Growly Dog Classes

Dog-Dog Aggression

R for Relief

Living with a dog that barks, growls, and lunges at other dogs while on the leash, has trouble sharing with fellow canines, and is unable to hang out with his own kind without conflict is not only stressful for their humans but is also very stressful for the dog — not to mention it affects their quality of life.

We can help you address this and bring your dog’s behavior to a manageable level giving you the peace of mind you deserve! It really is possible!

Choose the growly dog program that best suits your needs

Day School for Leash Reactive Dogs

Assessment Consult & Goal Setting: $230

Day School: $6500 for 6 to 8 months of foundation training for leash reactivity

  • Day School Days: 12 weeks @3 days per week.
  • Transfer lessons: 30 minute transfer lesson every training week
  • Maintenance Sessions: 6 sixty-minute private sessions
  • Weekly 30-minute transfer lessons
  • 15-minute daily homework
  • Free Enrollment in a Group Class that fits your goals
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the training program (call or email anytime you have a question!)
  • Life time access to a Leash Reactive Dog Support group to practice with other dog owners
  • Free meet ups and group walks as they are scheduled – at least once a month


You can Opt for Board & Train if commute is a hindrance. Board & Train is an 8-week training program (3 training days per week) for foundation skills. All the other perks remain the same.

Private Coaching for Leash Reactive Dogs

  • With our trainer as your personal coach, learn the technicalities of teaching to change your dog’s association toward other dogs on the walks
  • Our trainer will share exercises with you during each session and leave you with practice work
  • Remember! The progress depends on how much you are able to accomplish outside of the 60-minute training session with the trainer


Assessment Consult & Goal Setting: $230
Growly Dog Private Coaching
6 sessions @180 each: $1080
9 sessions @170 each:$1530

Leash Reactive Dog Group Training Class

Walking the dog is supposed to be fun. Relaxing, even. But it’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when your best friend growls and lungs at every dog he sees. Our certified dog trainer will guide you and your group through fun, carefully orchestrated exercises and growly dog classes designed to change how your dog feels about seeing other dogs while on leash—and how he behaves when he does, too.


Leash reactive dogs who are otherwise social, and are comfortable around human strangers


5 one-hour sessions

When & Where

San Jose – Fetch Sam (Map)
Sunday 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM
Now enrolling for The class starting on the 9th of August 2020.


$320 for the Group Class
$800 for a Growly Dog Combo Pack of class + 3 Private Training Sessions

Leash Reactive Dog Public Manners Finishing Class

Designed to boost your confidence and help your dog handle all manner of situations, we take Leash Reactive Dog graduates on the road. Weekly trips to various neighborhoods, parks, and other appropriate settings let you and your dog practice your new skills in real-life situations. You’ll walk with a small group of fellow Leash Reactive Dog grads, guided by your training instructor. You will also be a part of our free Meet Up and Facebook group connecting you with other owners for additional help & support, if needed.


Dogs graduated from Leash Reactive Dog Class, or by invitation after Private Training


Monthly membership of 4 one-hour sessions can be renewed repeatedly


$400 with the option to sign up for monthly membership as long as you need

Private Coaching + Class Combo Packs

Want personalized attention & help while enrolled in a class? Combine Group Classes & Private Training

Having trouble deciding between group classes and day school? You don’t have to. With our Combo packs, you can have the benefits of both.

Growly Dog Combo Pack #1
5 weeks of group Leash Reactive Dog class + 3 private coaching sessions: $800

Growly Dog Combo Pack #2
Growly Dog Group Training Class ($320) + 6 private coaching sessions ($1020): $1250

Contact Us to register for a Combo Package

Why does he do that?? Why does my dog bark agressively at other dogs?

Our clients and students often ask us why their dogs behave the way they do. When it comes to aggression, fear is usually the culprit.

What? He hardly looks scared, you say. We know. He looks kind of scary, barking, growling, and lunging toward the other dog. But many dogs learn that things move away from you when you bark, growl, and lunge. It’s really a pretty smart technique when you think about it. It’s not a very socially acceptable one, though!

Okay, you say, but why is he so scared in the first place? A lot of factors. Genetics, Lack of appropriate early socialization, or even too much exposure overwhelming the puppy, Some learned, etc.,

In the case of leash-reactive dogs, in most cases, it could be that the dog is upset or uncomfortable being constrained by a leash as his ability to move away is restricted.

It could be a lack of experience. Dogs who don’t grow up around other dogs during puppyhood often suffer from what we call a lack of appropriate socialization. Think of it this way: If you kept a child away from other children until she was 7 years old, there’s a good chance she’d have a hard time being socially polite. The barking, growling, snapping, lunging, or just symptoms. To solve leash reactivity, we need to change our dog’s emotions.

So what can I do?

Our growly dog class includes two approaches: We teach your dog nothing to be afraid of and show him new, more effective ways to behave when he sees or interacts with another dog. We also work on your body language to ensure that there is no conflicting communication between you and your dog.

This one-two combination is designed to get your dog feeling more comfortable around other dogs, and you feeling less stressed as a result.

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup.”
Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)