Understanding and Managing Reactivity: An Educational Workshop for Dog Parents

| August 4, 2023

Are you struggling with a dog that barks and lunges at other dogs, people, bicycles, and even squirrels? Dealing with these unwanted behaviours can be quite challenging and stressful for both you and your furry friend. But worry no longer, because Toronto Humane Society’s team of certified canine trainers are here to help! 

Introducing the Reactive Dog Educational Workshop

We are excited to invite you to our two-session educational workshop, led by Jessica Tartaglia, Toronto Humane Society’s Assistant Manager of Public Training Services, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed.  

In this workshop, you’ll be able to understand your dog’s reactivity, learn effective techniques to manage your dog’s environment, and work on modifying your dog’s response to those triggers that set them off. 

Workshop Details:

– Date: August 18, 2023, and August 25, 2023 

– Time: 3:30 PM EST 

– Location: Training Room in the Basement, 11 River Street, or virtually via zoom 

– Price: $40 per ticket (includes both sessions) 

Click here to save your spot for the Reactive Dog Educational Workshop

Why Should You Attend?

Reactivity is a common challenge faced by many dog parents, especially in a highly populated city like Toronto. This limited time offer workshop equips you with the knowledge and tools you need to address your dog’s reactivity with positive reinforcement techniques. Consider attending this workshop if you want to learn any number of the following: 

  1. Understanding Reactivity: Learn the underlying reasons behind your dog’s reactive behaviour towards other dogs, people, bicycles, squirrels, and anything that moves. 
  2. Effective Management Techniques: Discover practical strategies to create a safe and supportive environment for your furry friend, helping to reduce the number of reactive episodes. 
  3. Positive Behaviour Modification: Work on changing your dog’s response to triggers through positive reinforcement and rewarding techniques. 
  4. Expert Guidance: Our Certified Animal Trainers have years of experience working with reactivity and will be available for a Q&A after the second session. 
  5. Community Support: Connect with other dog parents facing similar challenges and build a supportive network to share experiences and triumphs. 

Please note that this workshop is designed for humans only, and while we adore dogs, they will not be attending the sessions. This decision is to create a focused and distraction-free learning experience for all human participants.