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. A consultation and private training are required.
Level 1 is our indoor class and is limited to 6 dogs. This class is focuses on “set-ups” and counterconditioning triggers (e.g. people and/or dogs). Dogs work under-threshold, in proximity to the things that can cause reactivity.
Level 2 is our outdoor class which takes place in the “real world”. Skills learned in Level 1 such as focused attention, loose leash skills, settling, are applied to real life where things are more unpredictable.
Level 3 is our reactive dog sampler class. This is a fun class where old and new skills come into “play”. Introduction to sports such as Barn Hunt, Nose Work and Agility are just some of the fun games that are played. Some our reactive dogs even go onto competing in these sports.
Fearful Fido class is intended for dogs who exhibit fear without barking, growling, lunging or biting. If your dog cowers or flees from loud noises, novel objects, people, or other dogs, our fearful dog class can help. Gently and gradually we will build their confidence so you may enjoy more of the world with your companion. Please note, a consultation and private training is required prior to entering this class.