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**Note that the days and times will be advised soon. Most likely to start on Saturday the 16th Feb at 11.15am (or the 9th if Sarah is avail). Due to the hot weather the lessons with dogs (see below for more info) will need to be held on a Weeknight; most likely a Wed night. Book to register your interest (choose direct dep to pay closer to the time) and early Feb you will be notified of the planned days and dates (Sarah is away until Feb).
Does your dog bark, lunge or growl at other dogs? This course is designed for dog reactivity / aggression / Sensitivity or fear towards other dogs. This course is also very useful for fearful or over sensitive dogs that cannot calm down in proximity to other dogs. The aim is to reduce behaviours such as barking, lunging, growling, and inappropriate behaviour toward other dogs – by dealing with the cause of the behaviour and teaching the dog new coping skills. *OUR DEC CLASS IS STARTING ON THE 8TH DEC – IT WILL THEN RUN OVER A FEW SATURDAYS AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS TO FINISH IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. THE COURSE IS FULL BUT WE CAN ALLOW AN EXTRA 2 BOOKINGS IF YOU ARE FLEXIBLE WITH TIMES AND DAYS. After this our next course will be in Feb.
The skills taught during the course can be applied over time to have your dog walk calmly on a lead in proximity to other dogs. Behaviours can change quickly though the training and management should be ongoing after the course to keep your dog safe and happy. Set your dog up for success! We can show you how in this course.
Allow up t0 1 hour each week for 5 weeks (Class 1 & 2 may go over an hour). * The first 2 classes are humans only. Classes 3-5 are as per the schedule below. If the weather is bad some classes from weeks 3-5 may be rescheduled.
This course is suitable dog dog reactivity (if dogs are reactive to people contact us prior to booking as we have a flexible course option). The course is designed to train the handlers on how to manage and deal with reactive behaviour. This course is the starting point for all reactive dogs; the time taken to resolve this type of problem varies greatly with each individual. The training starts with humans only (first 2-3 weeks) then dogs in class using controlled set ups which are safe and allow the handler to practice skills under close guidance of the trainer.
The course is designed around BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training) Sarah is the only person certified as a Behaviour Adjustment Training instructor in Perth.
The schedule is as follows:
Class 1 & 2; No dogs; training the humans in behaviour, management & lead skills.
Class 3 & 4; 2 dogs each week (4 dogs in a course). Humans not handling are watching & learning! Very important to see both sides of what is happening. Each dog and handler will have a trainer 1 on 1 for these sessions.
Class 5; all dogs. Working in pairs but separately working on the BAT training.
4 dogs each course, 1-2 instructors over 5 classes – increasing to 2 instructors when dogs are on the grounds. Its important you attend all classes to obtain full benefit of this course.
Usually run on Saturdays only in Oakford. However weekday evenings will be incorporated in the hot weather.
After the course: We run casual classes for graduates of this course; this means that once you have finished your initial training (5 classes) then you can attend some of our casual classes as you wish – casual classes are for graduates only for safety & positive training experiences.
Some recent feedback!… (Thank you Ellen with Alby for the feedback
“I found the reactive course very helpful in the sense that I learnt a lot about how to read my dog’s body language and the way that I react to situations. Learning how best to handle my dog around other dogs gave me more confidence to take him out!”
“We’ve just finished the Clever but Reactive course with Rory and I can see the difference in him already. The fact that it gives the skills to keep going and help address the cause of reactive behaviour is fantastic and I’m so much more confident in being able to take him out on walks than before – it really is training as much for the owners as for the dogs which is really helpful. ” -Claire Atwell
“We’ve just finished the Clever but Reactive course with Rory and I can see the difference in him already. The fact that it gives the skills to keep going and help address the cause of reactive behaviour is fantastic and I’m so much more confident in being able to take him out on walks than before – it really is training as much for the owners as for the dogs which is really helpful.” -Delly Coughlin