Are you struggling with your reactive dog?

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So your dog goes crazy when they see another dog and you are getting to the end of your tether. You have tried so many things to help but nothing makes much difference.

It has got so you dread leaving the house and it is stressing you out. On good days you feel embarrassed and frustrated. On bad days you are in despair. Yet you love your dog and you just wish other people could see the gentle, loving pooch he is at home.

How would you like to be able to have the connection you have at home, wherever you go? To be confident with your dog, even when there are other dogs around? To have peaceful walks where you feel able to handle whatever situations you meet?

Your End of the Lead can help. 

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Christine McMillan

Before starting your course I had tried so many different ways to deal with Heidi’s reactive behaviour and I was at a loss as to what to do next. By giving us continual encouragement, support and guidance you have given me the confidence to move forward. You have shown me how to put the fun into training and Heidi is thriving on it.

YEL 1.0/Canine Confidence Club

Join our all new


(YEL 2.0)

Online Course

The course that helps you with your reactivity so you can help your dog with theirs!


This all new, modular online course goes beyond traditional dog training and draws on techniques from transformational coaching, games research, self-acceptance, psychology and productivity as well as positive dog training, Tellington TTouch and Animal Centred Education (ACE) to provide a holistic yet practical solution to living and working with reactivity.

Throughout the course you will learn

  • What reactivity is, what it is not and why it affects us so badly
  • How to get out of the threat mindset that holds you back.
  • How to deal with your negative self-talk and keep yourself calm and positive.
  • How to build your own resilience and reduce your stress.
  • How to read your dog so you can predict how they will react in different situations.
  • How to eliminate triggers for reactivity without even leaving your home.
  • How to deal with the "My Dog is Friendly" brigade in a way that does not damage you and your dog. 
  • How to find allies to help you with your dog.
  • How to choose and use appropriate equipment so that you can handle your dog kindly and safely.
  • How you can teach your dog to walk in balance and without pulling. 
  • How to keep your dog happy and healthy without always going for a traditional dog walk.
  • How to manage your walks so that they are peaceful and fun for you and your dog.
  • The most effective ways to train your reactive dog (hint: without pain, fear or intimidation). 
  • Practical and kind training techniques to help your dog self calm, stay connected with you and handle triggers. 
  • How to make steady and effective progress so you can celebrate real change in both you and your dog!

What you will gain

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You will gain confidence in handling your dog and in dealing with the challenges you face. Your dog will gain confidence in you as a place of safety for them and you will both increase your resilience and ability to deal with stress.

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You will learn how to communicate with your dog and how to listen to them so you can ensure that they stay comfortable and progress at their pace. You will find ways to enjoy your relationship with your dog again.

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You will practise calm, learning to handle your negative self-talk and look after yourself so you can look after your dog. You will teach your dog to self-calm and learn how you can calm both of you down in a crisis situation. 

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Ruth Bisgrove

I have returned to follow Janet's courses again and again. Originally to help with one of my dogs that would at times display reactive behaviour to other dogs. However, the skills I have acquired, the increased understanding and amazing support has helped me have a better relationship with all my dogs. These courses will have something for everyone who shares their life with a dog, what ever their previous qualifications and experience with dogs may be.

YEL 1.0/Canine Confidence Club


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How the course works


Your End of the Lead is a modular course, with modules released in sequence throughout 2020 and into 2021. There are eight modules in total, each lasting between 4 and 8 weeks. You can choose to do one module, multiple modules or the whole course - it is up to you. 

We recommend the whole course as all the modules build on each other to get the best experience but each module is an independent learning experience in its own right.

This means that today you can sign up for Module 1 and then Pay As You Go, or you can jump right in and get a 25% discount if you sign up for the whole course upfront. The choice is yours!

Each module has weekly video lessons, weekly activities and a full resource section. There is also a private and safe community space, which will continue throughout the whole course, so you can stay in touch with friends and allies from one module to the next.

Designed to make things easy for you

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Flexible delivery 

A series of eight modules released in sequence through the year so you can choose the ones you need. Pay as you go or save by buying the whole course up front.

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Entirely online

No face-to-face classes so you can join in from wherever you are in the world. Everything you need provided through a safe and easy to use learning platform. 

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Fully supported

You are not left to work alone. Get feedback from the course leader and all the support you need through our private, dedicated community.

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Learn on the go

Fully mobile friendly. Free Apple or Android App available so you can view your lessons, record your progress and connect with your community wherever you are.

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Sara Cook

Highly recommended! Kind, generous and supportive with fantastic resources that have been invaluable to me and my dogs. Loved the book too. Thank you!

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Module 1: Unravelling Reactivity

The first module is Unravelling Reactivity: Changing how you think about the problem. This module will cover:

  1. What reactivity is and where it comes from.
  2. How reactivity affects us and why it is so difficult to cope with.
  3. Safety: the crux of the matter.
  4. Changing our mindset from threat to challenge.

There is a series of video lessons, a collection of activities and some additional resources for each week.

You also have access to our private Community to share experiences and get support.

The lessons offer practical solutions but are rooted in research and you will learn not only what to do but why it is important.

On completion you will be able to go out with more confidence, treating your dog's reactivity as a challenge that you are able to meet.

Note that this module is now offered as self-study, so there is no cohort associated with it, but you will still be able to interact with fellow students in the Community.

What does the full course look like?

Your End of the Lead 2.0 is a modular course. Over 2020 and into 2021 a new module will be released every 6 weeks or so. There are 8 in total.

When you buy the whole course upfront you automatically get all of these modules as they are released. If you are doing Pay As You Go, you'll have the opportunity to buy them a couple of weeks before the start date (module prices in descriptions below).  Once a module has run live, it will be available to buy for self study, so you can purchase any you have missed at

The eight modules are:

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Chris Jones

Janet is amazing!! Her programs have helped me and my dog in so many ways! The programs are paced well with tons of encouragement and training skills that are based in research. Thanks Janet!!

YEL 1.0/Canine Confidence Club

Frequently Asked Questions

About Your Instructor

Your End of the Lead is written and led by Dr Janet Finlay. Janet has been working professionally with dogs for more than 15 years and is an Animal Centred Education (ACE) Instructor, a Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner 3 and an accredited dog trainer with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (01046). She also has more than 20 years experience in higher education and is a qualified coach for people.

Janet specialises in working with the guardians of reactive dogs. She teaches internationally and has been running successful online programmes for dog guardians since 2012. Her recent book, Your End of the Lead, outlines her holistic approach to helping with reactivity.

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Kareen Aufm Kampe

Janet's online course is brilliant! I love that Janet's approach is so much about compassion and changing your own mindset as well as helping your nervous dog. She has so many different tools available and the challenges she runs are a nice way to learn from the experiences of others in the forum. Joining Canine Confidence last year has made a huge difference to our life and I highly recommend it!

YEL 1.0/Canine Confidence Club

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Get Module 1 now 

Pay in £ or $ (card or Paypal).

Module 1 ONLY
( in GDP £)



  • 4-week module (Unravelling Reactivity)
  • Membership of YEL 2.0 community
  • Lifetime access to Module 1 resources

Module 1 ONLY
(in USD $)



  • 4-week module (Unravelling Reactivity)
  • Membership of YEL 2.0 community
  • Lifetime access to Module 1 resources