Calm & Confident Program – 9 Lesson Track
Course Overview (*This course is being created now so it is not complete!)
These lessons are especially put together for our C & C Program (Calm & Confident Program) for over reactive dogs. But, we welcome any client to browse through and apply these principles themselves.
We have three goals in the program:
- Understanding how our dogs are communicating with us through calming signals. We also use these signals to help our dogs calm down in a gentle and positive way.
- Using a method called “Counter Conditioning” in order to help change our dogs’ emotional response to triggers from one of fear to one of “this is a good thing!”
- Building a special job for the reactive dog – such as performing agility, trailing (search) work, learning via imitation, and scent discrimination through scent games.
This is not a fast process and is often a lifetime of change. But, efforts and change can be worth it in your household – especially if they result in a calmer, more confident dog.