Leash Agression / Leash Reactivity Program

Leash Aggression (also known as Leash Reactivity) is a frustrating dog behavior problem — both for the dog and its owner.

Whether the problem is based on over-enthuiasm or fear towards oncoming dogs or people, FetchMasters’ Dog Training can help you.

FetchMasters takes a three-pronged approach to solving leash aggression problems:

  1. Owner Education. Unfortunately, owners often figure heavily into many dog behavior problems, and leash reactivity is no exception. It is imperitive that owners learn to control themsleves correctly, both physically and psychologically, when handling their leash-aggressive dogs. When you are finished with our program, you will know everything you need to know to move about safely with your dog.
  2. Dog Training.¬†There are several aspects of dog training that lend themsleves to fixing leash aggression: the development of impulse control, desensitization to triggers, counter-conditioning the dog’s understanding of various triggers, etc. We use a number of important dog training protocols to help dogs feel more comfortable around other dogs and people when the leash is attached.
  3. Handling Techniques: There are correct and incorrect ways to handle leash aggressive dogs. We will teach you how to handle your dog in ways that make it feel more comfortable on-leash in the presence of other dogs and people. We also will equip you with numerous ways to handle various situations.

We have developed a comprehensive program specifically meant to accomplish all of these goals in a gentle, dog-friendly, positive way.

Our comprehensive Leash Aggression Program includes:

  • A board-and-train program to build your dog’s impulse control and obedience skills to an appropriate level for working with leash reactivity.
  • Three private coaching sessions to make you a better dog handler.
  • A block of five sessions in our highly specialized Leash Aggression Ongoing Support Group Class to help you apply¬† both your dog’s newly trained skills, as well as your own, to your dog’s leash aggression problem.

To learn more about our availability, programs and pricing, please contact us.