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.
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.
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:
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.
Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger