Some dogs, especially adolescents, become extremely excited in the presence of other dogs. We are able to incorporate many such dogs into our classes by providing a visual barrier against the other dogs in the classroom. This gives most dogs the privacy they need so they can learn to relax and focus on their handlers when other dogs are nearby, and we are often able to slowly remove the visual barrier. Your instructor will be able to offer you additional training tips for improving your dog’s ability to remain calm around other dogs. In some cases a Virtual Class or Private Training may be a better option for your dog, since a classroom full of other dogs isn’t a good learning environment for them. If your dog barks and/or lunges at other dogs or people, please call us at 818-832-9906 before enrolling in a class so we can brainstorm together about the best training option for him.