This class is designed for fearful and reactive dogs. At this time we are not taking aggressive dogs.. This class is incredibly boring and calm for the first few weeks, but given the dogs who are in it - I consider that a success. It starts as the calmest more 'zen' class that I teach, then quickly picks up the pace!
If you are willing to do the work in this class, you will be amazed by your results. But you must be willing to look inwards and change your own handling, and responses. If you are uncomfortable with this idea, and with the thought of having to put boundaries on your dog, then I am not the trainer for you.
You will leave this class more confident, educated in reading your dog, and knowing how to help him to become a good citizen. And knowing how to handle him when he is not.
After some indoor classes, we take all of our classroom lessons out into the real world. We then get to practise walking as a pack, walking past strange dogs, and using the classroom skills in real life situations. This is where you will be required to dig deep, because if you have the same response, so will your dog. When possible, we will get all class dogs off leash for off leash social.
Equipment needed: A halti-type headcollar is needed on all dogs to start. Backpacks, and flexi leashes may be a requirement dependent upon your dog. We do have both back-packs and flexi leashes to lend to you, or that you can purchase. Food will be used for the first six weeks, and then removed by about week eight.
It is expected that your dog has decent obedience coming into this class, when no other dogs are present. This class is not suitable for dogs who have issues with people. Unless an exemption has been made before class begins these dogs will be removed from Growl class with no refund.
Class will run once per week for 45 minutes.