Introducing the first of it's kind, Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Seminar.
                            Contact us today to reserve your space.

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 exacerbate their negative emotional response. Our goal is to reduce the stress and anxiety that you and your dog experience in the presence of other dogs, which will make for a better quality of life for both of you.

K9 Kind uses science-based, positive reinforcement training methods to rehabilitate fear, anxiety and aggression. You and your dog will learn practical and psychological skills to change and reduce reactive behaviour in a low stress and controlled atmosphere. The techniques used are scientifically proven to be the most effective way to teach dogs to independently make good decisions and change their emotional response to the presence of other dogs. The low-stress, force-free methods of training we will utilize, focus on teaching and leading our dogs in order to reduce the likelihood of unwanted behaviors leaving you feeling good about how you communicate with your dog. Your dog will be better equipped to choose desirable behaviours and feel less angst and more joy.    

The reactive dog rehabilitation seminar is a three part series. 

Part 1 - Meet and Greet with you and your dog. (last two weeks in February)

Part 2 - 2 hour presentation. (People only) In this conclusive presentation, you will learn about how dogs learn, canine body language and communication and a conclusive training plan that uses counter condition and desensitization techniques that change your dog's emotional response to other dogs. We will also discuss the scientific theories behind positive reinforcement training, dominance VS leadership, and pack theory. You will be provided with a 40 page booklet that includes all of the information covered in the seminar as well as educational videos developed by Applied Animal Behaviourists.  (March 2nd from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm)

Part 3 - Two private sessions where you and your dog will work hand in hand with a qualified trainer, in a low stress and controlled environment with other calm dogs and an experienced handler. 

You will have one on one guidance to help reduce your dog's emotional reaction, and desensitize your dog to the presence of other dogs. (To be scheduled weekends in March)

Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Seminar Schedule TBA

                                             $300 + GST

All dogs must be currently vaccinated for parvo, distemper and hepatitis (DA2P). In addition, dogs must be titre tested or vaccinated for the kennel cough virus (Bordetella).