Peaceful Walks. . . Brought to you by Good CitiZEN Dog 



Whether your dog is overly excited or displays fear-related behaviors like growling, barking, lunging, snapping, or other unseemly actions, this class will help. It is meant to address inappropriate “meeting and greeting” behaviors that may lead to unpleasant or unruly interactions with other dogs or people. The class will give you renewed confidence in handling your dog, and ultimately will help you have a better relationship with your pet. You will receive a thorough background of dog handling techniques to help you manage your dog in a variety of situations. The class will enable you to respond more effectively when your dog demonstrates unwanted behaviors. You will also learn and be able to identify when dogs are being friendly, and when they are not, through in-class demonstrations of friendly behaviors between dogs.

This class is perfect for dogs that display inappropriate behaviors, including:

  • Over-Excitement
  • Jumping
  • Excessive Barking
  • Possessiveness
  • Resource Guarding
  • Growling
  • Lunging

Once the group dynamics are established and leash management techniques are learned, we will move on to more challenging interactions. Throughout this time we will learn a variety of techniques to quiet and de-sensitize the dogs to each other. Operant and classical conditioning exercises will be employed to shift the emotional disposition of each dog from fear, discomfort, or over-stimulation, to greater comfort, less fear, and more appropriate responses.

The initial class session will be for owners only – no dogs until the second session. A one-time private in home session (usually lasting 90 minutes) is required, and is extremely helpful, to help evaluate and assess your dog’s behavior before the class begins. The session is meant to help you to gain additional control and to reduce your anxiety in class. This session will help you gain a better handle on the behaviors that are most challenging in your particular situation. If you’re looking for the most qualified people to handle aggressive dog training in Sarasota and Bradenton, you’ve found them!

***ABI (acquired bite inhibition) will be tested on all participants. Muzzles will be required for all dogs that have a “hard mouth” or for any dog that has bitten and caused serious injury to another dog or person previously. Good CitiZEN Dog Training reserves the right to turn down any dog that is deemed “too dangerous” to participate in this class.***

This class is held at our partner facility