This group has been created to help owners socialize their dogs. Behavior problems frequently arise from inadequate socialization, and behavior problems are the leading cause of death for dogs in shelters. We can help all sorts of dogs, and deliver the one-on-one attention troubled dogs need. We use positive reinforcement only, and focus on helping the dog change their emotional response to something that triggers them. We go at the dog's pace, and meet every Sunday afternoon, weather permitting.  Read Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt and Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) by Grisha Stewart for an idea of the types of exercises we'll do.

 

Note:

    It is important to RSVP to the meetups if you are attending.

    We meet every Sunday afternoon 3:00-6:00 unless notified otherwise.  The park location may change, but the time will be consistent.

    A general social gathering for generally social or mildly reactive dogs will be at the beginning of the meeting.  RSVP for the Pack Walk if you're interested.

    A 4 or 6-foot leash is required at all times per Irvine law, no exceptions.  No flexi leashes, please.

 

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  • 12h ago · 9:00 AM

    Reactive Rover Walk

    2 Dog Lovers

    Does your dog bark, lunge and growl at things on walks? Is your dog too excited around other people or other dogs to walk nicely on a loose-leash? This walk is a great... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Reactive Rover Walk

    3 Dog Lovers

    Does your dog bark, lunge and growl at things on walks? Is your dog too excited around other people or other dogs to walk nicely on a loose-leash? This walk is a great... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Pack Walk

    3 Dog Lovers

    For the dogs who are well-socialized, or almost there.  We walk about a block to Hicks Canyon Trail and it's an out and back, easygoing hike on well groomed, fairly flat... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 4:45 PM

    30-minute Private Training Session 4

    2 Dog Lovers

    One of the IDOGS trainers, Tasha or Pam, will be on hand to help you with any behavioral or obedience-related training you require. We can also work on fun tricks and... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 4:30 PM

    30-minute Private Training Session 3

    2 Dog Lovers

    One of the IDOGS trainers, Tasha or Pam, will be on hand to help you with any behavioral or obedience-related training you require. We can also work on fun tricks and... Learn more
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