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Consults and Therapy Training & Management for Canine Anxiety and Reactivity
Canine on-leash reactivity and anxiety is a common occurrence for many dogs. Unfortunately on-leash reactivity is not only common, it is a growing issue for many families. When a dog, lunges, barks, growls, spins, and pulls at other dogs, while out walking on leash, they are not being spiteful and bad, they are simply trying to cope. A dog who acts this way is filled with enormous anxiety, fear and frustration. Even-though these dogs may love going for a walk with their people, they also are over-come by things they encounter while out walking.
Canine anxiety and reactivity in the home can consist of the following (but are not limited to):
strangers coming to the home
seeing strange dogs and people from out the window or from the yard
being left alone (separation anxiety)
losing a family member (human or canine)
living with other dogs in the home
6 weeks - includes 2 hour behaviour consult at first visit - $270.
About courses and canine anxiety/reactivity
Most canine behaviour issues are based on fear and anxiety. Anxiety at being left alone, fear of people, other dogs, different environments, car rides and much more. Anxiety and fear are often displayed with reactivity – such as lunging at or shying away from other dogs or people, growling, snapping, biting, hiding, freezing, self mutilation, household destruction and more.
These behavioural displays are symptoms of an underlying issue, in much the same way as physical illness symptoms are often an indication of a virus, infection, or disease.
Through-out the course we will work on several aspects of adjustment and therapy. These include, but are not limited to; re-conditioning the emotional response (CER), learned skills, management and relaxation techniques. We will also work on several basic manners skills.
This course is ideal for dogs of any age and in particular any dog who has a history that has resulted in canine PTSD.
This course consist of a 2+ hour consultation at the initial visit. A thorough history is taken and discussed and canine and family dynamics are assessed. A detailed protocol will be given and discussed as well as individual exercises (lessons) and a (possible) change in diet. Exercise and routines may be adjusted as needed.
A Social Behaviour & Home Life Questionnaire and Registration Form are required to be filled out, and reviewed prior to initial visit. Please return completed forms to
*Retractable leashes, electric collars, choke collars or prong collars are not acceptable equipment for any of our courses*
For Information and to register
Jackie – 902 717-5638
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