Does your dog lunge, bark, growl, or overreact to dogs, people, or other stimuli? Our online class will teach you how to handle the difficult situations that arise when you live with or walk a reactive dog. It consists of five online webinars and one in-person class (without your dog), and is designed to help your reactive dog become more focused and confident. Registration in the course also includes access to a Facebook discussion group where you can pose specific questions about you and your dog.
This class is not only good for dogs that react to other dogs; it is also the only option for dogs that are reactive to people, including those coming into your home, dogs that have caused serious injury to others, or dogs spooked by trucks, balloons, bikes, or other indoor or outdoor triggers.
The first webinar (required) will prepare you for the second lesson, an in-person session where you will see live demonstrations of the various skills that you will practice with your own dog at home. This session is followed by four more webinars.
Two members of your family can attend the in-person session (children must be 12 years or older). Webinars are open to everyone in your family.
This class can sometimes be taken by people who don’t live in the immediate area. Contact one of the instructors for permission.
Fee: $145 for all six sessions (5 online & 1 on-site)
75 minutes per class online
90 minutes in person (On-site class is without dogs.)
Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy) –
Marnie Montgomery (Joyful Dog)
Dates: Tuesday, May 15 – July 10, 7:30 – 8:45pm (no class May 22, June 19 & July 3)
one on-site class on Tues, May 29, 8:00 – 9:30pm
Is Reactive Dog Class Right For Your Dog?
We have three different types of reactive dog class. To read about all three, go here. Once you have registered for one of the classes, we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire giving us more specific information about your dog’s reactivity. The questionnaire will help us tell if your dog is in the right class.
More Help for Your Reactive Dog
We have handouts on reactive dogs under behavior issues. We also have a list of positive trainers, divided by location, and veterinary behaviorists.
You can register for any of our reactive dog classes here. We use the same wait list for all three types of reactive dog class. You can join the wait list here.