You and your dog deserve to have calm, relaxed and comfortable walks without reactivity to people. You deserve to have a dog who can settle in public and have visitors to your home
In this programme I will be teaching you how to manage challenging situations on a walk, in busy public places and at home with visitors and noises. I will teach you how to read your dog’s body language and subtle signals to help prevent the reactivity in the first place, how to use things like treats, lead handling skills and settle techniques to have a more relaxed dog when seeing strangers while on the lead or in public and at home and how to reduce your dog’s fear, anxiety or frustration levels in general.
It can be really stressful for both dogs and their guardians when they’re barking, lunging, or showing other challenging behaviours around other strangers on walks or to visitors but trust me, I’ve worked with thousands of dogs and the steps to creating a calm dog and therefore a calm walk are simpler than you think!
I recently helped one rescue dog from abroad overcome aggression to visitors (barking and grabbing at their clothing) to her home in one session and I’ll share these techniques with you. It is possible to have a dog who is calm on walks around strangers and with visitors, when you know what to do.