Reactive Rover ClassesWork with your reactive dog in a safe and friendly environment.
Reactive Rover Classes
Does your dog lunge and bark when it sees another dog? Is your dog out of control around strangers? Do bicycles send your dog into a frenzy? What about roller skates, etc. Then this class is for you.
This class is designed for dogs who are reactive to dogs, people, or objects while on leash. We will focus on desensitizing the dogs to their triggers, reducing anxiety, building coping skills, and improving behavior when in the presence of these triggers. Since the leash holder often feels embarrassed and can make matters worse, we will also focus on increasing handler skills and confidence.
The first class is a mandatory orientation without the dogs. Some special equipment such as head halters may be required. Due to the nature of this class, it is important that each week you work with your dog on the skills learned.
Please note that there is a maximum of 6 dogs per class.
This next set of 6 classes will with an orientation on January 19th.
Please DO NOT bring your dog to this orientation.
Classes are at Sundays at 10 AM
Reactive Rover Classes
Reactive Rover Classes (recent SBHS adopter)
What to bring:
- Dogs must wear a flat collar or harness.(Dogs may not wear choke-chains, prong or electronic collars.)
- A six-foot, non-retractable leash
- Necessary vaccination records
- A hungry, but not famished dog.
- Treats: A variety of your dogs favorite treats, cut into very small pea size pieces, that you can carry in a treat pouch or other suitable container that allows easy access when you are seated, standing or walking. Please bring 3 different types of treats!
- Treat pouch that you can wear, which is easy to put your hand in and doesn’t make noise when you grab a treat.
- A mat, bed, or non-slip pad for dogs to sit on.
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Sarah Dyar, KPA CTP is a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist. She began training dogs over 30 years ago. Sarah made the switch to modern humane training methods in 2005 and earned her Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner designation in 2015. She operates an in-home dog training and behavior modification business, is an instructor for the Santa Barbara Humane Society and Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, and serves as a consultant for the Santa Barbara County animal shelters. Sarah lives with her husband, daughter, and three rescue dogs in Nipomo California.