• Sydney - Reducing Reactivity
    Ellen has done a great job with Sydney. She was super fearful, and very reactive to people coming into our home. Ellen taught us what to do to help Sydney (and us) and she's so much better. - Krista, Jeff & Sydney

Reducing Reactivity and Your Dog

Sigh… I know your pain and frustration all too well. It’s always challenging, usually exhausting, sometimes embarrassing, often confusing and that’s just the start!

For our dogs, it can cause even greater anxiety for them than it does for us.

Reactivity is there for a reason; to the dog, it works for them in some way. May not be how we want it to work – but to the dog, it’s there for a reason.

When we can figure out what’s causing the reactivity (sometimes it’s not what you think it is) then we can work on fixing it.

Reducing Reactivity starts with a consultation in your home. I do not need to see the reactivity in order to begin training – but I do need as much information as you can provide.

Reducing Reactivity is a commitment on your part, and mine. It’s rarely a one-off visit to change the behavior. Day Training, Weekly Sessions, or As-Needed Appointments are all available depending upon what’s best for your dog, and you.

Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT)

I specialize in BAT (Behavior Adjustment Training) and use the principals and practices of BAT in all of my training with reactive dogs. I also follow a Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach in all of my work. This is especially important when helping dogs that are reactive.

Reducing Reactivity always takes into consideration a visit with your veterinarian, a holistic or integrative veterinarian (such as Dr. Aldridge or Dr. Yelinek ), or one of LA’s three Veterinarian Behaviorists (Dr. Rachel or Dr. Sueda or Dr. Cho).

It can sound overwhelming, but I’m here to help you find a new path. Together, we’ll create new behaviors and reduce reactivity.