Reactive Dog Training Bay Area

From stressful walks due to barking & lunging at other dogs and people to the worry of aggression toward family members, visitors & strangers, or guarding food and toys from you.

We understand how frustrating it is for you. We can help.

Living with a dog who barks, growls, and lunges at other dogs while on a leash, is growling, barking, or snapping at you, family, strangers, or friends, has trouble sharing with fellow canines, is unable to hang out with his kind without conflict, is not only stressful for their humans but also very stressful for the dog behavior — not to mention it affects their quality of life.

We can help you address this giving you the peace of mind you deserve.Yes, it is possible!

Our methods are grounded in the latest canine behavior science and tailored to suit the individual personality and needs of each dog we work with. From reactive dog group classes, board and train, day school, and private training to human aggression private training, we offer growly dog programs that best suit your training goals and budget.

Reactivity refers to an overreaction to specific stimuli or situations. Reactive dogs may bark, lunge, or growl in response to triggers such as other dogs, strangers, or moving vehicles. This behavior is often rooted in fear, frustration, or excitement and does not necessarily intend to harm. Reactivity is essentially a dog’s inability to cope with a particular situation, leading to an exaggerated response. For example, a newly trained puppy that barks and lunges at other dogs during walks might be overly excited to meet them or could be anxious and trying to keep them at bay.

Reactive Dog Group Classes

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

Walking the dog is supposed to be fun—even relaxing. But it’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when your best friend does not feel in a safe place, growling and lunging at every dog he sees. Our certified dog trainer will guide you and your group through carefully orchestrated exercises designed to change how your dog feels about seeing other dogs while on leash—and how he responds when he does, too.

Start with the leash reactive dog foundations class and then progress to intermediate, public manners classes and our monthly membership programs. Classes are offered in Mountain View. 

Board & Train for Reactive Dogs

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

Dogs facing behavior challenges require patient, consistent, and customized training, coupled with a supportive and structured setting to effectively address and modify their behaviors.

Board and train programs are perfect for busy families or dog owners aiming to kickstart the transformation of their dog’s behavior. With your dog residing in a controlled environment under the guidance of an experienced trainer, they learn new skills and enhance their well-being, leading to quicker results. While this initial intervention can be impactful, ongoing collaboration between the trainer and the owner is essential for a smooth transition and sustained success.

Reactive Dog Day School

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

The Day School program provides the benefits of the Reactive Dog Board & Train program while allowing your dog to stay at home with you. This structured training program facilitates focused behavior modification, speeding up the learning process and fostering a strong bond between you and your dog.

Dogs undergo consistent training and behavior modification in a controlled environment, aiding in reinforcing positive habits and eliminating unwanted behaviors. It’s an ideal solution to ensure your dog receives expert training and attention while you balance your daily responsibilities.

Reactive Dog Private Training

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

Private training for reactive dogs offers tailored and individualized attention to address specific behavior challenges. This one-on-one approach allows trainers to develop a customized behavior modification plan. The trainer can adapt the training pace to the dog’s comfort level, gradually exposing them to triggers while building trust and confidence. This personalized attention enhances the likelihood of successful behavior modification for reactive dogs while fostering a stronger bond between the dog and owner.

Choose from Day Training or Private Coaching.

Online Classes for Reactive Dogs

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

The gradual, step-by-step nature of the program enables you to progress at your dog’s pace, fostering a more relaxed and positive learning experience. The virtual format also allows for easy access to a community of support, where owners can share experiences and advice, creating a sense of camaraderie in managing and improving their reactive dog’s behavior. You may learn with self-paced courses or hybrid training options, including one-on-one personalized in-person coaching or in-person group classes with your certified trainer.

Human Aggression

Puppies & Dogs – All Age Groups

Is your dog growling, barking or snapping at you, family, strangers or friends? Perhaps your dog is growling at the children over his food bowl or toys, or at you or your partner when he’s hunkered down on his bed, your bed, or the couch. Maybe it’s just one family member your dog has taken a dislike to—an uncle or grandma. Or it’s visitors who can’t come into your home without your pet feeling threatened. Or strangers on the street who try to say hello or just walk on by.

You want to enjoy peace in your house, have company over without being afraid of what might happen, and be able to take your dog out in public without problems and chaos. We understand & we can help common dogs in the Bay Area like German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Poodles, and Golden Retrievers.

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 puppies

“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