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 suggestions for improving your dog’s ability to remain calm around other dogs, and you can click here for lots more tips. In some cases attending your class virtually or training in Private Lessons first may be a better option for your dog if a classroom full of other dogs wouldn’t be a good learning environment for him. If your dog barks and/or lunges at other dogs or people, please feel free to call us at 818-832-9906 before enrolling in a class so we can discuss your best training option.