by Emily Larlham
Running time: 4 hours, 12 minutes
Reactivity: A Program for Rehabilitation explains how to train the most important behaviors and skills needed for tackling reactivity. In-depth tutorials show you how to lower stress, build calmness, build attention, train alternate behaviors, reinforce the absence of reactivity, and, most importantly, build your dog's confidence and trust in you. The 2-DVD set also covers how to interrupt and prevent reactivity. In this training plan you will learn to use counter conditioning to change your dog's emotional response to things he fears or to things that make him over-aroused.
The making of Reactivity: A Program for Rehabilitation was inspired by Splash, Emily's Border collie, who used to be a highly reactive and fearful dog. Splash now brings tears of joy to Emily's eyes instead of tears of sadness. Emily's goal is to empower owners who may feel hopeless and overwhelmed by the task of rehabilitating their beloved companion. While this DVD is for those whose dogs are reactive to people, other dogs, and objects, the same training method can be applied to dogs that are overly fearful or overly excitable in certain situations, but that don't become reactive. The same goal is appropriate for all of these dogs: creating a dog that feels relaxed, calm, and WANTS to do what his handler asks in all situations.
About the author:
Emily Larlham combines her artistic background and training skills to come up with creative, fast and reliable ways to solve problem behaviors and train complex behaviors and tricks. She created the term "Progressive Reinforcement Training" to describe a non-violent way of training animals that involves no forms of physical or psychological intimidation. Emily has led seminars in the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Europe, Africa, and Asia on Progressive Reinforcement Training. She is also known for posting free dog-training videos on YouTube under the name "kikopup." Emily's belief is that everyone should have access to information about how to train dogs in the most humane and ethical manner.