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 six online webinars, 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.
This class is available not only to local students, but also to students from outside the DC area.
We will be using GoToMeeting for our online Reactive classes.
Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy)
[email protected], 240-498-9920
Marnie Montgomery (Joyful Dog)
[email protected], 703-554-2384
Fee: $145 for all six sessions
75 minutes per class
Includes Facebook group for students and instructors to discuss specific issues
Mon, Jun 1 – Jul 6, 4:30 – 5:45 pm (full)
Thurs, Jul 9 – Aug 13, 7:30 – 8:45 pm (open for enrollment)
Please check Schedule at a Glance for days off and the last date of class.
If the box is empty, there are no classes currently scheduled. Please join the wait list at the bottom of this page, so we can email you when we schedule the next class.
Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.
Join the Wait List
We use the same wait list for our weekday, weeknight, and online reactive dog classes. You can join the wait list here.
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.