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Growly Dog Class - Training & Management for Fear Aggression, Leash Aggression, etc.
Growly Dog class is not for aggression toward humans. If your dog has shown aggression toward people, please click here for info on private behavior sessions.
To register for Growly Dog Class, you must first register for Fear and Aggression 101. Once you register for Fear and Aggression, you will receive a code in your confirmation email that you can enter below to enable Growly Dog Registration:
Is your dog a Feisty Fido? This class is for dogs in the Seattle area who, for whatever reason, aggressively growl, bark, or lunge at other dogs. Whether your dog is being fearful or angry, this class for aggression at our facility in Seattle will help you manage and train your dog. Please take Fear and Aggression 101 prior to this class.
This is a four week class and is limited to four dogs. Additional phone time with the trainer can be purchased in 15 minute increments from Carly or Wynona. Student dogs come in pairs to weeks one and two, and all four dogs will attend the last two weeks, so that each dog will attend three of the four Growly sessions. The 1st dog comes in to learn an obedience skill while the 2nd dog waits outside with an extra person, or in your car. Then we swap dogs so the 2nd dog comes in to learn an obedience skill while the 1st dog waits outside with an extra person, or in your car. After the individual lessons, we will work with both dogs in the room or outside depending on their ability to handle the sight of other dogs. All four dogs attend sessions three and four to work on their skills outside of the classroom.
All students attend even when it's not their dog's "turn." This format allows you to concentrate on learning the skills you will need and also gives you and your dog hands-on practice. As a class, we will discuss the dog's individual aggression/fear problem and do behavior modification activities with the dogs of the day. We are very careful about safety and dogs are kept calm throughout the sessions.
In the Growly Dog class, you will be able to touch base with people who are dealing with the same sort of reactivity or aggression issues that you are. You don't need to be a 'dog psychologist' to rehabilitate your dog, but it helps to learn how to read dog's body language to make sense of unpredictable aggression. This class will teach you reward-based techniques for minimizing/alleviating your dog's aggression and improving the quality of life for your dog-human family, including how to safely introduce your reactive dog to other dogs.
Our Growly Dog classes will teach you how to use Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) a technique that developed by the founder of Ahimsa Dog Training, Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA. BAT is a low-stress way to help your dog gain confidence and social skills. You can use the links here to learn more about this unique, reward-based training method. Our classes use cutting-edge training methods that build confidence and resilience, and teach dogs what to do to get their needs met without aggression. These techniques will help build owners' ability to keep their dogs from having outbursts of unwanted behavior. Our tactics avoid punishing behavior, since punishment can lead to more unpredictable aggression and redirected aggression: A study by University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Science found that dogs trained with punishment and verbal corrections were twice as likely to show aggression to strangers and three times as likely to show aggression to their owners. You will learn skills for teaching your dog to pay attention to you, even when there is another dog present.
During your 4-week class, you can also drop into our ongoing manners classes for free, on a space-available basis (without your dog).
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