the dog can perform in the presence of those things that trigger stress, excitement or fear.
In our Reactive Dog Level 2 workshop we will add new skills and increase criteria from our first workshop:
- More frequent exposures to other dogs and people
- Working on skills in the presence of other dogs and people
- Continue to learn how to safely handle your dog in any situation!
Maximum 6 working dogs. Because of the small size, individual attention is given to each working dog team. Auditors are limited to 20. Auditors, please leave your dog at home.
Dogs will be worked one at a time and worked with each other. Dogs will spend some time in the car in between working sessions. If your dog loves his crate, bring it!
About the instructor
Donna Savoie is a certified behavior consultant and certified trainer who has been successfully working with Reactive Dogs for over 15 years. Fluent in many protocols including Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT), having working directly with Grisha Stewart and is a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor or CBATI, Click to Calm, having worked directly with Emma Parsons on many occasions. Look at That (LAT), having worked directly with Leslie McDevitt through the International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants Courses, Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) and solid obedience training.
Please note that this workshop is not a complete review of the techniques listed above.