Fear & Over-reactivity

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Learn real-life practical strategies to help dogs feel happy and confident and remain below threshold (avoid over-arousal of nervous system) in their day-to-day environments. Receive instruction on the basics to address the underlying causes of behaviours such a lunging, barking, avoidance, shutting down, etc.

This class consists of two parts:

  1. A Private session (pre-requisite): $136.50* Held online or in your yard/neighbourhood or other suitable quiet open park area. The session is about an hour and includes customized detailed notes. For those students who are interested in and ready to attend the outdoor group dog walk class, the private session fee includes free attendance to the outdoor group dog walk class for a two-month block.
  2. Group sessions: $21* per 2-month block These are held each week in a quiet, outdoor location in the city (weather permitting). Cost is a flat rate where students can attend as many times as they are able in the two-month block.

*Prices are subject to change. 

Hey Jennifer, 

Just wanted to give you an update on Charlie and thank you again for your great advice in working through his leash aggression.  It’s been a slow road, but a really rewarding one.  

We kept doing your techniques  – both for his leash pulling and for his leash aggression.  He is doing awesome!  He rarely pulls anymore and when he does, we do the stop technique to remind him and he goes quickly back to loose leash walking. 

He doesn’t love following other dogs on leash (still working on that!), but it has been a massive improvement in walking by them while on leash.  He is much calmer and happier.  And we keep working on it every day, slow and steady.  

I hadn’t thought too much of the incremental improvement until another friend with a dog commented that Charlie was dreamy on leash and she wished her dog was like that.  …. To be clear, Charlie’s not perfect.  It’s not like he runs up to each new dog, tail wagging.  But today, on our walk,  a dog starting loosing its mind lunging and growling at Charlie.  We backed off and gave them some distance and Charlie was able to watch that dog reasonably calmly without going off himself.  So for me, it’s a huge improvement.  And I don’t need him to be perfect all at once.  I don’t mind continuing to improve slowly.  😊

Anyways, just wanted to give you an update and say you really helped us.  

All the best, 

Tanya Rogoschewsky