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Dog Reactivity: A Different Approach

February 12

6:00 pm PT

This talk is eligible for CEUs from: IAABC, KPA


Reactive dogs tend to be intelligent, energetic & vigilant and as such they need structure, both physical and mental activity and a good relationship with their handler based on mutual trust and respect. Because reactive dogs are sensitive, it is my belief that a large percentage of the time you actively spend with your dog needs to be doing fun stuff so when you get to the hard stuff: dealing with their reactivity, it is just a small portion of the time you spend together training.

This presentation will give you the intel on ways to build up the relationship with your dog before you ever expose your dog to classical conditioning & desensitization. I will discuss how to build a work ethic in your dog, strategies for building a trust relationship with your dog, exercises to teach your dog stamina for brain work, and how to have fun with your dog.

Because at the end of the day your dog needs to anticipate time spent with you is time well spent.

Presented By:

Barbara Lloyd

In her 20+ years of dog training Barbara has owned 20 dogs including Rottweilers, Siberian Huskies, Greyhounds a Staffordshire Terrier, a Great Pyrenees a Border Collie and several mutts.

She has participated in protection sports, rally obedience, parkour, agility, sprinters, tricks and is currently competing in CKC & AHBA herding and Stock dog arena and field trials. Barbara is also developing a new dog sport called Ruff’N Tumble, an extreme dog sport.

At the core of Barbara’s training philosophy is a strong belief in relationship building first, training second. She cultivates trust relationships with her dogs and the dogs she trains based on mutual respect.

Barbara owns and operates The Dog’s Den Training School, she is a columnist for Total Rottweiler Magazine, the host of K9 Line on CBC Radio, a guest lecturer for FDSA, and Chairman of the Board for the Rottweiler Klub of North American Community Affairs.