Adult Dog Training - On Leash Reactivity (dog to dog)

Nov 24, 2020

At The Upbeat K9, we understand the challenges faced by dog owners when it comes to dealing with leash reactivity between dogs. If you find that your dog becomes reactive, anxious, or aggressive when encountering other dogs while on a leash, our expert adult dog training program is here to help.

Understanding Leash Reactivity in Dogs

Leash reactivity is a common issue that many dog owners face. It typically manifests as your dog pulling, lunging, barking, or exhibiting aggressive behavior when encountering other dogs on walks. This behavior may stem from fear, frustration, or a desire to protect their territory.

Our certified dog trainers are well-versed in understanding the underlying reasons behind leash reactivity. We take into account your dog's individual temperament, breed tendencies, and overall behavioral history when designing a customized training program that addresses their specific needs.

The Benefits of Our Adult Dog Training Program

With our adult dog training program, you can expect to see remarkable improvements in your dog's behavior and their ability to handle dog-to-dog interactions on a leash. Here are some key benefits:

  • Positive Reinforcement Techniques: Our trainers utilize positive reinforcement methods to encourage desired behavior. We focus on rewarding and reinforcing calm, non-reactive behavior, gradually desensitizing your dog to trigger situations.
  • Individual Attention: Every dog is unique, and we understand that. Our trainers work closely with you and your dog to provide personalized attention and tailor the training program to address their specific needs and challenges.
  • Gradual Exposure and Controlled Environments: We believe in setting your dog up for success. Our training starts in controlled environments with minimal distractions, gradually exposing your dog to more challenging situations as they progress. This helps build their confidence and allows them to learn and adapt effectively.
  • Effective Communication: We focus not just on training your dog, but also on teaching you, the owner, effective techniques to handle leash reactivity. Understanding how to communicate with your dog and reinforce positive behaviors is crucial for long-term success.

Our Approach to Adult Dog Training

Our adult dog training approach follows a comprehensive and holistic strategy to tackle leash reactivity between dogs. Here's an overview of our process:

Evaluation and Assessment

We begin by conducting a thorough evaluation and assessment of your dog's behavior, triggers, and reactions. This helps us understand the underlying causes of their leash reactivity and tailor our training techniques accordingly.

Customized Training Plan

Based on the evaluation, we develop a customized training plan that takes into account your dog's specific needs, temperament, and behavior patterns. The plan focuses on building trust, reinforcing positive behaviors, and gradually eliminating reactivity triggers.

Behavior Modification Techniques

Using proven behavior modification techniques, we work on desensitization and counter-conditioning exercises to reshape your dog's response towards other dogs while on a leash. This involves controlled exposure to trigger situations, rewarding calm behavior, and redirecting attention away from potential triggers.

Ongoing Support and Guidance

Our adult dog training program is not a one-time event. We provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure a successful transition from training sessions to real-life scenarios. Our trainers are always available to answer your questions and provide assistance when needed.

Contact Us for Effective Adult Dog Training

If you're ready to address your dog's leash reactivity and improve their behavior around other dogs, The Upbeat K9 is here to help. Our professional trainers have the expertise and experience needed to guide you and your dog towards positive change. Contact us today to get started on your dog's journey to a calmer, more enjoyable life.

Meghann Cashwell
This program helped my reactive dog become more confident!
Oct 17, 2023