Reactive Dogs
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Some of our dogs have a bit more trouble with modern life, We run classes periodically for dogs who bark, lunge, growl or react to other dogs. We teach you the skills to help support your dog, build confidence in your ability to manage your walks, and work together towards a happier dog.

We don't run reactivity classes all the time, when there isn't a class available please register your interest so we can mail you when we have a class available. 

Our reactivity classes all have a

  • Small number of participants
  • Higher ratio of instructors to students
  • Focus on safety for dogs and handlers

Reactive Rover

This class is for dogs who are reactive towards other dogs, but are not agressive to people. We work at a higher ratio of helpers to students to make sure the class is safe for all paticipants.

We aim to keep the dogs in the "learning zone" so have a staggered entry and exiting procedure. You will be working on a 6 ft leash (Not a long line), and will use a "hide" to manage your dog while on site.

Class Details

  • A series of 3 workshops run over 7 weeks
  • Each session is 2 hours
  • Saturdays  3.30pm - 5.30pm
  • February 11th, March 4, March 25 2023
  • Online check-ins and support between sessions
  • Cost $350 per dog
  • 4 places available

Schedule for 2023

Class Day & time Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
T1 Reactive Rover Saturday  3.30pm - 5.30pm 11 February 4 March 25 March

We don't run reactivity classes every term. When there isn't a class available please register your interest so we can mail you when we have a class available. 

How to Book

All our bookings are made and paid for here on our website. All available classes are listed on our website, so if there isn't a listing for a Reactive Rover class we do not have one available. If a class is full you are able to go on the waitlist for that class. If a position becomes available we will email the people on the waiting list and the first person to go in and book will get the spot. 

What to Bring

  • Harness (good fitting for your dog and preferably with a front and back ring)
  • 1.2m/6 ft lead. Head collars are ok if you need extra control bringing the dogs in and out from cars
  • Tasty treats with a suitable pouch (easy to get your hand in and out of quickly)
  • A blanket or mat to settle on

Reactivity Rehab

Reactivity Rehab – behaviour adjustment techniques for dogs that lunge and bark when within sight of other dogs.

This course is 4 weeks initially but aims to teach you the techniques you will need to continue to work with your dog in real world environments.

The first week (without dogs) will aim to familiarise yourself with leash skills, equipment, handling, and some exercises to start practicing at home. We will have a couple of non-reactive demo dogs to work with whilst building these skills. Unlike our Reactive Rover course, which is primarily working on a 6ft leash, our dogs will be working primarily on longer lines and harnesses and at a comfortable distance.

Weeks 2, 3, and 4 will be practical sessions in groups of 3 or 4. During the sessions you will either be working your own dog, working with a decoy dog (a calm, trained dog), keeping look out/helping or observing and we will rotate our roles so everyone has a turn at each.

Schedule for 2023

We do not have a rehab class scheduled currently. Please join the contact list if you're intereseted in this class.

What to Bring

  • Harness (good fitting for your dog and preferably with a front and back ring).
  • A long line (5 metres is plenty). Head collars are ok if you need extra control bringing the dogs in and out from cars.
  • Tasty treats with a suitable pouch (easy to get your hand in and out of quickly).
  • A crate or cool and covered place to put your dog when not directly working with them. Most often this is usually easiest in a covered crate in a car with suitable ventilation

Register for Reactive Rover Class/Workshop