The NEPA Dog Lovers Training & Socialization Club is a group of pet owners and their dogs who have the desire to be active, social and combine the while exploring the wonders of NEPA. If this sound like something you would like to do but your pet has undesirable behaviors or reactions to either other dogs or people or situations that you would like to change. This may be the group for you.
Change requires a systematic and gradual exposure what triggers the bad behavior, the knowledge of how to properly redirect and create a new response and the support of others to help you along the way. The proven scientific method to train/teach/modify animal behavior is operant and classical conditioning. The short version: building an association between 2 events in a way that creates a desired behavior and/or extinguishes an undesired behavior. Have you gone through behaviorists/trainers that either 1) didn't help or 2) charged you $200 a pop and then told you that, in order to continue to help your dog, you needed to "find people" or "find dogs" to expose your dog to, in a very specific manner?
Great! Now it is easy to arrange that enough times to make significant progress! Working through it will strengthen your relationship in ways you never imagined possible and having fun while you are building better bonds with your pet companion as well as like minded people from your community is a bonus.