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Is your puppy developing into a fearful or reactive adolescent dog? Issues like fear and aggression can develop in the teenage months and if they continue unchecked, your dog may develop more dangerous issues as time goes on. This class helps resocialize dogs who have begun to have issues with other dogs or people. Dog training is not a quick fix, but it is a lot easier and faster when your dog is still young.
First lesson: Come to a discussion without dogs to learn techniques for modifying and safely managing your dog's aggressive, fearful, or frustrated behavior.
Remaining 5 lessons: All dogs enrolled in the class attend. Work on social skills and building up to appropriate play with other dogs or interaction with people, if possible and safe. We will also cover leash walking, relaxation, and focus (even when another dog is around). Expect to do some training outdoors in Seattle, so dress accordingly.
What you'll learn: This class will teach you techniques for minimizing/alleviating your adolescent dog's aggression and improving the quality of life for your dog-human family, including how to safely introduce your puppy to other dogs and people, how to break up fights, and how to be your dog's advocate.
FREE stuff: Includes a FREE book, Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Frustration, and Fear in Dogs, written by Ahimsa's owner, Grisha Stewart ($17.95 value), a free dog training clicker, a free digital download of our 100+ page dog training manual, and access to our networking group to help you find other dogs to practice with. During your 6-week class, you can also drop into our ongoing manners classes and regular workshops for free, on a space-available basis (without your dog, unless your dog is able to attend other classes safely). Dogs who are reactive to dogs (not reactive to people) can also drop into the new BAT Clinic, where you can do set-ups with your dog, for FREE during your Troubled Teens class.
Dog Size: All sizes are welcome. Very small or very large dogs may not have appropriate play partners in the class (there is not a TON of play), so if your dog is not an average-sized dog (about 25-80 pounds), we may work with your dog on calm focus on you, rather than off-leash play.
Age: 5-12 months. Dogs older than and dogs with a history of severe aggression (ex. damaging bites) should take our regular Growly Dog class.
Troubled Teens Dog Training Class Limit: 6 dogs.