Are you struggling with your reactive dog?
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.
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
YOUR END OF THE LEAD
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
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
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 3 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! (The option of 25% off for buying the whole course has been extended to Module 3 because of the coronavirus situation but it will only be possible to buy future modules as Pay as You Go).
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
Module 3: The Predictable Dog
The third module is The Predictable Dog: Changing how you think about your dog. It starts on May 11th 2020 (Week 1 released on May 8th) and will last for 4 weeks.
It will teach you how to observe your dog so that you will be able to predict how they will behave in different situations and will highlight triggers that you can address even before you leave your home. In this module we will cover ACE (Animal Centred Education) techniques in detail.
This module will cover:
The predictable dog: rethinking trigger stacking
ACE observations: becoming a dog detective.
The Emotional dog and ACE
The power of language, labels and limiting beliefs.
On Friday each week you will get a series of video lessons, a collection of activities and some additional resources in case you want to explore things further.
The following week we will discuss the activities in the Community and share experiences and 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 understand your dog and their triggers so much better and have ways to both reduce the effect of those triggers and be able to predict how your dog will behave in different situations.
Having watched the course videos for weeks 1 and 2 I wanted to let you know what excellent quality they are and how easy they are to use. Your delivery style is very clear and informative and the content is excellent. The videos and audio are crystal clear and it makes it such an easy, pleasant experience. Thank you.
YEL 2.0/Module 1
What's coming next?
Module 3 is just one part of the Your End of the Lead 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) and, if you miss one, after the live run has ended. The modules are:
Module 1: Unravelling Reactivity (Changing how you think about reactivity)
Module 2: It Starts with You (Changing how you think about yourself)
Module 3: The Predictable Dog (Changing how you think about your dog)
Module 4: Allies in Disguise (Changing how you think about other people)
Module 5: Walking in Balance (Changing how you think about lead handling)
Module 6: Deconstructing dog walks (Changing how you think about walks)
Module 7: Training for Reactive Dogs (Changing how you think about training)
Module 8: Making and Marking Progress (Changing how you think about progress)
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be live classes?
How long can I keep the course?
How long can I be a member of the community?
If I buy the full course, will I get all the modules straight away?
What happens if I can't keep up with the course?
I have done your original Your End of the Lead course. Will I learn more from this one?
I have read your book/done your 1-day YEL workshop. Will I learn more from this?
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.
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
Your End of the Lead 2.0 is currently closed for registration
It will be closed for 4 weeks while Module 3 is running. Registration will reopen on 8th June when it will be possible to sign up for the live version of Module 4 only.
If you would like to be notified when the course reopens please leave your email here.