Change your dog’s emotional state and make reactivity part of his past not his future.
Dog – Dog Reactivity or Dog – Human Reactivity
Whether you need to take your dog out on a walk to relieve themselves or whether you are just afraid to welcome friends and family to your home because of your dog’s reactivity there may be a solution.
A dog’s barking, growling, lunging, and biting people or dogs can be a scary thing to a pet guardian. It can be embarrassing or frightening when people come to your house. You may be afraid that you might lose control of your animal and someone could get hurt.
Oftentimes the root of these reactive behaviors in your dog is fear. Punishing out the barking and growling only leaves you with an animal that, when it feels threatened, will no longer warn you before biting.
Reactive to Relaxed private on-on-one classes are a collaborative effort between the pet dog guardian, the dog, and the trainer held in the clients home. The family will learn management tools to help their family safe and the dog will learn techniques that will help them become calmer and more confident.
Some dogs are fine at home but are uncomfortable in the wide open spaces you would like to take them to. This Reactive to Relaxed training specifically focuses on dogs that lunge, bark, and sometimes redirect when trying to get at a squirrel, another dog, someone walking by when you are out walking with them. Maybe they even lunge at a bicycle or car that moves past and you are fearful they will get hurt.
Leash reactivity can be the future cause of a guardian’s pulled rotator cuff, being pulled off center to a fall, or worse, being pulled into traffic and is a behavior that is best managed and modified as soon as possible!
Working with an educated Fear Free® Animal trainer will change these behaviors. I train your dog to focus on you and build a positive emotional response where there once was fear. With time, the scary things are less scary. The pet guardian is taught the management techniques needed to help their dog live more comfortably in their daily environment so walks become something pleasurable for both you and your dog.