Reactivity Webinar Series
This is a repeat of our popular series exploring reactivity and the training choices we make to help our dogs. Sign up for one or all three.
Now offered online!
Building Resiliency April 19
What is resilience? Can Resilience be taught? How can we improve Resilience?
In this session we discuss games and strategies to build your dog’s confidence and resilience so that they feel more comfortable at home and in the world. By building resiliency, we equip our dogs to better handle stressful situations.
Appropriate games and play vary from dog to dog, even within the same household or breed, and we will discuss games to help different types of dogs.
Managing Arousal April 26
What is “over-arousal”? What does an over-aroused dog look like? And most importantly, how can we help them? Often an over-aroused dog will refuse food or find food even more arousing, so what do we do when a cookie scatter doesn’t help?
In this session we learn which cues and reinforcement methods lower or raise arousal and how to choose the best strategy for any situation. We also discuss ways to set our dogs up for success by lowering their baseline arousal, rehearsing arousal modulation, and by strategically setting up training sessions.
Rebuilding Recall May 3
Learn about common things people do to poison their dog’s recall and ways to rebuild it.
How can we call our dogs away from other dogs or from squirrels? How does arousal affect recall? How does your lifestyle and your dog’s vocabulary affect recall?
In this session we will talk about the pieces of recall training that are often left unsaid, how to set us and our dogs up for success, dogs with a high prey drive, and of course my favourite recall games.
About The Instructor
Christina, a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant (IAABC and PPG), creates humane, effective, and realistic training plans for clients and their dogs, continually improving her skills by learning from the world’s top trainers. She enjoys hiking and biking with her dogs and actively competes in Disc, Nosework, Dock Diving, Agility, and Rally Obedience. She also participates in the St John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program with her blind dog Maxi. More info: www.positivedog/about
Comments from previous attendees:
Easy to follow, engaging, interactive. Good complement to lessons with dog to absorb the theory before practicing or practice taking the theory to come up with a plan. Filled a lot of gaps for me, explained what I am seeing.
So well done!!! I learned so much and my doggos are already benefitting. Thanks!
Great content, easy to follow and to understand. You are very approachable which makes it easy to ask questions. Great mix of theory and examples.