Barking, lunging, snarling, snapping, and other behaviors lumped under the “dog-directed reactivity” umbrella are some of the most common pet guardians struggle with. In the world of pet dog training, management for life is a common prescription for these behaviors, but in the sport dog world dogs must be able to cope with their triggers in close proximity. This has led Sarah Stremming to create the Bark-Lunge 101 protocol which is divided into three categories: desensitization, differential reinforcement of alternative behaviors, and remedial socialization. We will take an in-depth look into each category and give you the tools to better help your clients, or yourself, with these troubling behavioral concerns.
6:00 pm PT
Sarah (she/her) has spent the last 15 years helping dogs and their people to better understand each other in the sports of agility and obedience, as well as in life. Her wellness-centered approach to behavior solutions has gained her recognition across the globe, and her podcast Cog Dog Radio helps bring her ideas to the earbuds of dog people worldwide. She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, an agility and obedience competitor, and an avid student of behavioral science, neuroscience, and training practices. In her spare time she can be found wandering the woods of the Pacific Northwest behind several border collies.