CynoCentric Training & Behavior

Really Reactive

Private Coaching Session

Really Reactive dogs have a difficult time learning skills in new environments. And they make it nearly impossible for you to listen and learn too. For that reason, if you have a really reactive dog, start here so that we can get you ready to work without distraction.

There’s a common misconception that it is helpful for your Trainer to “see” the problem behavior in action, at its worst, in order to help you. You also might be concerned that your Trainer will not believe how “extreme” your dog’s problem is unless they see it for themselves. This is not the case.

It is far better for us to set your dog up, as much as possible, for successful sessions right from the start. It is easier to build on early small successes than it is to claw back from full blown failure. For that reason, we like to carefully plan and prepare for our first working session involving your dog.

We’ll gather information about your dog’s triggers and history, discuss equipment, safety and management, and give you skills to practice at home so that your first session with your dog has the greatest chance of being a good learning experience for you and your dog.

Really Reactive Private Coaching Sessions for On Leash Reactivity can be attended by all who care for/handle/walk the dog. Leave the dog at home.

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About Private Coaching Sessions

Private Lessons are flexible and convenient. Work within your own schedule. Get help with exactly what you need, from the right trainer for your priorities. We’ll structure the training around your goals, and you’ll work at your own pace.

Once you have selected the private session that best matches your needs and interests, you can add notes that tell us what is most important for you and your family to work on first and provide any other specifics you would like. We will structure the training plan around your goals.

Private coaching sessions take place at our facility. Session fees are $90 for each 50 minute session ($135 when a second trainer is required to handle a helper dog).

You will bring your dog to each session (with the exception of Really Reactive Private Session) along with a regular leash and collar or harness, some tasty treats and favorite toys, and your questions. All members of the family are welcome to attend.