Reactive Dog Class Update

This presentation is an update of the Reactive Dog Class, taught with the new Click to Calm methodology in place. Utilizing the new design, students are reaching their goals much faster than ever before. For example, in the original set-up of the class, in Week Six, handler/dog teams were still at the point of exposing their dogs to other dogs (neutral) from the vicinity of their barriers. Now, after making a change to the ratio of reinforcement (acknowledgment versus disengagement) as well as adding movement, in Week Six handler/dogs teams are now “bouncing off” of each other sooner—as well as starting to parallel walk and demonstrate other cooperative activities.

Viewers will walk away with a comprehensive plan of what behaviors to present from week-to-week in a reactive dog class in order to ensure success for all handler/dog teams.

Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons has been training dogs for more than 20 years and specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. Emma is a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA), as well as a ClickerExpo faculty member. She gives Click to Calm seminars around the world, teaching others how to manage and rehabilitate reactive and aggressive dogs. Emma is the author of Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog and Teaching the Reactive Dog Class, as well as some best-selling DVDs. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

Emma holds a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and shares her life with her husband, Greg, and their four clicker-trained dogs: three Goldens, Lizzie-Taylor, Kayden-Blue, Austyn-Roque; and a Papillon, Wylie-Rae.