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Fear & Reactivity

Any scenario where your dog is fearful or reactive is stressful for all involved. It can even feel impossible to go for walks or to have visitors over. Fortunately, there are plans and strategies that we can put in place to make these events much less stressful for both you and your dog. 

The key to success in fear and reactivity training is to teach our dogs that the things they fear are actually pretty cool.

Ever heard of Pavlov's dog? He learned that a bell predicted dinner and eventually started to salivate when he heard the bell. You've seen this in action any time you grab your dog's food bowl or leash and he comes barreling toward you. It isn't that he loves those sounds. He loves what they predict: good stuff for him. 

We can actually train dogs to like stuff using the same principles and a carefully-executed, incremental plan. It's really powerful stuff that can transform your life with your dog. It can help you break through the communication barriers and get back to the joy. Because your dog is awesome and you want others to see it. We can't wait to show you how.