Owning a reactive dog is not easy. There are limits to where you go, and what time of day you go there. You may choose to do more management and less training by keeping your reactive dog home and not taking him out in public much. Reactive dogs are responding emotionally to the stimulus which is the presence of other dogs. No amount of punishment or correction will help to improve their behavior and such techniques will exasperate their emotional response. There are dogs that blossom with positive reinforcement training and counter conditioning techniques. Some generalize easily and others learn a new response one step at a time in each new situation but nearly every dog improves with the right training. You can be your dogs advocate by providing effective and low stress training and making a walk in the park a much more enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.
In the reactive dog workshop you will have one on one guidance to help reduce your dog's reaction and desensitize them to the presence of other dogs. Once you are comfortable applying these techniques and you are getting a positive response, you will then participate in group training sessions with other dogs and owners who are working towards the same goal.