Dog Reactivity Workshop

  • March 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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RSVP only for the number of dogs you are bringing - no more than ONE dog per person!

Our SMALL GROUP Dog Reactivity Workshop is designed for dogs that are reactive or aggressive to other dogs. These workshops are very small and fill up quickly. You will receive instructions beforehand for this workshop. This workshop is INSIDE so it will be held rain or shine.

The dog reactivity workshop provides you with tools, resources, and information to work on acclimating your dog to other dogs and making your dog, at the very least, behave around other dogs on leash. Your dog will not be "cured" after a two hour workshop, but you should expect to see progress in your dog over the course of the workshop, and you'll leave with an arsenal of tools to help you continue to practice with your dog.

This workshop is expected to last approximately two hours (though it might go longer if needed). All dogs must be current on their rabies vaccinations, and you must bring proof of rabies with you in class. All dogs must also be backed up (equipment), so watch your email for pre-class instructions. This workshop is $75 for owners of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes (no discounts) and $125 for owners of other breeds.

PRIOR to the workshop you will receive an email with class instructions and a handout for you to review carefully before class.

Observers without dogs are permitted on a limited basis - observer fee is 50% of the class fee, payable on the day of class. You must email the organizer in advance to be an observer. OBSERVERS do not RSVP. RSVP is only for DOGS attending.

Waiver and Release of Liability:

By signing up (RSVPing) for this Dog Reactivity Workshop, you hereby release, waive, discharge and hold harmless Chako Pit Bull Rescue and its officers, agents, volunteers, and directors from any and all liability, claims, costs and expenses whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained to you or your dog as a result of your participation in this Dog Reactivity Workshop.

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  • Nicole

    Is there an upcoming class scheduled? I would like to get my Foster dog into one.

    April 22, 2013

  • Dona

    How do I get on the waiting list for the next class.

    March 29, 2013

    • Dawn

      We don't have the next one scheduled yet, but stay tuned

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just sent the add'l payment for my AB to participate (sorry, forgot to make the change earlier). Found the special instructions in my junk file too. Hotmail converted to Outlook so things are all out of sorts now! See everyone tomorrow!

    March 29, 2013

  • Mar

    How long is the class?

    March 28, 2013

    • Dawn

      Two hours. The description states approximately two hours. It may go a LITTLE longer, but it depends on the group of dogs.

      1 · March 28, 2013

  • Joan M.

    I'm on the wait list, but I happened to think maybe this is not the right workshop for my dog. Zoe's not aggressive at all, just defensive. She was mauled by a couple of pb's a couple of years ago and is still very nervous. She fence fights, and cringes when we see another potentially aggressive dog on a leash. She might get worse surrounded by reactive dogs.

    March 27, 2013

  • Victoria

    I have a illness and cannot attend.

    March 27, 2013

  • June K.

    Hi Dawn- is there a list of things we need to bring to workshop on Saturday March 30

    March 18, 2013

    • Dawn

      You will receive an email a few days beforehand, so be sure to keep an eye out and check your spam folder

      March 18, 2013

  • Mac G.

    should i do the reactivity workshop first before doing the obedince class if my dog is reactive towards other dogs?

    March 17, 2013

    • Dawn

      It just depends on how reactive your dog is

      March 18, 2013

    • Mac G.

      so should I do the class first then? Because she not that social with other dogs

      March 18, 2013

  • KIRSTEN

    Will there be another Reactivity Class soon?

    March 10, 2013

    • Dawn

      I hold them about twice a year, :)

      March 11, 2013

    • Dawn

      Nope, not yet, but we normally hold these a couple of times a year

      March 16, 2013

  • Victoria

    Can you recommend an affordable way to vaccinate my pit? I'm willing to give him shots on my own and keep a record. I heard that i could purchase all vaccines and administer them myself except for the rabies shot. The rabies shot has to be purchased from and administered by the vet. My pit is fear aggressive (yes, I signed up for this class) and taking him to the vet is stressful. I don't like the idea of paying someone to do something I can do especially if paying them stresses me and my pit. Like I said before, I'm willing to vaccinate him myself but i want it to be legal too. P.s. he has shots. They are going to expire soon.

    February 12, 2013

    • Dawn

      You can buy most vaccinations at feed stores, but they have to be stored properly to remain effective. You should have someone very experienced show you how to administer a vaccination. Yes, only a vet can give a Rabies shot. There are low cost vaccination clinics throughout Sacramento -- one is at River Valley Feed sunday mornings, for example.

      February 13, 2013

    • Victoria

      Thank you, Dawn! I appreciate it the info.

      February 13, 2013

  • Sara

    What training methods do you use in this class?

    February 12, 2013

    • Sara

      Could you give some examples of what you might suggest?

      February 12, 2013

    • Dawn

      One example would be working at a farther distance and rewarding focus and gradually decreasing threshhold. There are many others techniques we discuss and try, and I cannot go over them all here. Hence, the workshop!

      February 12, 2013

  • Tatiana G.

    My dog is reactive sometimes to dogs. Should I take this workshop first or enroll in basic obedience???

    February 12, 2013

    • Dawn

      I cannot really answer that without knowing how reactive your dog is. If your dog settles down within a few moments, a basic class might just be fine.

      February 12, 2013

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