The world can be a very distracting place for reactive dogs. The show environment, no matter what the sport, can be even more of a challenge!
Can your dog get through a door shared by other dogs at a show?
What happens if another dog sniffs your dog's body?
What if the space is severely limited? How do you move your dog through?
Can your dog watch another dog play close by? Can he watch another do agility?
In a class-like format these concerns, and many more, will be addressed in this program. This program is filled different exercises (using Leslie McDevitt's Control Unleashed® exercises and many others) that you can practice with your dog to teach him to ignore the distractions in the environment no matter what they are or where. Learn how to make your dog more reliable whether in the show ring or being a well-mannered family pet.
Emma Parsons is currently the Canine Behavior Training Consultant for the VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital in Newton, MA. She specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. She is the author of two highly popular books on this subject: Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog and Teaching the Reactive Dog Class: Leading the Journey from Reactivity to Reliability. Emma is a faculty member and instructor of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior as well as of the Karen Pryor ClickerExpo conferences. She gives Click to Calm seminars around the world, teaching others how to manage and rehabilitate reactive and aggressive dogs. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Emma holds a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and shares her life with her husband, Greg, and their four clicker-trained competition obedience/agility dogsthree Goldens, Lizzie-Taylor, Kayden-Blue, Austyn-Roque, and a Papillon, Wylie-Rae.