Chicago Puppy Training

Leash Reactivity Dog Training Classes


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Does your dog growl or even snap at other dogs while on leash? If so, you probably already know how challenging it can be to work on training - in order to build tolerance towards other dogs, you need to be around them, and this can make the problem worse. That's why the leash reactivity course is so great! You can practice being around other dogs, in a very controlled environment where all the participants are in the same situation.

In our Leash Reactivity class, we use large barriers that keep the dogs hidden from each other until they are brought out for various exercises, usually no more than one or two at a time in the beginning. The exercises are geared towards desensitizing dogs towards each other, such as seeing them from a distance, and from the use of props. By the end of the 6-week course, many of the dogs can pass each other and are much lower on the reactivity scale.

We also give you home exercises, so you can keep practicing in between sessions.

The room is spacious, so the dogs have plenty of room to spread out. The class size is small, so it is not overwhelming to the dogs. In addition, the trainer is highly expererienced in helping dogs with reactivity issues. No dogs are ever allowed off leash during this course.

Highlights from a Leash Reactivity Class (2:26)

I did the leash reactivity class and was very happy with the progress Scottie made. It was good to be in a class setting and see that other people struggle too even when we are all trying to follow instructions :)).

Scottie made so much progress in the class and our walks are a lot more pleasurable now. He is still reactive at times, but I now have so many more tools to help me either avoid, cut short or diffuse issues. His loose leash walking is amazing now! Just need to get through the winter with all the squirrels visible in the trees! David was an amazing trainer!!! He went above and beyond helping me do a dog park visit in his free time, so that I can be more confident socializing Scottie in that setting. This was one of my goals for this class.

Thank you David for all you have taught me and Scottie!!!

- Elisabeth Beerkens

Number of classes: 6

Time duration: 1 hour per class

Prerequisites: None

Ages: No age restrictions.

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Have questions? Call us at 312-829-8787, 365 days per year between 7am and 7pm

Not sure? You can have a free consultation with one of our experts to help decide if this is the right class for you

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