Reactive Rovers classes

In response to COVID-19, AHS is working to safely resume services in phases.

Currently, Reactive Rover classes, as well as specialty classes and workshops, are available in-person with enhanced safety protocols. Private training sessions and group obedience courses are available both online and in-person. 

If you're currently enrolled in a training program at AHS and have questions or want to resume your pass, please call 763-489-2217.

Reactive Rovers classes are designed for dogs that need help feeling comfortable on a leash. With two levels, you and your dog will learn new skills and gain confidence around other dogs.

Reactive Dog Seminar

This free, humans-only seminar teaches you why reactivity happens in dogs, ways to predict and manage it, and what to do and what not to do when your dog is displaying these behaviors. This virtual foundational seminar is required before starting Reactive Rovers 1.

Prerequisite: None
Fee: Free
Date/time: Varies, check online sign up for dates
Location: Virtual 

Register for the seminar

Reactive Rovers 1

This four-week class is designed for dogs that bark, snarl, lunge, or growl at other dogs while on leash. You will learn important defensive walking skills to prevent your dog's reaction, how to anticipate when your dog will react, and how to interrupt and calm a reaction.  This class focuses on how to manage your dog's current reactivity.  Once you've completed Reactive Rovers 1, you will have the tools necessary to begin behavior modification in Reactive Rovers 2.

Prerequisite: Reactive Dog Seminar
Fee: $150
Date/time: Wednesdays or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Location: Golden Valley

If you're interested in Reactive Rovers classes, complete this online formOnce your information is received, we'll contact you to discuss how our class may work for you and your dog.

Please note: Due to increased demand, we are experiencing a longer than usual wait period. Please be aware it may be several weeks before you're able to attend your first session.  

Reactive Rovers 2

This four-week class is designed to build on the skills you learned in Reactive Rovers 1.  We will use counter-conditioning to teach your dog positive associations with other dogs and to pay attention to you in choreographed real-life scenarios.  This class focuses on how to change your dog's emotional response to other dogs and decrease reactivity. 

Prerequisite: Reactive Rovers 1
Fee: $100
Date/time: Wednesdays or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
Location: Golden Valley

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