Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog Foundation and Advanced

Reactivity is when a dog’s reaction to a person, dog, environmental object, location, sound, smell or event is disproportionate to the situation and context and would not produce a similar reaction from most other dogs. Problematic behavior is often described as barking, lunging, or even cowering, trying to retreat and avoid contact with the stimulus.

In Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog you will learn how to increase your dog’s focus and attention on you, teach your dog new coping skills in the presence of his triggers and learn new leash handling skills to help you better cope in these often-intense situations. This class focuses on other dogs but the skills learned are applicable to other environmental triggers. The class includes lifetime access to an online classroom packed with course materials and resources. This class is not intended for dogs with aggression toward other dogs or extreme fear of new situations or dogs. Private lessons are available for these types of situations.

We currently do not have a reactive dog class scheduled. We anticipate offering a foundation class in December or January 2020. Please complete our waitlist form to be notified of when we may offer the class. 

Foundation Class: 5 weeks.

This 5-week-class is designed to give you tools to get your dog focused on you rather than barking, pulling or lunging on leash. We will be working in a low distraction environment to focus on getting the behaviors we want in our dogs. You will learn leash walking skills, focus and attention techniques, games, calming techniques, and more. This is a prerequisite class to our advanced class. This class is not appropriate for dogs who exhibit aggression toward other dogs. First class, no dogs.

Prerequisites: None.

Advanced Class: 4 weeks.

In Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog Advanced, you will build upon the skills you learned in our foundation class and begin working with your dog in more distracting environments with other dogs present. Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog Advanced is a 4-week class that continues creating relaxed, focused dogs in the face of their triggers. Skills will be reinforced through challenging, fun exercises while working in a highly distracting environment.

Prerequisites: Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog Foundation or private training with Building Bonds

Price: $Foundation $300. Advanced $200

Class Instructor: Kim Silver

Class Length: Foundation is 5 weeks. Advanced is 4 weeks.

Requirements: If your dog has fear of people and/or is reactive to people your dog may be more suitable for private training. Please contact us for additional details. The foundation class or prior private training with us is a pre-requisite to taking Advanced. Contact us with questions.

Add-ons: Reactivity issues are often more effectively treated with a combination of group classes and private sessions. We offer an add-on that includes three discounted private sessions for pet parents that would like to pursue this route. Private sessions can be used prior to the course, during the course, or within sixty days after the course has ended. Two of the sessions must take place at our training facility. The last sessions can be at your home or another public location in the Tucson area that is suitable for your dog’s progress.

Register for Rockin’ It With Your Reactive Dog Foundation and Advanced now!

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