Reactive & Fearful Dogs

Barking, lunging, growling, and more. Taking your dog from fearful to fearless.

Does your dog lunge, bark, and freak out around dogs, people, cars, or *literally* everything and anything?

We know first hand the frustrations and embarrassment of having a dog who:

– lunges

– barks

– growls

– and pulls on the leash whenever they see a dog

Having a reactive dog is hard. But it doesn’t have to be. Let us show you how to take your dog from reactive to relaxed.

We can help! Behind those nuisance behaviours is a dog who’s:

– eager to learn

– loving, caring, and not the reactive dog everyone else sees

– ready to become the right hand dog you were hoping for

We’ll use positive reinforcement and teach you how to train your dog and help you unlock their full potential, and have fun while doing it.

Let us help you navigate the waters of fearfulness and reactivity, and come to a place of understanding your dog. Your dog can become the best version of their self, with you by their side.

What we can work on:

  • Lunging, barking, growling on or off leash
  • Frustrated greeters
  • Resource guarding (hackles, growling, or other guarding behaviours around toys, food, etc)
  • Snapping at other dogs
  • Anxiety around dogs or people
  • Frantic leash behaviours
  • Inter-household reactivity
  • Separation anxiety (PLEASE CLICK HERE)
  • & more

What’s included

  • 5 x 45min 1-1 private sessions
  • Personalized training and enrichment plan for you and your dog
  • Communication between sessions through email or text
  • Recorded sessions (if training virtually)
  • Handouts and resources
  • Access to our local Victoria Facebook group with other reactive dog guardians & force free trainers
Investment: $550+gst

What is reactivity?

  • We may call a dog reactive if they…
    • Bark, lunge, growl on or off leash
    • Growl at dogs or people around toys, food, etc
    • Get frustrated and frantic on leash
  • Most reactivity is rooted in fear
  • Your dog might have noise phobias or sensitivities such as knocking at the door, the garbage truck, the mailman, etc.

Causes of reactivity

  • Genetics
  • Treatment in the womb
  • Improper socialization
  • Pain
  • Past experiences

It’s important to not blame yourself for your dog’s reactivity. We know it’s hard, we’ve been in your shoes. There are many factors at play when it comes to reactive and fearful dogs, what’s important is how we deal with it now. Let us help your on your force and fear free reactive dog journey.

Not sure yet? Book a free information call