Reactive, Fearful, or Shy Dogs

 

Reactive, Fearful, or Shy Dogs

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R.E.S.C.U.E. Reactive. Education. Support. Confidence.  Understanding. Energy. 

This class is for dogs that react to people and other dogs by barking, lunging, shutting down and are distressed. Having a dog that is on constant alert and anxious is hard on the owners and the dog. In this class, we will focus on better understanding of your dog's reactivity, how to communication with your dog and we will teach coping skills and desensitizing your dog with positive reinforcement.

PLEASE NOTE: NO DOGS FIRST CLASS!

This class for reactive dogs is limited in size to 5.

Thursdays, 7-8 pm.  Six weeks: 4/8-5/13

Thursdays, 8-9 pm.  Six weeks: 4/8-5/13

*Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks are required for indoor classes.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $189.00
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Control Unleashed® (CU), developed by Leslie McDevitt ,and Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT 2.0)®, developed by Grisha Stewart, rehabilitate and prevent dog reactivity. This 16 week class will examine the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing behaviors and help the dogs learn socially acceptable behaviors that serve the same function. CU and BAT 2.0 build confidence by teaching dogs how to control their environment with little interference from us. CU and BAT 2.0 will empower you and your dog as you learn how to understand your dog while your dog learns to safely interact with people and other dogs. 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.

The first night of class will be lecture only, please do not bring dogs to class. Please bring your dog to class on a soft buckle collar or front clip harness, a six foot leather or nylon leash. No retractable or chain leashes allowed. No prong/pinch collars allowed. Bring 2-3 quart bags of soft, small, easily eaten treats such as hot dogs, cheese or chicken. Bring an inexpensive, portable mat. 

  • You will need a 15 – 20 ft. long line and a front attached harness for the later portion of the class.  Both long lines and harnesses can be purchased at AnnaBelle’s. Training clients receive 15% discount off all leashes. 
  • Both the Control Unleashed® and the BAT 2.0® books are required reading for this class and can be purchased at AnnaBelle’s. 
  • Class size limited to 4 dogs per class.

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm. 16 weeks: 5/4-8/17
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:15 pm. 16 weeks: 5/4-8/17

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $475.00
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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: 4/7-5/12

*Class size is limited. Social distancing practices will be followed.  Masks required for indoor classes.

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations via facsimile or email before the first night of class.

Price: $189.00
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