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.