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What to do with a Reactive Dog

December 9, 2020 @ December 9, 2020 - December 9, 2020


Wednesday, December 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ~ at HOME!

Lunging, Barking, Spinning, Tugging — What to Do with a Reactive Dog.

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 presented via Zoom, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of home!  This class is FREE.  Registration is required.  Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in the days before the event.

Having trouble signing up or just have a question? Contact Carly at 360-733-2080 ex. 3024 or volunteer@whatcomhumane.org.


December 9, 2020
December 9, 2020
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