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Having a reactive dog can be frustrating, overwhelming and in some cases it can be scary!  Shannon has helped thousands of reactive dogs and their people by teaching that this is commonly caused by fear.  This program is a replica of what she does during a private one on one session.  If you have a reactive dog, this course will help you understand why the behaviors are happening and how you can help without having to leave your home (which can be difficult with a dog that is reactive).

Introduction

Welcome to TFF’s Reactive Dog Rehabilitation Program (RDRP)! This program was designed to help you help your dog become less reactive.  Often dogs will be “reactive” when they are afraid or anxious.  During this program you will learn why your dog is behaving the way they are and how you can help them.

Every dog is different, some dogs are mildly reactive, while others are extremely reactive.  With this program, the goal is to reduce your dog’s stress and anxiety in specific situations.  Some dogs may have a full recovery while others may just see a decrease in stress.  The most important thing that I hope you get from this program is more understanding of your dog.  I know that this journey will not be easy, but I hope that this program makes this journey more enjoyable!  Good luck and have fun!

How to make the most of this program:

  1. Watch the videos and webinars in the order that is recommended
  2. Complete the homework before moving to the next video segment but remember you may need to review past videos even if you move forward
  3. Access the Reactive Dog Rehabilitation support group Facebook page
  4. Make a commitment to make time to practice with your dog
  5. Be patient with your dog and yourself – remember this process is slow
  6. Make sure that you journal from the beginning.  Make notes about behaviors, what has changed or stayed the same.  Journaling daily will help you monitor any progress or problems that may arise.
  7. If you need additional help, consider becoming a member of the “Coaching Level” and you can email me one question per month

** This program is designed to help your dog overcome his/ her reactivity due to fear and anxiety. If your dog is a danger to others (has bitten a person, dog or other animal) you should work one on one with a behaviorist.  In addition, you should never put your dog into a situation where your dog could harm others.

** There is no guarantee that this program will completely rehabilitate your dog.  There are a variety of factors that go into full rehabilitation, including but not limited to the severity of the reactivity, the reason for the reactivity, underlying medical conditions and the consistency and repetition of the behavior modification.

**The amount of time it takes to rehabilitate these dogs varies. Some may improve in a few months; others may take years.  To be successful you must be patient, consistent and practice often.

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