Reactivity: A Program VOD

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reactivityimageFIXEDwebReactivity: A Program for Rehabilitation

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This streamed video covers how to train the most important behaviors and and skills needed for tackling reactivity. These in depth tutorials will show you how to to lower stress, build calmness, build attention, train alternate behaviors, reinforce the absence of reactivity and most importantly build your dog’s confidence and trust in you. The video also covers how to interrupt and prevent reactivity. In this training plan you will learn skills for using counter conditioning in order to change your dog’s emotional response to things he fears, or that make him over-aroused. The making of this video was inspired by Splash, Emily’s Border Collie, who used to be a highly reactive and fearful dog, and who now brings tears of joy to Emily’s eyes instead of tears of sadness. Emily’s goal is to empower the hopeless, who feel overwhelmed with the task of rehabilitating their beloved companion. This video is for those whose dogs are reactive to people, other dogs and objects. However, this same training method can be applied to dogs that are overly fearful or overly excitable in certain situations, but who don’t become reactive. This is because the same goal is appropriate for all of these dogs; creating a dog that feels relaxed, calm, and WANTS to do what his handler asks in all situations.
Running Time:  4 hrs 12 mins

Produced by Tawzer Dog LLC
Filmed 2013
Copyright 2013 Tawzer Dog LLC

Topics covered

Intro- Splash’s story, Lacey’s story

The basics of training- teach, reinforce, interrupt, prevent

Building your relationship and trust

Attention noise and Touch

Treat deliveries and “find it’

Calm foundations:

1 Calmness and control around food and toys

2 Settle (inside and take it on the road)

3 Calm handling, chin rest and massage

4 Lowering everyday stress- (around house and outside)

Setting yourself up for success- management and prevention- GOAL ZERO REACTIVITY:

1 Avoid triggers

2 Prevent

3 Muzzle training

Exercises for reactive dogs:

1 Attention- proofing

2 Recall- proofing

3 Leave it and Leave it from people and dogs

4 Drop it, get it

5 “Go check it out”

Walking Skills:

1 Leash pressure

2 Lets go

3 Impulse control games

Working with triggers

Separating triggers- Sight, sound, situation, objects, clothing, the unknown, corners…

Working with other dogs and people


Putting all the puzzle pieces together


Happy Training!