Reactive and Fearful Dog Classes

Reactive and Fearful Dog Classes

Does your dog have special needs? We can help!

Does your dog growl, bark, or lunge when seeing people or other dogs? We have 3 levels of classes to address leash reactivity. Each course is devoted to helping your dog remain calm and attentive, while also providing the handling skills you need to feel confident on the other end of the leash.

If loud noises, novel objects, people, or other dogs cause your dog to cower or flee, our fearful dog class can help. This course is intended for dogs who exhibit fear without barking, growling, lunging or biting. Gently and gradually we will build their confidence so you may enjoy more of the world with your companion.

Reactive Dog Rehab

If your dog aggressively lunges and barks at dogs and/or people on walks, you know how stressful it is to take him anywhere. Canine PhD helps you get your dog’s reactivity and aggression under control. In a carefully controlled setting, we’ll teach your dog how to relax in real-life situations. We’ll also strengthen your handling skills so you feel more confident at the other end of the leash. Two instructors per class, so students will have a lot of personalized instruction. There is a limit of 6 dogs in class.

Indoor Class
Semester: 7 weeks
Tuition: $325
Prerequisites: Custom Consultation and 4 Private Lessons

Outdoor Class
Semester: 7 weeks
Tuition: $280
Prerequisites: Indoor Class or private training

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Fearful Fido

Is your dog inexplicably afraid of loud noises, certain kinds of objects, strangers, sudden movements, unfamiliar places, and other things that seem harmless? Never fear – canine phobias are no match for our Fearful Fido class! We gradually turn scary into the contrary through gentle training exercises. Your dog will show more confidence as his anxiety wanes, so you can have more fun together in more places.

Semester: 7 weeks
Tuition: $265
Prerequisites: Custom Consultation

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Fun for Your Reactive Dog

Fun For Your Reactive Dog

After you and your dog have completed our Reactive Rehab class, you can continue reducing your dog’s anxiety level and building his confidence in our reactive dog continuing ed class. This is a class for reactive dogs and owners looking to do a little bit of everything – from agility, nosework, tracking, outdoor leash walking, and more. We also customize this class to promote optimal learning for students. As you work together as a team, you’ll learn how to communicate better with your dog and keep his impulses more firmly in check.

Semester: 7 weeks
Tuition: $265
Prerequisites: Reactive Class

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Behavior Workshops

Behavior Workshops

Our workshops are mini-classes that will cover a variety of topics. We will discuss serious problems such as resource guarding, helping fearful dogs, treating separation and and more. We will also have fun workshops such as how to teach your dog to retrieve, intro to dog sports, intro to shaping, etc. These classes will be packed with information. You will learn important skills to help your dog be the best she can be!

Tuition, 2 weeks: $120
Tuition, 4 weeks: $165
Prerequisites: None

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