Are there more reactive dogs out in the world today? Reactivity can be an almost contagious behavior in a neighborhood, and sometimes trigger even more reactivity in the recipient dogs over time. People with reactive dogs often seek the advice of a trainer, and are given behavior modification protocols. But wouldn’t it be a better world if EVERYONE managed their dogs in public—reactive and non-reactive?
This seminar covers how to navigate and maneuver through the world with a dog that barks, growls and lunges at other dogs, and encourages techniques that can (and should...) be used by all dog owners.
While keeping a comfortable distance from other dogs can help, there is a lot more we can do to prevent the eruption of dog-dog reactivity or aggression.
In this presentation, Sue will show what reactivity is, what dog on dog aggression looks like, and show training tips and management for ALL DOGS--not just the reactive ones.
Sue Sternberg is the founder and director of Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, a local not-for-profit open admission animal shelter in upstate New York. Sue is an expert in dog aggression and an innovator in the field of shelter dog welfare, and she develops programs to prevent pet relinquishment and overpopulation, to match families with safe pets, and to help shelters attend to the mental health of the animals in their care. With more than 35 years of experience, she shares her knowledge of dog behavior on radio and television shows, as a popular speaker at national humane and dog training conferences, and through books and videos.