Reactive, Fearful, or Shy Dogs

 

Reactive, Fearful, or Shy Dogs

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Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT) was developed by Grisha Stewart to rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. BAT® 2.0 helps animals gain confidence and social skills. BAT is a natural method that creates an emotionally safe interaction with minimal intrusion. BAT is especially useful when the “triggers” for frustration, aggression, or fear are living beings, for example when dogs bark at or bite other dogs or people. CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO TEN.

  • BAT gives animals maximum control of safety and other significant events in their lives.
  • BAT arranges safe scenarios where animals can socialize naturally and interact with triggers in socially acceptable ways. 

You will learn:

  • How to encourage or shape a "replacement behavior" that provides your dog with the same function as the unwanted behavior.
  • Why it's important to keep your dog calm in the presence of a trigger while teaching him to make good choices.
  • Practical ways to keep your dog from being pushed into a reactive state in and around your home and on walks. 

Thursdays 6/15-8/31. 6:30-7:30 pm 12 weeks: $240
Thursdays 6/15-8/31. 7:45-8:45 pm 12 weeks: $240

No dogs the first night of class. Please have a 15-20 ft. long line for your dog
and a Freedom Walk or similar front attachment harness. Bring the long line to the first class.

Price: $240.00
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Do you have an anxious dog? Or a reactive dog that barks or lunges at anything new it encounters?  So did I...But not anymore! Learn the techniques I used to move my dog, Arrow from Reactive to Calm or to help your shy pup go from frightened to confident. Experience with the appropriate use of a clicker or handler attendance in the first hour of “Beginning Clicker” is a requirement for this class. Class size is limited.

Wednesdays 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 4/19-5/24
Tuesdays 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 6/6-7/18* *no class 7/4

Price: $120.00
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Is your dog reactive or easily aroused around other dogs and people?  Is he easily distracted or does he have a hard time controlling his impulses when excited?  This course is designed by Carol Hein-Creger of the Canine Training Center to help your dog learn how to relax, focus and work on leash reliably in stimulating or stressful situations. Class size is limited to 8.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m. Six weeks: 6/7-7/12 *NO DOGS FIRST CLASS*

Price: $120.00
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Does your dog lunge, retreat, bark, growl or show fear/aggression towards other dogs, people or environmental situations?  This intro class is for dogs who have minor to mild reactive issues (fear or aggression). In this class you will learn how to read your dog's body language, anticipate behavior and learn how to redirect and defer reactive outbursts. You and your dog will utilize exercises to reduce stress, anxiety and build confidence in order for your dog to handle situations better. Through games, exercises and threshold boundaries, your dog will begin to desensitize and feel safer and more comfortable in high stress situations. If available, students should bring their own crate. Students must bring a blanket/bedding as well as high value soft, easy to swallow treats. Permission of trainer required prior to class registration. Email angie@coolcitydogs.com. Class size limited to 4.

Sundays, 10-11:15 am. Five weeks: 6/11-7/23* *no class on 6/25 and 7/2

Price: $120.00
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The Control Unleashed® class is for fearful/reactive dogs. This six week class will teach the dog and handler skills to cope with stressful situations,giving the dogs the ability to stay calm when faced with the triggers that cause inappropriate reactions. This class is limited. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO HOLD CLASS SPOT.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15 pm. Eight weeks:  4/4-5/23; 6/6-7/25; 8/1-9/19; 10/24-12/12

Price: $120.00
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