Training for Fearful or Reactive Dogs

Training and Behavioral Modification for the Fearful or Reactive Dog

  • 1 hour
  • Starting at:
  • Littleton

Service Description

For dogs who are fearful or reactive, the program is even more individualized than the other Good Dogs Stay training programs. Typically training will begin with two 30-minute long sessions a week in order to allow the dog to decompress. During the decompression process, you and Misty will begin to counter condition the emotional response to triggering stimuli (strange people or dogs at home or in public, etc) using positive reinforcement. Close attention will be paid to your dog's “threshold behavior” with the goal of increasing the dogs tolerance while easing fear and anxiety. In other words, it is always assured that your dog will not have a negative experience during training that might set them back. This piece of training moves forward strictly at the dogs pace and is the most time consuming part of reactivity training. Once the decompression process begins to successfully progress, behavior adjustment training (BAT training) will be used to train for an opposite behavior than the one previously shown (aka habit reversal training) As always, only positive reinforcement training will be used. The end goal is different for each animal, and each program is designed to meet the dog where he or she is in order to take them to a happier and more balanced state of “dogging.” As with all other packages, training is completed with the goal of the dog successfully performing each of the “Good Dog 15” behaviors, and training will continue until the goals set for the dog are met. The “Good Dog 15” behaviors: - Sit - Stay - Name Game - Leash Training - Bite Inhibition - Appropriate Play - Kennel Training - Recall Game - Beginning and Advanced Focus - Beginning and Advanced Greetings - Beginning and Advanced Recall - Place - Touch - Barking control - 2 tricks for fun

Cancellation Policy

Good Dogs Stay requires 24 hour prior notice to the first class for a full refund. After 1st class, refunds will be given if cancelled within 24 hours. private lessons are non refundable in the package however reschedules are welcome. Reschedules on group classes are at trainer discretion.

Contact Details

  • Littleton, CO, USA