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Reactive Class

For Any Age

We use counterconditioning and desensitization to change not just the reactive behavior, but also the underlying emotional response that creates it. We use an entirely force-free approach using no aversive tools or techniques. 

In class you have the opportunity to work with other dogs in a safe setting with professionals to guide you through. We want to help you better understand what is going  on with your dog and give you the tools to work with it. You will know what to do in certain situations and learn how to better manage this behavior.​

Once you sign up for class, we will send you a packet of information about leash reactivity.  This information covers what we’ll go over in our first Zoom session.  The second Zoom session will address all of the logistics of the in-person classes for the following weeks.  Once we begin the in-person sessions, we will work with you to learn how to watch your dog’s body language, identify their triggers, learn what their threshold distance is, and learn how to use counter conditioning and desensitization to work with them. 


Cost: $450

Class Times: 

Friday, March 17 at 3:30 PM

Saturday, March 18 at 12 PM

Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 PM

*Please note that the first two Saturday sessions

have been combined and are at 12:00

 Class is seven consecutive weeks in a row.

Beth Joy is the trainer.

If you have any questions, please email.

Beth Joy -

The first two sessions of our Reactive Classes

are on Zoom. Access will be given once you register and pay for class.

The remaining 5 sessions are held in person

in Damascus, MD.

Class times vary. Please specify which in person class you want in the drop down menu

of the registration page.

Sessions last approximately 60 minutes

Cost: $450 for 7 Sessions

-Dogs must be up to date on all vaccines to participate in class. Please make sure we have a copy of your vaccines by the first week of class.

-We do not use or support use of shock collars, choke chains or prong collars. Dogs will not be allowed in class wearing any of these.

Don't be alarmed - The link below will take you to Unleashed Joy Dog Training Reactive Class Registration. 

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