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


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. We are accepting dogs for this seminar on an ongoing basis. 

Part 1 - Meet and Greet consultation with you and your dog. 

Part 2 - Training Package - In this conclusive presentation, you will learn about how dogs learn, canine body language and communication and a detailed 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. 

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. 


Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Seminar

                                             $300 + GST

Proof of current vaccinations for parvo, distemper and hepatitis (DA2P) are required. The first set of vaccinations are accepted for puppies. Proof of vaccinations for kennel cough and rabies are also required. Bordetella vaccination, nosode vaccination or titre testing is accepted for kennel cough and required for dogs over 6 months of age.  


Testimonials

Carrie and her colleagues at Country Canine Care were very professional throughout the process of registration, the seminar and the training session. They clearly understand dog behaviour, they obviously love dogs and they understand the emotional relationship between a dog and its owner affects the dog's behaviour. They have helped me to reduce my dog's tendency to react negatively to other dogs and to manage her behaviour better. 

I appreciate their skills and their caring attitudes. 

Bailey's Mom


Everything met or exceeded my expectation. I learned more than I expected and came away with some good tools to help me with Rudy's learning. I am extremely happy at his progress of being able to walk off leash at our 2nd session as he seemed way more relaxed. 

Rudy's Mom


The demeanour of the guide dog was excellent - very calm and willing to work with Buddy. the training was customized to Buddy to allow him to relax. We now know that Buddy only has issues with dogs he doesn't know or trust. The more familiar he is with the dog - the more relaxed he becomes. 

Buddy's Dad