Reactive Rover - Barking and Lunging On Leash
Presented by: Kim Moeller
DVD- 3 disc set
Barking and lunging on leash is one of the most common and troublesome behavioral issues dog owners encounter. Kim provides tips to dog owners and trainers alike on how to work with Reactive Rovers.
Dogs have many common behavior issues and one of the most common is barking on leash. This book is written to help owners learn how to manage their dogs who go crazy when they see another dog while on leash. It will help you understand why dogs bark or lunge at other dogs on leash, and it will give you tools to manage your dog's behavior and teach them an alternate behavior to barking and lunging on leash.
In this seminar, Kim covers:
- Teaching trainers how to coach their clients to manage dogs who go crazy when they see another dog while on leash.
- Help you understand why dogs bark or lunge at other dogs while on leash.
- Give you tools to manage your dog's behavior and to teach an alternate behavior to prevent barking and lunging on leash.
Throughout the day, Kim addresses not only how to work on individual training sessions, but also spends a good portion of the day talking about how to teach reactive rover classes. This is an excellent presentation with an extensive 'toolbox'ť for modifying and managing the Reactive Rover, including Teaching, Training, and choosing an appropriate 'positive reward'ť method for addressing the issues. Kim not only uses clear, easy to understand PowerPoint, but also live demos with reactive dogs.
- Not happy with this one Review by Martie
- I'm sure she is a very nice person and cares very much for the dogs that she works with. But I just was not happy about this video. I really had a problem with the presentor's speaking style and mannerisms. I even tried to just listen to it without the video and just couldn't get into what she was saying. I will not get any more of her DVD's. (Posted on 11/4/13)
|Type||DVD universal format|
|Run Time||5 hrs 30 mins|
|Publisher||Tawzer Dog LLC|
|Copyright||© 2010, Tawzer Dog LLC|
|About The Presenter (BIO)||
Kim Moeller is a professional dog trainer and a certified specialist in dog-dog aggression, her skill in reading dog body language and working with dogs is well known and respected among her peers. Her leadership in the training field is reflected in her committed efforts toward improving the quality of life for dogs and building stronger bonds between dogs and their owners. A longtime trainer at the San Francisco SPCA and a professional dog walker for the Bay Area, Kim's expertise in successfully working with dogs of all types reflects her love of animals and a passion for what she does.
Kim's excitement for training started 14 years ago when she decided to enroll her new dog Mocha in a puppy class. In that class, she fell in love with training and decided to switch careers. She started working at the San Francisco SPCA in 1998 and graduated from the renowned SF/SPCA Dog Training Academy in 1999. As a certified dog trainer and behavior counselor, her talent for working with dogs, especially those who are aggressive toward other dogs, was noticed. Kim enthusiastically took on these challenging cases and was awarded special certification for dog-dog aggression in 2002 by Jean Donaldson, head of the SF/SPCA Dog Training Academy. Now a recognized expert in dog reactivity, Kim has written articles for various publications and given lectures on leash reactivity and dog park etiquette in the bay area.
An excellent instructor, Kim has taught basic and advanced public classes at the San Francisco SPCA for over ten years. Through her involvement teaching in the community, she has seen the need for new programs. Kim personally developed the original "growly dog" class. Now named Reactive Rover, this successful class focuses on dogs who are reactive to other dogs on leash. She has taught this much needed class for the last eight years.
While classes are a great tool for training, Kim realizes that many dogs need help in specific areas that can't be addressed properly in a class setting. Often, dogs need extra attention to work on a particular issue that a class structure can't provide. Some dogs are also too overwhelmed in a group, making it hard for them to pay attention and learn. In addition, many people have a hard time fitting classes into their busy schedules. Kim has been offering private consults and training sessions for the last ten years, providing dogs and owners with personalized attention and tailored training.
In addition to dog training, Kim has also been actively involved as a professional dog walker in the San Francisco community for over ten years. Seeing regular exercise as a healthy part of a dog's life and the difficulty of many owners to provide this much needed activity, Kim started offering to walk the dogs of her friends and clients along with her own dog Mocha. Before she knew it, Kim had a regular pack that she took to popular dog parks in the bay area.
Her expertise in managing dog-dog interactions has given Kim a unique perspective toward the dog walking profession. As dog walking has become more and more popular, there is a need for recognized professional standards. A dog walker isn't necessarily a trainer and yet all walkers need to know how to competently deal with the inevitable confrontations with other dogs and people in our public spaces. Recognizing this need, Kim co-founded the Dog Walking Academy in 2003 to give dog walkers the necessary training to control their packs and maintain a safe environment in our public parks.