What does our online course for leash reactive dogs cover:

Understanding Reactive Behaviors

  • Identify causes of reactivity
  • Challenges for you and your dog
  • Role of behavior triggers and their effects
  • Stress responses and their impact

Observing Your Dog

  • Importance of health checks and diet
  • Reading your dog’s body language
  • Understanding various cues (mouth, ears, tail, movement)
  • Using diaries and behavioral descriptions

Resetting for Effective Management

  • “Less is more” approach
  • Focus on self-care and relaxation
  • Alternative activities to walks
  • Introduction to TTouch for relaxation

Building Confidence

  • Pattern games and exercises
  • Loose lead walking
  • Boosting confidence and safety during walks
  • Fostering resilience and positive responses

Essential Skills

  • Understanding your dog’s needs and preferences
  • Mastering practical skills (leash handling, emergency U-turns)
  • Teaching positive interrupters
  • Exploring various training techniques

Growing Your Relationship

  • Engaging in relationship-building activities
  • Enriching exercise and play experiences
  • Effective use of positive reinforcement
  • Strengthening communication through games and focus exercises

Advancing Your Skills

  • Influencing behavior with changing associations
  • Effective use of prompts (noise, body, lead)
  • Managing doorbell reactivity
  • Advanced techniques for enhanced responsiveness

Ready for the Real World

  • Tracking progress for you and your dog
  • Stealth training and behavior management
  • Hazard awareness and risk assessment
  • Preparing for emergencies and real-world challenges


Course Highlights:

  • Access invaluable handouts for continual learning.
  • Receive expert insights and advice.
  • Connect with a nurturing community of fellow leash reactive dog parents.
  • Sign up for Private Coaching for personalized training plan and support.

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.”

Dogs together with pet ownerKelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppie

“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.”

Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy