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Course launches April 18, 2021

Does your dog bark, growl, and lunge at other dogs or people on walks?  You’re not alone.

Learn management, skills, and techniques to walk your dog more peacefully.  Build your dog’s ability to stay calm in the presence of other dogs, people, bicycles, or any other trigger you can identify.

Online Course: From Crazy to Calm — Addressing Leash Reactivity

$ 19.95$ 149.95


All courses offer three options of increasing price with increasing participation so you can choose the approach that best balances your budget with your need for ongoing assistance. See table below.

Audit Plan

The audit version of the courses gives you unlimited access to all the course content.  You can start when you want and take as long as you need to get through the course material or use it as reference material.

This is perfect for the person who has some experience with training dogs and just needs some additional information, focus, and structure.

Community Plan

Made for people who are pretty good at following course directions but want to have the ability to ask questions specific to the course content in an online discussion forum.  You can get feedback from others who are progressing through the course and Randi Rossman and other behavior experts.

There are no time limits for participating in the community:  take as long as you need.

Participation Plan

For this plan, you can access the course content, the community PLUS attend up to two online webinars a week, and get feedback/coaching on one-minute video clips.

This is great for people who want to have guidance throughout the process.

This course will help:

People with dogs that over-react to triggers on walks.  

Shelter staff and volunteers.

Veterinary professionals. 

You will learn:  

  • How to determine if your dog is leash reactive vs. generally anxious.
  • Key reasons why your dog might over-react on the leash.
  • The unintended consequences of some training methods used for leash reactivity. 
  • Dog walking strategies while you work on changing your dog’s reactive behaviors.
  • The science behind behavior change strategies for leash reactivity.
  • The four key skills to teach your dog to reduce or eliminate reactivity.
  • The six key skills you (the human) need to learn to address your dog’s reactivity.
  • How to understand your dog’s body language. 
  • How to make these new skills work in the real world.  

These courses are developed with best practices in behavior change, instructional design, online course design, and communications.

All courses provide:

  • Short (10 minutes or less) topic discussions and instruction so you can easily fit them into your schedule.
  • Workbooks and templates that support the course content and help you be more successful.
  • All content is presented both in video and written format to learn in the format that works best for you.
  • Understanding checks along the way to make sure what we teach is what you are actually learning.  These learning checks can be used for you to see what content you need to re-review.  Canine Behavior Science also reviews what content is being misunderstood often so we can improve the content continuously.
  • No time limits.  We know that life gets in the way, and sometimes we can work with our dogs more than others.  No problem.  Take as long as you need.
  • Ongoing updates.  As we continue to develop our thinking, tools, workbooks, and templates around various topics, the coursework will be updated.  We also regularly review analytics and feedback to improve the clarity of the course content and therefore, will provide improvement updates.  All enrollees will receive email notifications of such updates.

Randi Rossman canine behavior expert with black dog stellaAll classes are developed and designed by Randi Rossman, who has graduate-level academic certification in:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology,
  • Online Instructional Design from Duke University.

Additionally, Randi’s “previous life” involved developing educational programs for corporations, including employee training, sales training, and curriculums for children and adults on science and general consumer topics.

You can find out more about Randi’s expertise in dog behavior on our ABOUT page.