6801 W. 117th Ave., Unit F3, Broomfield, CO 80020


Reactive Rover Course Details


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Week 1 (humans only)
  • How dogs learn
  • How behavior modification works
  • Body language
  • Using markers - training/mechanics
  • Logistics (layout of class, safety, cancellations, etc.)
Week 2
  • Find it
  • Stress signals/body language
  • Training mechanics
  • Focus/attention and name responsiveness
  • Hand targeting
  • U-turns/let’s go
Week 3
  • Stress signals/body language (compared to last week)
  • Enrichment suggestions
  • Practice focus/attention, name responsiveness, targeting, u-turns
    • *One-by-one individually in middle of room
  • Lure walking intro
    • *Happy talk
Week 4
  • Situational awareness
  • Dog-dog conflict discussion
  • U-turns, focus/attention, name responsiveness, targeting, lure walking, etc. w/ distractions
  • Passing by distractions (rather than avoiding)
Week 5
  • Setups - with added distractions
  • Sharing common space with other dogs
  • One by one leash greetings in middle of room (as ready)
    • *What do healthy leash greetings look like?
Week 6
  • Functional setups and practice exercises with other dogs in class
  • Outdoor Practice (as ready)
  • More leash greetings (as ready)



Please note: While we do our best to stick to this schedule, at times, there may be slight variations based on the needs of the class. I also want to note that in addition to each of these topics there is always bonus material in your packets which we aren't able to cover in the class but that are helpful overall to your long term success.

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