Reactive Rover
What is Reactivity?

A "reactive" dog is a dog who has an over-the-top reaction to people or dogs in their environment. This could include barking, lunging, growling, or showing teeth. This Reactive Rover class is specifically designed for dogs who show these reactive-type behaviors on leash.

How do you fit multiple reactive dogs in one room?

We make it work! Each dog is behind a visual barrier so he can't see other dogs until he's ready. Our training assistants make sure no dogs come into contact with each other as they enter and exit the building. We also use super tasty treats to help change your dog's reaction to other dogs or people.

Adult 101

Each week dogs learn a new skill, while also building on previously learned behaviors. This is a great starter class if you're interested in earning a Canine Good Citizens title. Dogs are separated into multiple stations to help minimize distractions and encouraged to enter the building one at a time.
The following topics are covered in class:

  • Sit, down and stand on cue
  • Loose-leash walking
  • Coming when called
  • Leave-it and drop it
  • Sitting politely as a stranger approaches
  • Stay


CGC is a training program that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. Before signing up for CGC, your dog should know some basic skills like sit, down, and stay. Dogs should also be friendly and comfortable around unfamiliar people and dogs.

Your dog will be tested on the following skills:

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

  • Your dog will allow a friendly stranger to approach it and speak to the handler in a natural, everyday
Test 2: Sitting politely for petting
  • This test demonstrates that the dog will allow a friendly stranger to touch it while it is out with its
Test 3: Appearance and grooming
  • This practical test demonstrates that the dog will welcome being groomed and examined.
Test 4: Loose-leash walking
  • This test demonstrates that your dog is walking in a heel position and focused on his
Test 5: Walking through a crowd
  • This test demonstrates that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and is under control in public
Test 6: Sit and down on cue and staying in place
  • This test demonstrates that the dog will respond to the handler’s cues to sit and down. After, the owner chooses the position for leaving the dog in the
Test 7: Coming when called
  • This test demonstrates that the dog will come when called by the The handler will walk 10 feet from the dog, turn to face the dog, and call the dog.
Test 8: Reaction to another dog
  • This test demonstrates that the dog can behave politely around other dogs. Two handlers and their dogs approach each other from a distance of about 20 feet, stop, shake hands and exchange pleasantries, and continue on for about 10
Test 9: Reaction to distraction
  • This test demonstrates that the dog is confident at all times when faced with common distracting situations. The dog may express natural interest and curiosity and/or may appear slightly startled but should not
Test 10: Supervised separation
  • This test demonstrates that a dog can be left with a trusted person, if necessary, and will maintain training and good

Puppy Manners

  • This course is designed to benefit puppies of all ages (up to 1 year)
  • Focus on building automatic behaviors (dog performs appropriately without having to be given instruction from owner)
  • Empower puppies to learn new skills, have fun, and be rewarded for making the right choices
  • Build handler focus
  • Goal: teaching our puppies quote "manners". What i mean by that is we need show our puppies how to live and thrive in our human world. I want our puppies to not only have obedience skills, but more importantly be able to understand human environments and what is expected of them in those particular environments. Dogs are not machines, they are sentient beings and I want you to be able to live cohesively and build a strong relationship with your dog.

CU Puppy

  • This course is designed to benefit puppies of all ages (up to 1 year)
  • "Preventative medicine" Proactive measures to prevent reactivity and overexcitement
  • If already showing reactivity (barking at dogs, shying away from new people/dogs) then this class will address how to give your puppy coping skills for those scary situations
  • Goal: to raise calm and confident puppies
  • Build focus on handler
  • Build trust in owner
  • Teach handlers how to assess the environment and not put their dog into situations that may cause stress
  • Confidence building

Walk with Me

  • No reactive dogs
  • Advanced class for teaching loose leash walking
  • Must have foundation leash behaviors (such as previous obedience class)
  • Goal of class is not to have a perfect heel at 6 weeks, this is unrealistic, instead it is designed to give handler the skills to teach loose leash walking.
  • Perfect heeling could take a couple of months, but for some it may take up to a year to walk perfectly next to you for long durations