Tag Archives: training a reactive dog

Thresholds, Dials, and Fear: Managing Your Dog’s Stress Levels

Posted on: July 26, 2016 - No Comments

The goal in any training protocol is to reduce stress so that the dog remains one hundred percent, no-holds-barred OK in his environment.

Confessions of a Dog Trainer: I Have a Reactive Dog (Part 3)

Posted on: February 1, 2016 - No Comments

As promised, I am going to talk about some of the things I did that helped curb her reactivity towards other dogs. These are things I did in addition to handling exercises designed to keep Charlotte’s attention on me AND the behavior modification to help her feel differently about dogs.

Confessions of a Dog Trainer: I Have a Reactive Dog

Posted on: January 5, 2016 - 6 Comments

I did not wear any clothes with my logo on it for the first month after moving to New York City, horrified that people would see this dog trainer with a “bad dog.”

4 Ways To Help A Reactive Dog Relax This Holiday Season

Posted on: October 26, 2015 - 1 Comment

Whether it’s from trick or treaters, visiting relatives, or the other flurries of activity that come with the holiday season, a reactive dog is dealing with lots more stress during the holidays. Here are a few ways to promote relaxation and calm with your dog.

Rehabilitating A Reactive Dog: Topher’s Story

Posted on: August 12, 2015 - 23 Comments

This is Topher's story. I tell it now, even two years after it happened, to stress that while training takes time and patience, it’s worth it to help your dog have a better life.

5 Things I Want Anyone With A Fearful Dog To Know

Posted on: March 24, 2015 - 7 Comments

I see dogs that truly enjoy meeting new people and other dogs, and find myself wishing the same for my not-so-social dog. It's easy to get discouraged, but know that many people are experiencing the same things with their dogs as you are.