Reactivity Training for Dogs

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Harmony Over Reactivity

Our training approach is simple.
We call it "Control Through Kindness."

Reactivity in dogs can be a challenge when they react excessively to stimuli like other dogs, strangers or noises. We're here to help you and your dog learn to respond calmly and confidently in any situation.

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Understanding Reactivity in Dogs

Reactivity is a common issue among dogs, often triggered by fear, anxiety, or overstimulation.

The triggers for reactivity in dogs – fear, anxiety, and overstimulation – can be likened to human emotional responses. Just as we might feel overwhelmed or anxious without the ability to articulate our feelings, dogs express themselves through their behavior. Understanding the underlying causes is crucial for addressing and managing this behavior effectively.

  • Barking and Lunging: Dogs may bark and lunge towards specific triggers, such as other dogs or strangers.
  • Fear-Based Reactions: Fear or anxiety can lead to reactive responses, often resulting in aggressive displays or attempts to flee.
  • Overexcitement: Some dogs become overly excited and reactive when encountering new people, places, or animals.
  • Leash Reactivity: Reactivity on the leash can make walks challenging and stressful for both you and your dog.

Our Approach to Reactivity

By creating a positive environment and building confidence, we reduce stress, improve behavior and enhance socialization (for both you and your dog).

At Green Leaf Pet Resort, we take a personalized and positive reinforcement-based approach to reactivity training. Our experienced trainers work closely with you and your dog to create a customized plan that addresses the specific triggers and behaviors associated with reactivity.

What You Can Expect From Our Program:

  • Professional Assessment: Our trainers will assess the specific triggers and severity of your dog's reactivity.
  • Custom Training: Together, we'll develop a tailored training plan to address your dog's unique needs.
  • Positive Reinforcement: We use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage calm behavior.
  • Gradual Exposure: We'll gradually expose your dog to trigger situations in a controlled and safe environment to build confidence.

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