Training for Reactive DogsPositive Reinforcement Dog Training in Greater New Haven, CT
Reactive to Relaxed
Make Walks More Enjoyable
Reactive dogs will often bark, lunge and fixate on other dogs, people or objects during their walk. While frustration and sometimes scary, there are ways to help your dog through this. That’s where we come in!
How It Works
Our trainer will come to you work specifically on dog reactivity and associated skills with you and your pup. Goals will be set after your initial consultation.
After each session, our team will send you a writeup of everything we discussed so you have it to look over as you work with your pup. We will also outline some exercises to work on before your next session!
Who It's For
Our Reactive Dog Program is… well, intended for reactive dogs! If you’re unsure what you’re seeing is reactivity, get in touch and we’ll help you find the right plan!
What You Will Learn
Lessons will focus on giving you the skills you need to prevent and handle a reaction while helping your dog change his “feelings” about the trigger.
All learning in all of our training programs is done via positive reinforcement. This means your dog will be rewarded for the correct and response and mistakes will simply be ignored. We will not use force, prong collars, choke collars or e-collars on your dog – guaranteed.
Our Reactive Dog Program includes a consultation, 7 private one-on-one sessions (in-home and on location), a clicker and a treat bag. Additional clickers, treat bags and our favorite training harnesses are available for purchase here.
Thorough write ups and resources will be provided for you after each session!
Piper’s mom says…
“After six sessions with Jess, I can safely say we feel comfortable bringing Piper around with us anywhere! She gave us the tools to help Piper feel confident, and also gave US the confidence that we can handle Piper when she has a reaction.“
Skills for Reactive Dogs
From reactive to relaxed!
New puppy? Congratulations! Raising a puppy is so fun and rewarding but it’s also a lot of work! We’re here to help you learn the best ways to raise your new furry friend and tackle the basics alongside you.
Our Reactive Dog Program Includes:
- One 60-90 minute consultation (in-person or virtual)
- Seven 45-60 minute private training sessions (1x week, 7 weeks)
- A clicker and basic treat bag
- Unlimited virtual support
- Full write-ups and training exercises after each session
Topics and Behaviors Covered Include:
- An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training
- “Capturing” Calm Behavior
- Mat or “Place” Work
- Pattern Games
- How to Handle Reactions
- Real Life Applications
Investment: $925 + tax
More Training Options
Jumping on guests, leash pulling, submissive tinkles, excessive barking… our dogs can do things that make us crazy! Our certified trainer can help you and your dog develop the skills to change behavior for the long run and live harmoniously together!
Group classes are an affordable way to work with your dog or puppy in a group setting under professional guidance. Classes are a great way to expose your dog to new environments and will teach you both how to work around distractions!