Working with dogs that are highly reactive to either other dogs, people, or
both. These dogs have typically responded with aggression in the form of
snapping, barking, or biting. The class intends to desensitize the dogs to
the reactants while teaching the dogs basic obedience commands. The owners
are taught confidence building skills to avoid and handle the dogs in everyday
life and the ability to understand the behaviors that signal aggression.
Working with dogs that are extremely timid when exposed to people, other dogs,
or new situations. The class reestablishes the authority of the owner in
order to increase the dog's comfort and security. The class teaches the
dogs basic obedience while gradually exposing them to more stimulating
environments. The class teaches owners to recognize the dog's state of
mind from the dog's behaviors and skills to manage the dog in new situations.
Working with dogs that have basic obedience but are difficult to walk on
leash. Dogs and their owners are taught how to walk with a loose leash,
greet people in a controlled manner, and behave in a calm manner when greeting
other dogs on leash.
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