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Reactive Dog Resources

Reactive Dog Resources

Tyson tracking his frisbee

Tyson tracking his frisbee

Every reactive dog can tremendously benefit from some basic training. A good Sit-Stay can be implemented while another dog walks by. A Down offers excellent control for a number of situations. So for the basics, I recommend the following books:

  • The Power of Positive Training by Pat Miller
  • Click to Calm by Emma Parsons
  • Click for Joy by Melissa Alexander
  • Patricia McConnell’s books
  • Jean Donaldson’s books and dvd’s
  • and anything by Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor, 

Should you take your reactive dog to a group class? 

Only if the instructor allows it and has worked with reactive dogs before. I’ve had reactive dogs in my class and I have them working in a separate section where they feel safe. There’s no benefit for a reactive dog to be in a class where they are going to practice their bad behaviours. If the trainer does not use reward-based training, do not even consider it. 

Here is an excellent resource for owners with reactive dogs 

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pos-4-ReactiveDogs/

This wraps up my month of intro to reactive dog training. July was a busy month and I didn’t get to write as many posts as I would have liked. It’s a huge subject and this is just a start but I hope it helps.

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