Reactive Dog Class
Starts 6th April, 9am
Our Relax! Don’t React! Training Course is run over four weeks comprising of a one hour sessions, per week.
It has been specifically designed to help dogs who display behaviours such as aggression, reactivity, barking, or lunging towards other dogs or humans due to fear, anxiety, excitement or frustration.
We’ve updated the content, so that you’ll be working around different dogs and learning the most up to date skills to help your individual dog.
We always provide lots of space to ensure as much success as possible.
What Are You Going To Learn?
Week 1: Understanding Reactivity and Building Trust Objective:
Lay the foundation for trust and understanding between the dog and the handler, while introducing the concept of reactivity and its triggers.
The first initial session is theory and observations based.
Due to reactivity being such a complicated and highly debated topic, we aim to educate you on some of the most important aspects throughout the whole course, without worrying about having to handle your dog.
This will be held in an inside environment, where we will observe our dogs working on methods that you will be learning with your own.
- Introduction to the rehabilitation program: Explain the goals and structure of the course.
- Establish a safe space: Create a designated area where the dog feels comfortable and secure.
- Full assessments of your dog to identify their reactive behaviours.
- Learn about the 3 D’s of dog training and how you’ll be implementing them over the course
- Put the course content into action for your dog
- Discuss Counter Conditioning, Desensitisation, Thresholds and Trigger Stacking, learning how best to implement each techniques and reduce the reactions to bring the very best results in your rehabilitation journey
Before this lesson, you will be asked to provide video evidence of your dog during one of their reactions for analysis
Due to this being difficult to capture on your own, we advise you get assistance in order to record them.
We advise three separate incidents of reactions if they’re already happening for your assessment.
We don’t want to stress dogs out, so if you’ve ben actively avoiding triggers, please don’t put your dog into a situation that is scary for them.
Footage under threshold is fine.
Alright, let’s dive into our second session! This week, we’re kicking off with something we can make really exciting: ‘Ignore That Dog’ training method. 🐾
I want you to know right off the bat that your reactive dog is already capable of incredible things. Together, we’re going to show you just how amazing they are!
During this session, we’ll work on refining the method until it’s as reliable as your morning coffee. 😄
Seriously though, with the right approach and setup, you’ll be amazed at how your dog can learn to ignore distractions like other dogs, so easily.
Once we’ve nailed down the basics, we’ll move on to the next step of the method. And guess what? We won’t move forward until you and your dog feel totally confident and ready.
Oh, and don’t worry about your furry friend getting tired. We’ll make sure there are plenty of rest breaks built into our sessions.
Between classes, I’ll be counting on you to keep up the good work at home. Practice makes progress, after all!
Get ready to show off those skills at our next session. You’ve got this! 🐶💪
Welcome to Week Three, where we’re diving into all the ways you can help guide your reactive dog through those tricky moments, that really count! 🐾
You know those heart-pounding moments: the unexpected corners, surprise encounters, head on stare off’s and those dreaded off-lead dogs popping up out of nowhere.
But fear not! By the end of this session, you’ll be armed with all the tools you need to tackle those nerve-wracking situations like a pro.
We’re going to focus on teaching your dog to respond to cues like “this way” and “let’s remain calm” when faced with those spine-chilling scenarios.
Together, we’ll practice until those commands become second nature for both you and your furry friend.
You’ll be amazed to see how your dog learns to look to you for guidance, even when faced with an approaching dog.
It’s all about teamwork, and we’re in this together. You’ve got this! 🐶💪
Welcome to Week Four, where your patience is about to pay off big time! 🐾
This week, we’re tackling one of the most crucial aspects of reactive dog training, and guess what? It’s often taught wrong.
But not on our watch!
We’re diving into the world of tolerance and reinstalling patience in both you and your dog, because let’s face it, I bet their patience (and yours) is wearing thin!
Patience skills and being able to take a second to think about their behaviour, can truly be the key to managing that reactivity, ten times better than it currently is.
We’re going to push the boundaries a bit this week, helping your furry friend navigate through tougher situations with grace and composure.
Can your dog stay calm while another, plays nearby? Or sit quietly as they’re approached by another dog?
In this lesson…You bet they can!
By the end of this, they’ll be mastering these skills like a pro. And guess what? It’s also graduation week! 🎓
So get ready to celebrate all the progress you’ve made together and see your dog earn their awards!
You two will make an unbeatable team! 🐶
🌟 It’s time to put all your hard work to the test as we gear up for graduation!
But don’t worry, this isn’t your typical sit-down-and-stress test.
Nope, it’s a practical-based challenge designed to showcase everything you’ve learned throughout the course.
To make the grade, you’ll need to have been a dedicated attendee to each and every lesson. After all, practice makes paw-gress!
Throughout our time together, we’ve had some pretty important goals in mind:
🐾 Boosting your awareness and deepening your understanding of your furry friend’s natural way of communicating.
🐾 Getting savvy at spotting those calming signals and stress indicators your dog sends your way.
🐾 Learning the ropes on how to sidestep problem behaviours before they even have a chance to rear their pesky heads.
🐾 Recognising both your strengths and your dog’s limitations—hey, we all have ’em!
🐾 Becoming fluent in the language of Attention, Guidance, and Patience, especially when it comes to mingling with other dogs.
🐾 Wrapping your head around the concept of engagement and its crucial role in your dog’s journey to rehabilitation.
🐾 Building up your toolkit with a variety of training methods tailored to your dog’s unique needs.
🐾 Equipping you with the confidence to carry on with the training solo—because you’ve got this, no doubt about it!
So get ready to strut your stuff and show off all that progress you’ve made?
Let’s get you ready to graduate in to the real world, and I can tell you now, I couldn’t be prouder of my graduates! 🎓
See them below 🐶
Let’s do this!
Receive additional bonus' and support!
Guess what? When you sign up for our awesome course, you’re not just getting the usual training sessions. Nope, we’ve got some extra goodies lined up just for you!
First off, let’s talk about our super special WhatsApp group. It’s like having a support squad right in your pocket, ready to cheer you on and offer advice whenever you need it.
Whether you’ve got a burning question or just need some encouragement, we’ve got your back throughout the entire month of training!
And that’s not all—your welcome pack and all the resources you’ll need for the course are included too.
With updated video content and easily digestible learning, you are guaranteed to succeed.
We’ve thought of everything to make sure you have everything you need to succeed.
But here’s the thing: our classes tend to fill up fast.
We hate seeing those regretful emails from folks who missed out, so don’t let that be you.
Secure your spot today and join us for a month of fun, learning, and lots of tail-wagging moments.
Can’t wait to see you there! 🎉🐶
The Graduation Wall
Class of 2023/2024
Claire went on holiday to Zimbabwe last year and she became so popular, they filled up classes there too!
Her training skills helped to raise around $450 to help with Rhino Conservation