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.