This is a group behavior modification class that focuses on dog-to-dog behavior and leash reactivity. Learn counter-conditioning, improve your handling and management of situations while you condition training routines that will help you and your dog cope with over-stimulating events. Consistent use of the routines and principles taught in class will assist you and your dog in changing behavior, changes that will make walks and outings more comfortable for both of you.
It takes commitment and skill to change strong, driven behaviors so we immerse you and your dog in helpful techniques and routines.
The best candidates for DWA class are dogs with a history of reacting to dogs either on or off leash in an aroused state. This is usually exhibited by hyper-vigilance, barking, growling, lunging, snapping and a general inability to control themselves or respond to their handlers. They should be over 10 months of age and be up to date on basic distemper combination and rabies vaccines.
Handlers should be committed to changing their dogs’ behaviors and be willing to practice the training and conditioning routines daily, even after the course has ended. Dogs with hypervigilence and reactivity to other dogs will be the best candidates for the class.
- Dogs With Attitude 2274: August 31~September 28, 1:30 pm
August 31, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
As the Lead Trainer at Train the Bay, Nancy spent the last three decades dedicated to her training work, to developing the program, and to helping Bay Area dogs and their families. In addition to the hundreds of students she teaches every year, she is the voice behind Berkeley Humane’s free Behavior Advice Hotline, and she evaluates and supports the training of shelter dogs at Berkeley Humane.