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Reactive and Fearful Dogs Workshop

Do you have a dog that barks at other dogs or people when on a lead?

Does your dog look scared or excited and out of control at the end of the lead and nothing seems to work, not even the food to calm him down and get him focused on you?

Your walks are a nightmare and you feel embarrassed as you can’t seem to keep your naughty dog under control?

Does your dog get really stressed or high in certain circumstances and the only think he can do is bark and pull on the lead?

Your dog is just being reactive to triggers and there can many reasons for that.

Fear, excitement, frustration.

The only response your dog can do in that situation is to over-react.

Understanding why your dog is reacting and how to help adjusting this behaviour and give your dog new tools to cope better with situations is the aim of this workshop.

What will we learn:

  • dog behaviour and dog body language
  • will teach you exercises to disengage your dog’s attention from the trigger
  • tricks to help your dog calm down and redirect his attention on you
  • with understanding about your dog behaviours will come confidence handling your dog in situations
  • teach your dog to make more appropriate choices in difficult situations
  • building a walking routine to help your dog confidence
  • using appropriate gear to walk your dog, the right harness, lead and head collar when needed
  • how to make good choices for your dog: the right walk, the right environment, the right treats
  • how to build an even stronger relationship with your dog
  • clicker training, teach your dog to think and offer new behaviours
  • build your dog confidence working around other dogs in a spaced-out field and in a real-life environment
  • have a great community support at Dogs Country Club, through the online support group and the team.

The workshop is 4 hours.

The workshop will start without dogs so make sure your dog is comfortable to be left in the car while waiting for you to do some introduction and theory.

The dogs will be managed depending on their needs and they might not be working all at the same time.

You will be allocated rest breaks and short walks in a secure area at points in the session.


What are you going to take home from this workshop?

A better understanding of your dog’s behaviour, why your dog is reacting and how to help him. With better understanding comes your confidence, you will be able to handle situations better.

 Tools, strategies and exercises to practice on your walk to avoid reactivity, to calm your dog down if a reaction happens.

You can then join our scheme and our weekly class to keep working on your dog's reactivity and keep building your dog confidence around other dogs in a real environment.


Anything else needed before booking?

Before booking onto the workshop we would like you to have your dog checked by a vet to make sure he/she is not dealing with pain or health problems. Pain, discomfort, physical limitations can cause behaviour problems.


Maximum number of dogs in the session:


Things that you need to bring:

  • High Value Treats (Chicken, cheese, ham etc)
  • A toy (One that your dog can tug)
  • A clicker if you already use one
  • A pen & Pad to take notes
  • A standard lead, collar. You are welcome to use a harness or halti. But strictly no slip leads, or check collars.

Cost per dog:

4 Hour Workshop £65


Next Date:

Saturday 7th December 9am - 1pm

Saturday 11th January 9am - 1pm 


How to book:

To book, simply email or call us at: 



What About After-Care?

Yes. We will send you Reactive Dogs Workshop Handout to help you to follow your training.

Reactive Dog Facebook group for any further questions and tips on your training.

You can also book onto a Reactive Dogs 8 Week Course to continue your training.


4 Hour Workshop - £65

  • Saturday 7th December at 9:00am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday 11th January at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

It is with great sadness that due to the current situation we are facing with Covid 19 and the pending extinguishment of Dogs Country Club in the coming months due to HS2; we have made the decision to bring forward the permanent closure of Dogs Country Club Ltd from Friday 3rd April 2020.

To offer a continuation of service to our key workers, Dee Waddup our Day Care Manager has agreed to carry on offering a day care service in her own name. From Tuesday 7th April 2020 Dee’s Dogz will provide a day care service from Tuesday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm for all key workers at the same site.

A new booking system will be going live on Wednesday 1st April – clients are able to create their own profiles to make and manage bookings through the mobile app. Again, in a bid to reduce contact all payments will be made through the app, using its secure integrated paying system.

Please contact Dee on 07885 758923 or email

If you are not currently a DCC client but are a key worker in need of day care please do get in touch. 

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