This is a two reactive/aggressive dog class so semi-private. It is enough for one dog to contend with and be able to desensitize. Partitions/draping is setup so little viewing first class. Slowly the dogs are desensitized and counter-conditioned, working under threshold to accept another dog in the room. It can be first small stuffed dogs, larger stuffed dogs, my non-reactive medium size dog, then seeing the other dog from afar, closer to 50’ and so on, until dogs are capable of walking past each other at 5 feet without growling or reacting. Better threat assessment.
All reactive/aggressive dogs will need to: 1) have a gentle leader on to control the head 2) have a muzzle on—suggest Baskerville Ultra. Eventually this equipment is used after the 8 session class is over to work further with the dog.
Part of this class is educating the owner/handler how to desensitize, counter-condition and handle the reactive dog, under threshold so that reactivity does not escalate to over threshold-the lunge-bite stage. The dog learns to trust his owner for his safety and learns better threat assessment to judge humans and dogs. His reactivity reduces from the experience of meeting more people and dogs and staying under threshold.
$225.-8 sessions. This course can be repeated for 8 sessions at half cost -$100. for a new dog to work with.
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