LEASH REACTIVITY

WHAT IS LEASH REACTIVITY?

'Leash Reactivity' is a term often used to describe any combination of the following behaviors toward a person, animal or object when out on a leash:

  • Barking

  • Pulling

  • Growling

  • Lunging

  • Rearing

  • Snapping

  • The inability to move away from a triggering stimulus.

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If this all sounds like your dog, we are here for you!

At Proud Paws we understand that these behaviors can be worrisome, frustrating, embarrassing and even scary. These feelings can also be all the more exacerbated by the nature of the urban environment and the challenge of finding places to exercise your dog so that you don't have to suffer through these experiences each day. Maybe it has even gotten to the point where you have stopped trying to walk your dog completely.

These reactive behaviors are often a result of fear, insecurity, over-stimulation and frustration. Your dog may even enjoy the company of other dogs off-leash, but loses all sense of control when encountering other dogs when under restraint.

Proud Paws has a perfectly tailored package for the leash reactive dog that helps dog parents in deciphering where these behaviors are coming from and most importantly how to pave the way toward remedying them. Not only does this training package allow you to see things from your dog's point of view, but also empowers you with the tools to confidently and decisively handle your dog, progressively bringing you back to a manageable and enjoyable walking experience.

What makes this a uniquely valuable choice:

Most training protocols involve either harsh methods and equipment, correcting and punishing your dog for their mistakes, or a repetitive and often arduous set of steps that makes it difficult for the dog parent to feel successful and misses the opportunity to 'think outside the box'.

The Proud Paws 'Leash Reactivity' program takes you through an in-depth team-building experience with your dog, addressing their stress and over-arousal in multiple areas, teaching them a clear line of focus on you when on leash and providing you with a full tool box of cues and techniques to handle and resolve your challenges.

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