“Patterns, play, and laughter are effective ways to decrease stress and improve training efficiency”
Living with an over-reactive dog can feel like a lot of work sometimes. Often times owners feel ‘stuck’ and frustrated by the limitations of their dog’s reactions to the world around them. But what if we shifted our mindset about how we exercise our dogs?
Physical enrichment can come from a lot of different activities and making sure owners and their dogs have fun together is paramount to their success in adjusting their dog’s reactivity. Patterns, play, and laughter are scientifically proven to provide stress relief in mammals and we can use these tools make sure owners of reactive dogs have a positive outlet for exercise and bonding with their dogs. Join me to find out how we can gamify your reactive dog training plans to maximize success and reduce frustrations on both ends of the leash!
Julie Fryman is a KPA Certified Training Partner, CBATI-Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor, and has her Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas in Austin. She proudly oversees daily operations at Canine Learning Academy as the General Manager and has helped develop the online and group training curriculum alongside the founder, Yo Armendariz.
Her background in scientific research and natural abilities with animals began her career in shelters and rescues where she worked with neonatal, feral, and fearful animals.
Julie has experience caring for a wide range of animals and believes that a holistic, positive approach to medical and behavioral issues is necessary for all breeds and species. She maintains her commitment to continuing education through accredited animal science agencies and is an avid reader of animal welfare research worldwide.
Julie’s best friend and training partner, Opal Blossom, is also a Karen Pryor graduate and both of her dogs can regularly be seen in the Empowered Dog Video Library and Canine Learning Academy instructional videos.