- 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?
This Reactive Dog Workshop will introduce owners of overly stimulated dogs to proven behavior modification techniques geared toward teaching your dog alternate behaviors, building confidence, and being calm in the presence of other dogs and people.
- Learn techniques to desensitize your dog to the presence of other dogs or people to build coping skills to be able to work, walk and train while on a leash.
- Learn techniques to teach impulse control so that your dog can think first and then behave rather than reacting reflexively to other people or dogs.
- Learn to recognize and reinforce desired behavior.
- Learn to teach very strong alternative behaviors to barking, lunging and other chaotic behaviors.
- Learn why corrections may not work and can make the behaviors worse.
And so much more!
Maximum 5 working dogs. Because of the small size, individual attention is given to each working dog team.
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.