Skills for Handling Your Reactive or Hyperactive Dog – Part 2: The Next Steps for a Pleasant Walk


Learn the technical skills to successfully take your reactive, hyperactive, or fearful/aggressive dog on a pleasant walk.

Learning has never been so easy! Take a front row seat while Dr. Yin helps you improve your ability to handle your impulsive, reactive, or hyperactive dog in controlled situations as well as in unexpected emergency situations. This live recording of Dr. Sophia Yin’s workshop is not only engaging, but highly informative. In one of Dr. Yin’s most popular workshops to date, you’ll gain the technical skills to make walking with even the most reactive of dogs enjoyable using these simple and practical exercises and games.


Do you have the technical skills to quickly and successfully take your reactive, hyperactive, or fearful/aggressive dog on a pleasant walk?

The length of time it takes – whether 10 minutes, 10 days or 10 months – to see a noticeable improvement in your dog depends largely upon your ability to direct and guide your dog. Now you can learn the skills to address your dog’s reactivity from the comfort of your home with this engaging DVD version of one of Dr. Yin’s most popular hands-on workshops.

In a series of fun and practical exercises for both humans and dogs, Dr. Yin teaches you exactly how to move quickly and clearly enough to keep your dog interested and focused on your training.

In this follow-up to Part 1: Essential Exercises, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply quick and precise treat delivery techniques to heeling exercises.
  • Provide body language that gives clear direction on walks.
  • Guide your dog from one exercise to the next fluidly and in rapid succession.

By learning these techniques you will learn how to lead your dog the way a dancer leads his partner through a series of different moves. Step-by-step exercises are demonstrated, such as flash-lure drills, speed, postures, and movement drills and situational reaction drills, first with humans-only and then with handlers working with their reactive dogs.

Find out how to provide leadership through skill rather than force. Transform your relationship with your reactive dog, as he happily learns impulse control and to look to you for guidance and direction even on walks.

Exercises Included:

  • Walking Speed, About-turns and U-turns (humans only)
  • Focused Walking Using Repeat Sits on the Left or Right Side (humans only)
  • Using Targeting to Keep Dogs Engaged
  • Methods for Getting Dogs to Focus when Heeling on Walks: Repeat Sits on the Left Side versus Targeting
  • Impulse Control: “Leave-it” by Blocking
  • Highly Distracting or Emergency Situations: Combining the Repeat Sit Backward and Heeling at Attention Exercises

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Best For:

  • Veterinary Technicians
  • Rescue Foster homes
  • Dog Trainers
  • Dog owners

Veterinary Medical Professionals can earn CEs for this skill by taking our online course here.

Additional information

Weight 3.375 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5.5 × 0.75 in