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Walking the Reactive Dog (Virtual Online Training)

Walking the Reactive Dog (Virtual Online Training)


Walking the Reactive Dog

Join us for a VIRTUAL TRAINING Seminar with A Sound Beginning Program AND Support Starfish Animal Rescue

Whether you're fostering a dog, you've recently adopted, or you’ve had your dog since a puppy, but you're now having trouble on walks and it’s becoming harder to handle . . .What can you do? How would you begin training?

This session will cover:

  • Management --- what kind of collar/leash, etc., is best to reduce reactivity while providing safety and control.
  • How to understand the principles of behavior modification so you can effectively change your dog’s perception of their environment from uh-oh to ok!
  • How to prevent reactivity and what to do if management fails and your dog does react.

Presented by:

A Sound Beginning Program and I Got This Sit

Behavioral Trainer Ali Evanson KPA CTP

SESSION FEE:  $20.00

50% of the ticket price goes directly to Starfish Animal Rescue to support their work. If you are able PLEASE help them raise much-needed funds by making an additional donation:

Donate to Starfish

NOTE: Upon payment confirmation, you will receive an email with the link to join the virtual training session. CHECK YOUR SPAM if you don’t readily see it.

Any questions about the seminar topic – contact A Sound Beginning Program at 630-776-8197 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations received BEFORE the cancellation date of 11:55pm on February 7, the seminar fee will be refunded at 100%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received AFTER the cancellation date.

Event Properties

Event date 02-09-2021 7:00 pm CST
Event End Date 02-09-2021 8:30 pm CST
Capacity 100
Registered 52
Available Seats 48
Cut off date 02-08-2021 11:55 pm CST
Individual Price USD20.00
Instructor Ali Evanson KPA CTP
Number Hours 1.5
Location Virtual Online
Registration has closed for this event.


Class Locations & Days

Our YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN Path to Success Classes are available at the following locations:

ILLINOIS (Chicagoland)

  • Hinsdale
    Currently N/A
  • Batavia
    Tuesdays (6:30pm CDT)
  • Oak Park
    Wednesdays (7:00pm CDT)
  • Elgin
    Thursdays (6:30pm CDT)

VIRTUAL (Live Online Training)

  • Mondays (7:00pm CDT)

Friendly Support

We're here to help. Our experienced trainers guide you through every step of the process as you learn how to build a lifetime relationship with your dog based on trust and understanding. 

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with one of our experienced behavioral trainers using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Our classes are modular so that you can choose a location (throughout Chicagoloand) and time that best suits your schedule each week. View our calendar for upcoming sessions.