Tag Archives: working with a reactive dog

7 Things Reactive Dog Owners Want You to Know

Posted on: April 11, 2016 - 39 Comments

If reactive dog owners come off as crazy, understand it's only because we've got a lot on our minds. Here's what we'd like you to know about reactive dog owners before you meet us.

5 Healthy Habits for Reactive Dogs and Their Owners

Posted on: March 28, 2016 - 2 Comments

Sometimes owning a reactive dog is just plain hard. The idea of getting up and taking a walk in the mornings, when I know I might end up with a whirling dervish instead of a dog at the end of my leash, makes me want to stay home under the covers, safe in bed. However, Read More

Confessions of a Dog Trainer: I Have a Reactive Dog (Part 2)

Posted on: January 18, 2016 - No Comments

It's simple but not easy to be skilled at managing a reactive dog. It takes lots of practice to sharpen your own mechanics while teaching the dog various exercises to help the dog stay focused on you.

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.

Embracing the Journey With an Imperfect Dog

Posted on: August 31, 2015 - 5 Comments

Sometimes you have a picture in your mind about how you think things will go with your dog and what your life together will look like. And then your dog develops behavioral issues and that changes things.