Reactive Rover Class 

Does your dog lunge, bark, and act upon leash when he or she sees other dogs? This class is for dogs that get upset at the sight of other dogs and will teach you how to safely handle and manage your leash reactive dog. Reactive Rover teaches skills that make it easier to walk and live with your dog. You will also gain a deeper understanding of why he or she reacts, and how to coach your dog to better behavior on leash.

The first week is for handlers only. Your dog will participate with your dog after you complete this first lecture class in the session.

This class is NOT for dogs that react to people. If your dog is displaying aggressive behaviors, has any medical limitations, or you are not sure which class is a good fit for you, please call (831) 264-5442 before registering so we might place your dog in the appropriate class or private training.

Please bring proof of vaccinations the first week of class.

Registration: Register Now
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: SPCA Training Center, 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Time: Saturdays, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $285 Shelter Adoptees, $300 General Public
Note: To participate in the class you must attend our 90 minute people-only seminar on Reactive Rovers. Learn more.


We recommend at minimum a flat or martingale collar with a 6-foot leash. Sometimes we will suggest the addition of head halters or front hook harnesses, If you need a harness we can sell you one after class. Please, no choke or pinch collars or retractable leashes. We have found that good training with comfortable, non-aversive equipment will enable your dog to perform consistently better!


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