Classes for Anxious + Reactive Dogs
These behavioral classes are for dogs that exhibit anxious, reactive or hyperactive behaviors. Alyssa uses four primary skill sets to work through behavioral challenges: mat work, heel work, recall and send away. These classes will show you how to establish skill sets and how to use the training in real-world- training scenarios.
Mat work develops focus, connection and calm behavior on a training mat in your home, yard, or at the vet.
Heel work develops a calm connection with your dog on walks in the presence of people, dogs or other distractions.
Learn how to train your dog to “come on cue” when they hear noises or activity that triggers them to bark or run the fence line.
Learn how to train your dog to move away from high stress or high arousal activity on cue. (COMING SOON)
Puppy Class will show you how to raise a calm, well adjusted puppy.
Leash Skills teaches you leash mechanics, while your dog learns to “check-in” with distractions.
Sessions can be scheduled Monday – Friday 10 – 4pm
Also called “behavior modification,” focuses on treatment of fear, hyper-activity, anxiety and/or aggression. Behavioral training focuses on minimizing stress, improving communication and developing healthy coping mechanisms. Foundation skill sets (Mat Work, Heel Work, Recall and Sendaway) work in combination with behavioral training as it becomes a platform for communication and trust.
“Working with Alyssa fundamentally changed our relationship with our dog.”
We came to Alyssa when we struggled with our dog Kayla showing aggressive behaviours towards our cats, and came away… Read more ““Working with Alyssa fundamentally changed our relationship with our dog.””
“I feel so much more productive when training with my dog!”
She took the time to learn all about my rescue and then we worked together on a solid training plan.… Read more ““I feel so much more productive when training with my dog!””
“Without Alyssa, I would have given up on my rescue dog.”
Having the right trainer is so critical to your dog family’s success and she is the one! Most trainers wanted… Read more ““Without Alyssa, I would have given up on my rescue dog.””
“Alyssa was so amazing, friendly, and easy to work with.”
I was seeking training services to develop a better relationship with my hyper canines (2 yo blue heeler and a… Read more ““Alyssa was so amazing, friendly, and easy to work with.””
“Incredibly structured training.”
I’ve been working with Alyssa on separation anxiety for a few months now. I’m only at the beginning stages of his training,… Read more ““Incredibly structured training.””
“Alyssa helped our pup get re-socialized with other dogs.”
Our male Maltese mix (Wally) was bitten by another dog when he was less than 1 year old. Although the… Read more ““Alyssa helped our pup get re-socialized with other dogs.””
“Alyssa is the most competent dog person I have ever met!”
As my husband succinctly said after our puppies’ first session with Alyssa, “She is the most competent dog person I have… Read more ““Alyssa is the most competent dog person I have ever met!””
“We Trained on Skype. Incredible!”
After researching trainers we decided on Legends Dog Training specifically because of their philosophy. We are located in Charlotte NC… Read more ““We Trained on Skype. Incredible!””
“Alyssa has been amazing to work with.”
We came to her with an issue of reactivity on the leash and a situation that required a flexible trainer,… Read more ““Alyssa has been amazing to work with.””
“We saw a difference after one session.”
We saw a noticeable difference in our dog’s behavior after just one session. Strongly recommend! Alyssa is awesome! We have… Read more ““We saw a difference after one session.””
“I’ve tried other dog trainers…”
Alyssa has truly helped me better understand how to communicate with my dogs and is an amazing dog trainer. She… Read more ““I’ve tried other dog trainers…””
“Alyssa is a ‘TRUE’ dog whisperer.”
“Alyssa has been a pleasure to work with. I have two mini-poodles which I adopted from a rescue. Through positive… Read more ““Alyssa is a ‘TRUE’ dog whisperer.””
“Alyssa has changed our relationship with our dog for the better.”
“We cannot recommend Alyssa enough. As first time dog owners, our adopted 7 month husky-lab mix was a huge challenge.… Read more ““Alyssa has changed our relationship with our dog for the better.””
Case Study Results
Take a look at the Case Study page for more insight into how and why the training that I practice, and teach to others, is so effective.