Learning Objectives

In this first module, we’re going to be a covering all the basics of leash-based reactivity as well as some prep for the course. You might be wondering if you’ll be doing some heavy lifting this week, but nope. This is a theory-heavy week with some foundational exercises, and some management-creativity, plus an assessment of your dog. 


  • What is reactivity vs. aggression?
    • Why does it happen?
  • What does it look like?
  • Chronic stress & data tracking
  • Environmental management
  • Tools & equipment


  • Body language signals
  • Triggers & currency
  • Environments & management
  • Reactivity Data Tracker (RDT)
  • Gearing up


  • Links to articles, studies, and videos to support your learning

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you will have:

  • A clear understanding of this behaviour challenge and dog body language basics
  • Researched ways to better manage your dog’s environment
  • Set up a data tracking system for clarity
  • Noted your dog’s triggers, stress signals, and most challenging environments

You’re all set! Get in there and get started.