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What to do with a Reactive Dog – FULL!

May 25, 2022 @ May 25, 2022 - May 25, 2022

This event is now full! Stay tuned for future workshops!

Does Maggie, normally so sweet, flip out when she sees another dog? Does Ace sit at the window, whining at every squirrel? Does Molly run along the fence line, barking at passers-by? Why does Scout play so well with dogs at the park, but turns into a maniac on a leash?

These canine behaviors are incredibly common, absolutely natural, and yet very upsetting. In fact, reactivity is one of the most frequent reasons for dogs being surrendered to a shelter or rescue. The good news is that simple interventions and changes to your day-to-day routines can result in big changes that will improve life for both Cedar and you.

This class will help you understand why dogs behave this way, why many of the things you’re doing to “fix” it may inadvertently be making things worse, and how to implement straightforward behavior modification techniques that work.

Laurel Saville is a certified, professional dog trainer with a certificate in Applied Animal Behavior. Her specialty is teaching humans of all ages how to better understand and communicate with the dogs in their lives. Laurel has volunteered with several rescues and shelters, taken specialized training in modifying aggression, led a team working with shy and fearful dogs at the Seattle Animal Shelter, and actively pursues ongoing professional education. An engaging, informative, and entertaining instructor, she’s committed to helping her students have more fun and fulfilling relationships with their dogs.

This class will be hosted in person at the Whatcom Humane Society! The class is FREE but donations are encouraged and registration is required.

5/2/2022 update: Registration for this event is now closed, as the class is full! Stay tuned for future events!

PETS NOT ALLOWED. Unfortunately, your pets aren’t allowed to also enjoy this workshop and we ask that you leave them at home for the evening.

Having trouble signing up or just have a question? Contact Auna at 360-733-2080 ex. 3116 or outreach@whatcomhumane.org.



May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022
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Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division St
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States


Auna Carter