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 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 own kind without conflict, is not only stressful for their humans, but also very stressful for the dog — not to mention it effects 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!

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

Reactive Dog Group Classes

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

Walking the dog is supposed to be fun. Relaxing, even. But it’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when your best friend is 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. 

Reactive Dog Board & Train

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

Dogs with behavior challenges need patient, consistent, and tailored training, along with a supportive and structured environment to address and modify their behaviors effectively.

Board & train is ideal for busy families or dog owners seeking a jumpstart in transforming their dog’s behavior. Your dog lives in a controlled environment with an experienced trainer to learn new skills. This will help you get faster results. While this can be a powerful initial intervention, collaboration between the trainer and the owner is crucial for a seamless transition and the long-term success.

Reactive Dog Day School

Leash Reactive Dogs – All Age Groups

The Day School program offers all the perks of the Reactive Dog Board & Train program with the added advantage of keeping the dog home with you. The intensive, structured training allows for focused behavior modification, accelerating the learning process. Dogs receive consistent training and behavior modification in a controlled environment, helping to reinforce new habits and break undesirable ones. It’s a perfect way to ensure your dog gets expert attention and training while you manage your daily commitments.

School time is 8.30 AM to 2.00 PM. 

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.

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

“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