|Are you scared to walk down narrow alleyways with your dog or freeze when you come to a corner because you never know if someone is going to come the other way, and you know that when that happens your dog is going to go ballistic?
Does your dog react to people or other dogs, even if they are on the other side of the park minding their own business?
Have you tried all you can think of and have been desperately googling how to stop my dog barking and lunging, and you have a tried a bunch of different solutions but nothing has stopped your dog’s reactive behaviour?
if your dog displays behaviours such as aggression, reactivity, barking, or lunging towards other dogs or humans due to fear, anxiety, excitement or frustration then I can help.
The Fun | Focus | Play® Reactivity Assessment is held in the comfort of your home and allows me to observe your dog in his everyday environment so I can get a good feeling of the reactivity issues you are dealing with.
Each assessment is based on a three 3 steps procedure that is designed to give me a solid understanding of the problems you are experiencing so that I can tailor my recommendations to your individual situation. My Fun | Focus | Play® Reactivity Assessment is a 90-minute appointment.
Step 1. Fact-Finding (Approx 30 minutes).
Here we discuss the issues you are experiencing with your dog in great detail, allowing me to get a better understanding of the problems and form a plan of how I will be able to help you improve your dog’s behaviours.
Step 2. Observations (Approx 30 minutes).
This is the practical observation part of the assessment. During this part, we take your dog out if needed, so that I can observe the problem behaviour on a walk, see how your dog reacts to environmental distractions and other people/ dogs and put in place some initial management to reduce the problem behaviour from occurring if needed.
Step 3. Management Training and decompression schedule (Approx 30 minutes).
Dog reactivity very often comes from a place of fear and anxiety and one of the first things we need to teach your dog is that you have got his/her back and nothing bad is going to happen on your watch. This is why during this last part of the assessment, I will teach you appropriate management techniques to stop your dog from practising the problem behaviour and I will advise an initial decompression schedule to help your dog relax and destress. So when you are ready to start teaching your dog to cope with his triggers, s/he is ready to learn.
We will also discuss the various training options open to you and your dog to help you tackle your dog’s reactivity.