Reactive Dog Classes

Reactive Dog Classes

Who are they for?

Our specialised classes are for dogs which bark, growl, and lunge at other dogs. The reactive dog course is set over four sessions, which are held fortnightly and last an hour. A maximum number of dogs that can attend on a course is four. Suitability for the course will be verified by Clinical Animal Behaviourist Danielle Beck prior to booking.

What the course covers:

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  •    Teaching you to understanding your dog’s reactive behaviour
  •   Teaching you about your dog’s triggers
  •   Understanding dog behaviour and communication
  •   How to manage situations to help your dog
  •   Positive reward based behaviour training
  •   Re-educate your dog around the triggers and introduce this into everyday life.


The course package also includes access to Control the Meerkat where you will be able to watch video tutorial demos, online reactive dog courses, and see live chats with Danielle Beck. You will also be invited to access a forum to chat with other peers that are or have attended the course.

The dogs start and progress together throughout the course. Once you have completed the four sessions, you will have the option to continue with progressing further with regular practical set ups.

Just For Handlers

In week 1, we have just yourselves only, without the dogs. This is where we will discuss and explain the course content, help you feel at ease, answer any questions you may have and introduce the training and handling skills. We will also be setting achievable and realistic tasks for you to complete between class sessions.


Over the course, you will learn the handling and training skills required to positively deal with the challenges associated with owning a reactive dog.

Details of our Reactive Classes


Venue Details: Pooches Playhouse, Unit M, Prestwich Industrial Estate, Coal Pit Lane, Atherton, Manchester M46 0RY

*These are outdoor classes, please bring appropriate clothing *

Week 1: 16th January at 3pm – 4pm 

Two weeks of virtual support.

Week 2:  6th February at 3pm – 4pm

Week 3:   20th February at 3pm – 4pm

Week 4: 6th March at 3pm – 4pm


Venue Details: Ribble View Farm, off Alston Lane, Longridge, PR3 3BN

Coming Soon!


Venue Details: St Columba’s Church Hall, Highroad Well Lane, Pellon, HX2 0QF

Week 1- 12th January at 6pm or 7.30pm

Week 2- 26th January at 6pm – or 7.30pm

Week 3- 9th February at 6pm or 7.30pm

Week 4- 23rd February at 6pm or 7.30pm

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