Reactivity Online Course

Never be ashamed of your dog's behavior again!

Reactivity affects 1 out of 3 dogs. In this course we teach you the skills needed to never be embarrassed by your reactive dog again.

Our approach to working with reactivity will be life-changing

And you can do it from home, on your own schedule, without paying hundreds of dollars to an in-person trainer.

Owning a reactive dog can rule your life

With our online course, you can make reactivity a thing of the past!

What you'll GET

More than 14,000 dog owners have mastered reactive behavior with this course

This training WORKS!

We have the testimonials to prove it.

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Hi Steffi
I just wanted to share with you a little celebration. I started the reactive dog program back earlier this summer. My, now 18 month old border collie was very reactive to other dogs and some people.
And while we are not entirely through this behavior yet, she can keep herself composed enough to pass the AKC canine good citizen test. This includes meeting another person with their dog and walking on a loose leash (which I learned how to help her with from your blog about loose leash walking). Without going into lots of details…because as you know there are always little triggers everywhere…
Sophie was able to be in an arena full of other dogs and people she didn’t know and stay focused on me while still being able to look at and sniff in the direction of other dogs. It was amazing. I’m so happy.
So thank you for your offerings. You make things simple and no big deal which is perfect for her breed and my temperament, too!
Here’s Sophie with her ribbon (she also passed her trick novice and intermediate tests that day!)
🙏
Zaidee and Sophie
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Excellent video.
I started your course 14 days ago and in the first lesson you do talk about 'prevention' first and foremost. My puppy was reacting to trucks and tractors on our road; chasing and barking along our fence. He is 9 months old and this behaviour just started.
When I did lesson one, I immediately ordered a black screen for our fence. It arrived in 2 days and we put it up. I also started supervising his time outside (brought him in when I heard a truck or tractor coming) and began our counter conditioning training. I have been walking him daily slowly letting the trucks and tractors get closer (with an escape route planned of course).
We have made HUGE improvements. Today lots of tractors and trucks went by when he was loose in his yard. He can see shadows through the fence and of course hear them loudly. Only glances towards the road but NO reactions!!!
Woooo hoo Steffi your course is wonderful!
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Thank you,
Natalie
Renee Bolz Recently completed this online course and found it so informative – has helped so much with my reactive dog! We continue with our training daily but now I feel like I know what to do and understand her behavior!!
Valerie Chang We’re working our way through the Tackling Reactivity course, and it’s great. I have taken my dogs to many courses over the years, hired trainers and purchased other online courses, and this is absolutely the best. Thank you!

Hear how our course changed this dog owner's life:

After working with thousands of in-person and online students, our head trainer Steffi Trott knows:

And that’s exactly why she developed this online course for you.

Our online course is extremely easy to use:

  • Get immediate access to world-class training instructions
  • View our videos anytime, anywhere – on mobile phones, tablets or your computer!
  • Print dozens of instructional PDFs to take along when you are training
  • Take quizzes to test your progress
  • Listen to audio segments
  • Ask our trainers any questions that come up in the process!

Here's how it works

Easy as 1-2-3

See results soon!

Our students typically report the following improvements if practicing for just 10 min daily:

Imagine how peaceful life with your dog will be, with no pulling, lunging, barking, growling and no more embarrassment or fear!

He or she is calm, focused and responsive. You don’t have to be on guard every time you leave the house or have visitors over!

  • Happiness instead of frustration
  • Calmness instead of frenzy
  • Teamwork instead of struggle!

SpiritDog Training is the premier resource for online dog training. We have been featured in:

After joining you will:

It has worked for thousands of frustrated dog owners

Here is what they say:

But that's not all: Because we really want to see you succeed, we throw in these 5 bonus courses for free!

That's an additional 40 lessons valued at $79, but you get them completely free!

These bonuses are exclusive to this offer and not available on the website.

  • Training Habits & Rewards Mini-Course FREE

    Learn all about finding your dog's favorite reward and the ideal training schedules!

  • Attention Booster Mini-Course FREE

    Struggling to get your dog's attention? You won't anymore after working through this course!

  • Hyperactivity Helper Mini-Course FREE

    Is your dog never calm? We will help him relax and settle down!

  • Stop Jumping Mini-Course FREE

    Annoyed by your dog jumping up on you and others? Let's stop this.

  • Separation Anxiety Solutions Mini-Course FREE

    Is your crying when you leave him alone? We can make him be happy during your absence.

But there is still more ...

You also get our exclusive Ebook

14 Days for better Focus

The only instructions you will need to teach your dog perfect attention from the first day - and for the rest of his life!

Brand new mini-podcasts with Steffi

18 additional audio lessons on how to manage your reactive dog in your daily life. Extra insights on how to deal with feelings of failure or guilt around owning a reactive dog,… And so much more.

Let's sum this up ...

  • Tackling Reactivity Course Valued at $150

    Our core curriculum of videos and explanations for addressing reactivity safely and effectively

  • Training Habits & Rewards Mini-Course FREE

    Learn all about finding your dog's favorite reward and the ideal training schedules!

  • Attention Booster Mini-Course FREE

    Struggling to get your dog's attention? You won't anymore after working through this course!

  • Hyperactivity Helper Mini-Course FREE

    Is your dog never calm? We will help him relax and settle down!

  • Stop Jumping Mini-Course FREE

    Annoyed by your dog jumping up on you and others? Let's stop this.

  • Separation Anxiety Solutions Mini-Course FREE

    Is your crying when you leave him alone? We can make him be happy during your absence.

  • Exclusive Ebook Valued at $39

    For perfect attention from your dog: anytime, anywhere

  • Audio segments Valued at $90

    A brand-new bonus course with 18 audio segments with transcriptions to listen everywhere.

  • PERSONAL feedback from our trainer Priceless

    Answers to all the questions you have!

Tackling Reactivity Online Course

Lifetime access to proven methods
$268
$ 49
  • Tackling Reactivity Online Course
  • Training Habits & Rewards Mini-Course
  • Attention Booster Mini-Course
  • Hyperactivity Helper Mini-Course
  • Stop Jumping Mini-Course
  • Separation Anxiety Solutions Mini-Course
  • Exlusive Ebook "14 Days For Better Focus"
  • Dozens of PDFs for tracking your progress
  • Quizzes to test what your dog has learned
  • Audio Segments and Transcriptions
  • Personal feedback from our trainer
  • Certificates upon course completion
  • 100% money-back guarantee
Limited time

If you aren't happy, we also aren't happy.

Love it - or get your money back.

Our online courses come with a full 60-day money back guarantee. If you do not like the course for any reason, we will refund your money.

We want happy customers and happy dogs!

Still unsure?

Frequently Asked Questions

I have tried other trainings before, how is this different?

Most trainers use inefficient methods when working with reactivity, which results in poor outcomes.

Our course however teaches a unique approach of “counterconditioning”. In this process we change how your dog feels about his triggers. As a result, he will be calm, relaxed and focused.

Because we help you change your dog’s behavior at the root, the training will transform him.

What happens if I am stuck and need extra guidance?

Every dog is an individual and every situation is unique! With that comes the need for personal feedback during training.

Our course includes unlimited feedback from our professional trainer. Ask as many questions as you like – we are happy to help and want to watch you succeed!

What if I don't like it or it doesn't work for my dog?

Our purchases are risk-free! We have a 100% money-back guarantee and will gladly refund your money within the first 60 days if you are unhappy for any reason.

Does this course use punishment or corrections?

We do not utilize or recommend any kind of physical or verbal corrections.

This course does not make use of corrective collars, leash pops, harsh words or other means of intimidation or punishment.

My dog is not food-driven, will this still work?

Every animal is food-driven – if they were not, they would be dead.

The reasons many dogs refuse treats are either that they are too stressed to eat or that we have not yet found the treats they REALLY love.

In this class, we discuss in detail how to address both possible causes. We teach you about how to find the right treats for your dog, as well as how to react if your dog refuses treats during training.

So far every single students has succeeded in getting their dog to take treats!

I don't want to just bribe my dog with treats to behave!

Good – because we also don’t want you to do that!

In this course, we use treats to change the dog’s “CER” (conditioned emotional response). In the beginning you will use many treats, but over time the dog’s actual feelings about his triggers change and you can fade the treats – your dog will still behave.

My dog is reactive towards people that come to our house, does the course address this?

Yes, we talk in detail about how to manage reactivity towards visitors.

Dogs that are barking, growling and lunging towards visitors actually often show signs of reactivity already outside the home (in the driveway, near the front door etc.). We start out working with the dog there before moving inside the home.

Houses are tight spaces (from a dog’s perspective) and they can make them be “extra on edge”. This is why we need to first take the edge off outside before moving on to training inside.

My dog has been reactive for a long time - can he still improve?

Yes!

The beauty of properly applied behavior modification is that it works for every dog – no matter the age, breed, and previous experience.

You need to keep in mind that you will have to un-train a lot of behaviors your dog has rehearsed for a long time. If your dog has been reactive for the last 7 years, he will not suddenly be completely fine after one single training session.

However, every dog – no matter the background – can become better with consistent training!

Let's start transforming your dog today.

Don’t delay getting started working on your dog’s issues.

Reactivity …

You can either spend hundreds of dollars on in-person lessons … or you can get our program with complete training guidance for the price of only 1/2 of a single in-person session!

Over 14000 dog owners are using our methods!

But don't take our word for it, this is what our students have to say.

Adailey
Adailey
14 Sep 2021
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My dog is 5 yrs old and unbelievably reactive to other dogs on leash; she looks and sounds like she wants to eat them and this happens all of the time. She is a rescue, and after having puppies on the street I though this behaviour was absolutely engrained and was just something i would have to accept. We are just a couple of weeks into the reactivity course and I am seeing small changes in her attention toward me when facing her triggers. This in itself has been a huge step as we've been to group classes and had a personal trainer at home, both of which were not effective in their methods. The lessons are very informative and easy to follow. They give us a great foundation of understanding why our dogs react the way they do, then small steps to make the training effective. It's taking a lot of consistency on my part but absolutely worth it when seeing gradual changes. The trainers are very attentive to the students and are there through the process, promptly answering questions as I'm facing new challenges. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone with a reactive dog; we're both learning so much together!
Mar Sto
Mar Sto
13 Sep 2021
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I just started the Tacking Reactivity and it has provided the missing piece and I'm already seeing amazing results with my rescue dog! I previously spent hundreds of dollars on private training lessons, group Reactivity classes and other online courses. The suggestions here are so much easier to follow and having the videos is so helpful. I'm finally feeling hopeful that someday we will be able to go on a "normal" dog walk without him going ballistic at the sight of another dog.
Nel Broers
Nel Broers
28 Aug 2021
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There's so much to love about the SpiritDog training! After having read many books, followed many courses and sought help of in-person trainers, we were still struggling with behavioral issues of our canine companion. The clear, extensive online course and very responsive staff of SpiritDog, has been most supportive to us and our reactive dog of everything we have tried thus far. Thank you!
Derry Bunting
Derry Bunting
19 Aug 2021
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Hi Steffi
Just a few days in and I would already highly recommend your Tackling Reactivity Program to anyone with a highly reactive dog!
Thor (our Jack Russell) & I have been practicing the sniffing exercise using scattered treats for several days now and have progressed to doing this in longer lawn grass on our outdoor walks morning and night. Thor is very reactive to other dogs and nothing has helped but this evening when we encountered 2 other dogs at different times he began to get agitated but when I tossed his treats in the grass he was more interested in sniffing for his treats than leaping on his leash and barking at the other dogs! A very promising start!
Thanks!
Derry Bunting and Thor Ragnarock
nathalie demeurie
nathalie demeurie
16 Aug 2021
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I was a little suspicious about online training, I have to admit, but SprititDog blew me away. First, the content is positive, science based, takes into account your dog as an individual and the methods just work! Steffi has some really incredible ideas. Second, I had never had things explained to me so well before. The lessons are so well thought out and everything is structured and presented in a way that's both really smart and easy to follow. Third, customer service is incredible. You can ask questions and you get help and answers quickly, and you can just feel how passionate they are about helping us help our dogs. I found a few hours here already more helpful than any trainer I've ever hired in person. I really wish I had found SpiritDog years ago!
Ariel Jeffcoat
Ariel Jeffcoat
8 Aug 2021
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
I purchased the Reactivity Bundle after hitting a wall with our training and it was the best thing I could have done, it was informative, easy to understand and gave a great foundation for at home, then applying it outdoors as well, and my dog has made so much progress with me just having the extra bit of knowledge. I highly recommend
aimkins1
aimkins1
13 Aug 2021
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I have recently enrolled in the Tackling Reactivity course. I must say prior to enrolment i was quite skeptical especially when the course was delivered online without a face to face trainer to help problem solve. I have a 15 month old Toy Moodle- he is a Covid puppy. Being a first pet owner I have no idea how important socialisation is for Meeko. I thought as long as we bring him out for a walk and play in the park he should be ok. When he was growing up we have a few visitors that came over to the house and played with him without any issues. The problem started when he turned 1. When our country's 6 months lockdown was lifted, Meeko became anxious in the park.Going to the shops became very stressful for the family as he got defensive and reactive to people and dogs that came near him. This went on for a few months until i stumbled across Spirit Dog Training. This course was carefully prepared from the science behind the "Why" dogs are reactive to "How" we can manage and then "Train" to overcome that behaviour. It was eye opening for me even before the actual training began. What really struck me most was to understand how my dog's constant "Rehearsal" of his reactivity can ultimately be deeply ingrained into him and if that is not resolved, it will be even harder to untrain that behaviour. Steffi taught us to constantly be aware of the "triggers" that will set him off and help train him to associate that trigger to something positive. The other thing that i found very useful was how clear Steffi was in her teaching of the training "Mechanics". I realised my previous training methods had flaws hence the progress was slow. Steffi and her team is very prompt with their response to any comments or questions you have with any training issues. It's like having a real trainer next to you except you learn way more than when you are in a class setting. I am super happy with this course. My dog is already learning to focus on me more . I am slowly getting Meeko to be a little more accepting of people and dogs in public at a distance. I have to keep reminding myself that there is no quick fix for the Reactivity problem. I have to protect Meeko's confidence so that the training will not go in vain. Highly Recommend ! Give it a go !!
Emily Palmquist
Emily Palmquist
07 Sep 2021
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While I have felt like we are just getting started, taking it slow focusing on the calming and cup-filling techniques before really jumping into triggers...I am already noticing a difference!! Just the calmness and lower energy levels around the house are a delight, not to mention the unplanned exposure to other dogs or exciting events due to living in a more urban environment. Both dogs either don't react as they have in the past, or are less quick to react and have a much easier recovery time. It feels wonderful to have a better understanding of their psychology and thus more compassion for their experience and how best to assist them. I was describing these lessons to my boyfriend as almost obvious and very intuitive, and he said, "well, that's how you know something is good." It's so true! I feel like I have finally found an approach that resonates!
Jon Sanford
Jon Sanford
15 Aug 2021
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I’ve already learned so much from just a few days of the online Tackling Reactivity course. I can’t wait to keep working my way through the course!
Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
15 Aug 2021
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I am really enjoying this course, Tackling Reactivity. The explanations and supporting videos are very clear. I like Steffi's no-nonsense and straightforward way of describing what she means. We are only beginners at the reactivity training but I feel I have enough confidence to succeed. I have also tried other trainers' methods but find this one precise and without lots of "hype". Access to other users' comments is very useful and seeing SpiritDog's responses is informative.
Erika Miller
Erika Miller
14 Aug 2021
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Training a pup is not an easy task, it takes time, consistency, patience and the right people leading the way. After my first few lessons I have already seen a huge change in my pup. The course, Steffi, and Elise are amazing. I truly enjoy logging in to learn how to help my pup. The lessons are extremely informational and the feedback to questions is like having a trainer right here with us! I am not even half-way through the course and can't wait to see what the rest of it brings!! Thank you all for helping me learn how to help my pup....you are amazing!!!
Pernille Joost
Pernille Joost 19 Aug 2021
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Highly reccomend! Great course and trainer!
We are about 1/2 through the course - and already loving it! Everything is very simply explained - From the theory behind, the practical stuff, preparation, what to expect and the actual training. I love that it has text, illustrations, videos, comments and answers and short quizzes. Steffi (the trainer) seems very empathetic and conveys great patience and understanding of the struggles and frustrations that come with having a reactive dog. We've only just started, but I've seen changes, and my whole attitude to working with my boys reactivity has changed - I feel confident, optimistic and in safe hands with this course and trainer! I highly recommend this course for anyone struggling with a reactive dog - and who does not wish to use aversive methods 🙂
Oznur
Oznur 16 Aug 2021
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Great course
I really like this course. I am taking the reactivity course. It is very simple, yet so effective! I had given up hope, after having done 2 months of professional training and still having a reactive dog. However this course gave me hope again! I especially appreciate the quick responses and feedback from the trainers when you have a question.
Kelly Macleod
Kelly Macleod14 Aug 2021
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I am currently doing this course & it’s…
I am currently doing this course & it’s so much better than I expected. So much great advice & it’s given me loads more tools to help dogs. Extremely professional, so responsive & dedicated. If you’re thinking of doing this course, do it. You will seriously love it & there’s heaps of additional info that is just so awesome. I’m delighted with it & will definitely be doing more. Results have been fantastic 🙏🏼🐾♥️
Ellen Grol
Ellen Grol 10 Aug 2021
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Tackling Reactivity Course really helpful
The Tackling Reactivity Course of Spirit Dog Training really has given me exactly what I needed to not only understand why my dog behaves like she does, it also offers very helpful tools for counterconditioning and training. Since I was able to discuss particular problems with a professional dog trainer I could personalise the training for my specific situation. My dog and I still have a way to go but this course already absolutely exceeds my expectations.

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Please note: Management is the #1 priority when owning reactive or aggressive dogs. You should never rely on training alone. It is your responsibility to keep your dog on a leash, in a securely fenced yard etc.
Every dog is different, and different training systems will work for different dogs.

Dogs will show different speed and levels of improvement based on how reactive they are, how ingrained this behavior is and how well they are managed around their triggers. Breed-specific tendencies will contribute to the outcomes.

This course is not intended to cure dogs with a bite history. If you struggle to manage your dog around his triggers (for example because he can pull you over, or he is aggressive towards members of the household), you should always consult an in-person trainer for advice.