his class is specially designed for reactive dogs who wouldn’t do well in a regular group training class. We will use environmental management techniques and visual barriers in order to keep our pups safe and working well. Learn about the causes of reactivity and aggression, management strategies, and treatments. Train new, positive behaviors to replace reactive responses. Practice around other dogs, and learn how to use strategies and techniques for real-world situations.
Topics included: canine communication and body language, managing dog interactions, reactivity (leash, barrier, “stranger danger”, etc.), aggression, loose leash walking, recall, training incompatible behaviors, attention & focus, de-sensitization and counter-conditioning of triggers, emergency situations, how to reduce stress and over-arousal, mental enrichment, how diet can change behavior, and more.
**The first week of class will be a people-only orientation.**
Date: Tuesdays, August 28 to October 2 (6 week class)
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Trainer: Jen Larson, KPA-CTP