BARK! Class

Does your dog bark or lunge at other dogs or people on walks?

Are you frustrated because you’ve tried EVERYTHING to fix his behavior and nothing works?
Are you ready to enjoy calm, peaceful walks with your dog?

It can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing to try to walk a reactive dog that barks, growls, or lunges at other dogs and people on a daily basis – I’ve been there before when one of my own dogs.  Instead of enjoying a peaceful walk in the neighborhood, I found myself on edge and constantly scanning the neighborhood just in case someone or something appeared from around a corner. And honestly, there were times when I just avoided the walk altogether because my dog’s outbursts were too annoying and overwhelming.  That wasn’t the life that I wanted for myself and my dog, and I know that you don’t want a life filled with stress and isolation either.

There is hope!  We are here to help!

BARK! Class Details

BARK! is a reactive dog group class that is specifically designed for dogs that bark, lunge, snap, growl or hide from people or dogs. This class will help you:

  • Get to the root of your dog’s fear, anxiety, or over-excitement
  • Provide a detailed training plan to change his/her behavior
  • Understand how to use positive reinforcement training methods that have been scientifically proven to work

*The purpose of this class is not to see if dogs will interact socially*

Class size is limited to 4 human-dog teams to maintain specialized attention. 

  • Day: Next series starts on January 11, 2020
  • Time: 9-10 am
  • Location: Mission Viejo, CA​

Can’t wait until January?

Ask us about our new BARK! Online program to get your dog on the right track as soon as possible.

Reactive Dog Resources

Many dogs lunge and bark at other dogs when on-leash, a behavior that trainers call “leash reactivity.”  If this sounds familiar, know that you are not alone!  The best thing that you can do is arm yourself with the most up to date, science-based information.  Click the link below to learn more about how reactivity develops, how to manage common situations that may be difficult for your reactive dogs, and most importantly, how to help your dog overcome this issue.

Reactive Dog Articles

“Murdoc is doing much better and has regained a lot of his confidence.  He is no longer getting in fights with his older brother and is much more manageable in social situations.  I have gotten quite good at reading him and figuring out what to do in order to make him comfortable in certain situations. Thanks for all your help and hard work with him!  Implementing your techniques has really helped and my crazy Border Collie is fun to take in public again.”

-Collin P. & Murdoc

“Love, love, love this class. I have been looking and hoping for a class that addresses dog reactivity and the Bark class is perfect. Instead of just teaching me how to control my dog in situations that make him uncomfortable, I am learning how to help my dog feel better in those situations. Amanda is wonderful.”

Linda B. & Dodger

Questions about BARK! Class?