Dog-Dog Aggression

R for Relief

Living with a dog that barks, growls, and lunges at other dogs while on leash, has trouble sharing with fellow canines, is unable to hang out with his own kind without conflict is not only stressful for their humans, but is also very stressful for the dog — not to mention it effects their quality of life.

We can help you address this and bring your dog’s behavior to a manageable level giving you the peace of mind you deserve! It really is possible!

Choose the growly dog program that best suits your needs

Barking, growling, and lunging at other dogs when on leash—Imagine walks without having to jump behind parked cars to avoid an outburst. Difficulty sharing balls, toys, and spaces with canine housemates or dogs at the park — Imagine no longer worrying about your dog playing or sharing space without conflict. General aggressive behavior toward other dogs—Imagine being able to trust your dog to say hello to a fellow canine without fireworks.

Day School for Leash Reactive Dogs

You read it right… It’s a school to help leash reactive dogs… Day School will fetch results faster because we do all the heavy lifting for you. We will train your dog and show you how to maintain the newly learned behaviors.

This program gives you the best value for your money. Your dog goes to school 3 times a week for 3 months. A certified trainer will work with your dog exclusively to change the association and teach an alternate behavior. We then do a weekly transfer lesson (60-minute) with you to show you what we worked on and share some practice work. You also have the option to attend a group class – both class room sessions and field trips to practice around other dogs in controlled setting and in public places.

Tuition: 

Assessment Consult & Goal Setting: $230

Total Cost of the Day School Program $6500.

  • 3 days(6 hours a day) of school per week for 3 months
  • 12 (sixty-minute) transfer and coaching sessions
  • Free enrollment in the Leash Reactive Dog Group Class
  • Free enrollment in the Leash Reactive Dog Public Manners Class
  • 3 months of free email and phone support after the completion of the program
  • Life time access to a Leash Reactive Dog Support group to practice with other dog owners
  • Free meet ups and group walks as they are scheduled – at least once a month
Schedule the Initial Consultation

Private Coaching for Leash Reactive Dogs

  • With our trainer as your personal coach, learn the technicalities of teaching to change your dog’s association toward other dogs on the walks
  • Our trainer will share exercises with you during each session and leave you with practice work
  • Remember! The progress depends on how much you are able to accomplish outside of the 60-minute training session with the trainer

Tuition: 

Assessment Consult & Goal Setting: $230

Growly Dog Private Coaching

6 sessions @170 each: $1020

9 sessions @160 each:$1440

Schedule the Initial Consultation

Note: 

Each training session is 60 minutes long

Leash Reactive Dog Group Training Class

Walking the dog is supposed to be fun. Relaxing, even. But it’s hard to relax and enjoy yourself when your best friend is growling and lunging at every dog he sees. Our certified dog trainer will guide you and your group through fun, carefully orchestrated exercises designed to change how your dog feels about seeing other dogs while on leash—and how he behaves when he does, too.

For: 

Leash reactive dogs who are otherwise social, and are comfortable around human strangers

Length: 

5 one-hour sessions

When & Where: 

San Jose – Fetch Sam (Map)

Sunday 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM

Now enrolling for 12th of January.

Tuition: 

$320 for the Group Class
$800 for a Growly Dog Combo Pack of class + 3 Private Training Sessions

Register for Leash Reactive Dog Class

Leash Reactive Dog Public Manners Finishing Class

Designed to boost your confidence and help your dog handle all manner of situations, we take Leash Reactive Dog graduates on the road. Weekly trips to various neighborhoods, parks, and other appropriate settings let you and your dog practice your new skills in real-life situations. You’ll walk with a small group of fellow Leash Reactive Dog grads, guided by your training instructor. You will also be a part of our free Meet Up and Facebook group connecting you with other owners for additional help & support, if needed.

For: 

Dogs graduated from Leash Reactive Dog Class, or by invitation after Private Training

Length: 

Monthly membership of 4 one-hour sessions can be renewed repeatedly

Tuition: 

$400 with the option to sign up for monthly membership as long as you need

Register for Leash Reactive Dog Public Manners Finishing Class

Private Coaching + Class Combo Packs

Want personalized attention & help while enrolled in a class? Combine Group Classes & Private Training

Having trouble deciding between group classes and day school? You don’t have to. With our Combo packs, you can have the benefits of both.

 

Growly Dog Combo Pack #1
5 weeks of group Leash Reactive Dog class + 3 private coaching sessions: $800 

 

Growly Dog Combo Pack #2

Growly Dog Group Training Class ($320) + 6 private coaching sessions ($1020): $1250

Contact Us to register for a Combo Package

Why does he do that??

Our clients and students often ask us why their dogs behave the way they do. When it comes to aggression, fear is usually the culprit.

What? He hardly looks scared, you say. We know. He looks kind of scary doing all that barking and growling and lunging toward the other dog. But many dogs learn that when you bark and growl and lunge things move away from you. It’s really a pretty smart technique, when you think about it. Not a very socially acceptable one, though!

Okay, you say, but why is he so scared in the first place? A lot of factors. Genetics, Lack of appropriate early socialization or even too much exposure overwhelming the puppy, Some learned etc.,

In the case of leash reactive dogs, in most cases it could be that the dog is upset or uncomfortable being constrained by a leash as his ability to move away is restricted.

It could be lack of experience. Dogs who don’t grow up around other dogs during puppyhood often suffer from what we call lack of appropriate socialization. Think of it this way: If you kept a child away from other children until she was 7 years old there’s a good chance she’d have a hard time being socially polite. The barking, growling, snapping, lunging or just symptoms. To solve leash reactivity, we need to change your dog’s emotions.

So what can I do?

Our growly dog training includes two approaches: We teach your dog there’s nothing to be afraid of, and we show him new, more effective ways to behave when he sees or interacts with another dog. We also work on your body language to ensure that there is no conflicting communication between you and your dog.

This one-two combination is designed to get your dog feeling more comfortable around other dogs, and you feeling less stressed as a result.