Does your dog bark, growl or lunge at other dogs he sees in the distance when he’s on leash? Whether your dog performs these behaviors on leash out of frustration (meaning your dog often plays well with other dogs when off leash), fear, or aggression, this class is for you!
This specialty course run by two instructors is designed to provide you with the skills to manage and modify your dog’s current reaction to other dogs when seen at a distance. We train in a safe, low-stress classroom environment to teach your dog alternative behaviors that are incompatible with reactivity and aggression. Dogs will not greet one another in class, so if your dog only experiences conflict with other dogs at the dog park, in your home, or when greeting nose-to-nose, please consider scheduling a private behavior consultation instead.
This class is not suitable for dogs who demonstrate reactivity or aggression toward people. If your dog is reactive or aggressive toward people, we are available to support you in a private behavior consultation. You may schedule a behavior consultation through our website (look under the “Training Services” tab) or by calling 303-442-4030 ext. 368.
Important note: The first class for this course is for pet parents only. Please leave your dog at home the first class.
Because vital information and safety precautions are discussed during the first night, if you are a ‘no-show’ for the first class, you will not be permitted to attend the rest of the classes (and will not be refunded the class fee) unless you arrange a private consultation with the class instructor for an additional $40 fee.
The Training Center recommends scheduling a private consultation if you feel you need immediate assistance while waiting for your Grumpy Growler classes to start.
Please watch the Pre-Class Orientation video prior to attending Grumpy Growlers. The video will provide you with important training skills to ensure your success in the program.