Reactive Dog Class provides owners with critical handling skills so they are well equipped to deal with challenges that may arise in their communities, and providing dogs with the life skills they need to exist comfortably and thoughtfully in environments that previously provoked anxiety and heightened arousal levels and reactivity.
Some dogs are uncomfortable in the presence of strange people, other dogs, or both. Their anxiety can be expressed in a variety of ways. Some may bark and lunge on the leash, hackles raised and pupils dilated. Others might shut down, trying to hide behind their owners with their tails tucked between their legs and their ears flat against their skulls. Both types of dog can benefit from this class.
K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs. It provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise. Dogs are introduced to the basics of the search games through the use of boxes and their favorite treat reward or a toy if they are very “toy driven”. This class is focused on building the dog’s confidence to search and solve problems independently while exposing the dog to various environmental challenges as they learn to focus on searching.
By combining the 2 classes of Reactive Dog and Nose Work the benefits are amazing. In this class you will learn to teach your pooch the skills needed to face their triggers in a new way by looking to their handlers for guidance.
In Nose Work, you enter into the dog’s world and you come from a different perspective, and the dog is the teacher essentially teaching you how to read your dog better.
You will build mental enrichment and confidence in your dog as well as create a more behaved, happier pooch. You will help to develop more focus in your dog and by reinforcing what you learn when both worlds are combined, you will create a stronger bond with your faithful companion.
Proof of vaccinations and a clear fecal exam every 6-months are required to take part in all classes. Proof of vaccinations must be received prior to the first day of class.
- Clear fecal exam every 6 months
Please understand there must be 3 students confirmed for class to run. There are no make ups available for Reactive/Nosework.
Classes start Friday, September 22nd:
Meets: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/27 & 11/3 (NO CLASS 10/20)
Instructors: Mary Pat Jones & Sue Sentowski
- 2 Certified Trainers will be working with you: Mary Pat Jones and Sue Sentowski
- Each class is limited to 7 students/pooches
Please call (773) 961-8880 to reserve your spot! Classes will fill up quickly.