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…

"Our rescue dog Harley was fearful of strangers and reactive to other dogs.We completed Basic Manners and Public Manners and Harley has learned several important skills. We are in the leash reactive dogs class now. D for Dog is a great investment for anyone who wants to correct their dog's problem behaviors, and Kaajal is wonderful to work with."
Nyasha Olmstead
mom of Harley, a Boxer mix (Group Class Client)
"I needed help with my fear-reactive (barking/lunging) mini Aussie who is afraid of both strangers and strange dogs. Kaajal has not only helped me improve his confidence and reactivity, but she has also really been there for me emotionally. My pup is still a work in progress, but I've seen so much change in him in such a short time."
Andrea Nysen
Mom of Max, a mini Australian Shepherd (Day School Client)

Leash Reactive Dog Day School

$6500 for 6 to 8 months of foundation training for Leash Reactivity

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. 

Imagine…

  • Walks without having to jump behind parked cars to avoid an outburst.
  • Being able to trust your dog to say hello to a fellow canine without fireworks.
  • No longer worrying about your dog playing or sharing space without conflict.

         annnnnnnndddddd the peace of mind?

  • Your time and dollars matter. So do your results, and we care as much about them as you do.

Assessment Consult & Goal Setting: $230

  • Day School Days: 12 weeks @3 days per week.
  • Transfer lessons: 30 minute transfer lesson every training week
  • Daily Practice Sessions: Daily 30-minute practice sessions with the trainer available to get the most from the program
  • Maintenance Sessions: 6 sixty-minute private sessions
  • 15-minute daily homework
  • Free Enrollment in a Group Class that fits your goals
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the training program (call or email anytime you have a question!)
  • 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

Note: 

You can Opt for Board & Train if commute is a hindrance. Board & Train is an 8-week training program (3 training days per week) for foundation skills. All the other perks remain the same.

Leash Reactive Dog Foundations Group Training Class

$320 for FIVE 60-minute Classroom Sessions

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 The class starting on the 9th of August 2020.

 

Tuition: 

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

Leash Reactive Dog Public Manners Finishing Class

$400 monthly membership of 4 one-hour sessions (can be renewed repeatedly)

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

Private Coaching for Leash Reactive Dogs

$1530 for NINE 60-minute coaching sessions

  • 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 @180 each: $1080

9 sessions @170 each:$1530

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, uncomfortable or frustrated 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.