Jitter Busters for Reactive Dogs Program
WHERE: One Heart Healing Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
DATES: Next group starts August 21.
Class Size: Limited to 4-6 dogs
(See class details, and course content below)
About the Jitter Busters for Dogs Program
One Heart Healing Center is offering small group programs for dogs with reactive, challenging behaviors.
One Heart Healing calls this Jitter Busters because we’ve worked with many reactive dogs with shyness, fears, and reactions to people, dogs, situations or circumstances and we’ve been very pleased with the transformations that have occured using these methods. We’ve seen that most reactive behaviors are fear based – hence calling it Jitter Busters.
Most of the people who bring their dogs into Jitter Busters have tried just about everything before – mulitple training techniques, trainers, classes, vets, medications.
Often they feel frustration, alone with these issues,
and sometimes even feel embarrasment.
Many clients want additional help beyond
what they’ve already tried.
We’ve discovered people often are unsure if they
are using techniques ‘the right way,’ they often can’t find other people
who ‘understand’ these particular kinds of reactive dog behavior challenges.
People with reactive dogs often cant find a place to practice in a manner that is safe. Many of the dogs have been ‘kicked out of’ other classes. Most of these dogs have not been able to participate in ‘normal’ home or social situations. Most of these people have tried forceful methods – even if they do not like them, just because they do not know what else to do. Often this weighs heavily in their hearts.
We’re excited to have created a specialized program with reactive dogs and their people in mind where management of behaviors has not been difficult, often scary and have not been able to have much fun with their dogs.
We’ve created a safe, calm, mindful program for you and your dogs to learn together gently, with out force, and with a positive approach, that is highly effective – and even fun!
In our experience people and their dogs can learn, share and support so much with one another in a safe learning environment, set up especially to enhance and build centered, calm, confidence and courage – for both the dogs, and their people.
Jitter Busters creates an environment where behaviors are understood from the inside out, new skills are gradually developed, with tools that specifically enhance the ability to learn, to be able to focus more readily, and to be calming.
Experience teamwork and collaboration with other people, and other dogs. Where you get to practice new skills handling your own, and sometimes, with other dogs.
Jitter Buster Program Promotes…
…Physical and emotional balance with purposeful movement as key elements.
This is step-by-step approach in a very relaxed, low pressure environment.
Specific exercises and methods are used to help arousal levels lower, where calming is elicited without force, in a gentle manner.
Dogs who go through the Jitter Busters program are more able to think vs. react. The hallmark of Jitter Busters is to cultivate the ability to learn with calm focus.
Dogs and their people are set up to be successful by engaging in purposeful movement activity.
The goals of this program are to give the previously reactive dogs and their handlers new experiences of feeling safe, relaxed, and in control while in the presence of other dogs, people or situations which would have previously elicited fearful responses. The goal is not for meet and greets, but to be calmly in the presence of others where there has previously been reactivity.
This is created gradually with small, carefully monitored, safe, incremental steps that create calm, balanced movement and experiences.
The Jitter Buster Program includes learning 5 Key Skill Areas:
body wraps, stuffed dog exercises, neutral dogs, playground for higher learning, TTouch leading exercises, groundwork, working with various triggers, and more.
•Safety: Learn how to create safety so you can help your dog develop appropriate Social Signals and Calming Signals as part of their body language education.
•Management: Learn ways to lower arousal levels in order develop confidence in successive steps so they can be in the presence of other dogs, people, situations, and triggers without reactivity
•Food Uses: Learn when or when not to use food. Learn alternate key tools to use for eliciting thinking, confidence building behaviors.
•Purposeful Movement Exercises: Purposeful, mindful movement is a key element in lowering arousal levels. Successive steps with purposeful movements are used as part of developing appropriate behaviors.
BONUS: We have a new, exciting, leading edge ‘assistant’ we have incorporated into Jitter Busters using the BEMER Technology. * This has been recommended by Linda Tellington-Jones, founder of TTouch.
The foundation of Jitter Busters is the Tellington TTouch Method combined with additional creative,
gentle, natural, non-threatening, no-force methods which encourage feeling safer with more appropriate coping in the world.
This program is helpful for those who work as a volunteer, or professionally with fearful, anxious or reactive dogs, or if you want to help your own dog become more well adapted.
Jitter Busters Includes:
* 6 Jitter Buster Group Classes
* 1 Jitter Buster Private, 1:1 Kickstart Session
* Jitter Busters Progress Checklists
* Calm Dogs Naturally Reference Guide
* How To Do TTouch Handouts, Video & Guides
* Use of BEMER during private and group classes
You Will Learn a Step-By-Step System USING PROVEN METHODS:
* Physical and Emotional Balance
* Arousal Lowering Methods
* No-Force, Gentle, Highly Effective
* Thinking Behaviors vs. Reactive Behaviors
* Appropriate Social Signals
* Purposeful Movement Exercises & Activities
* New Experiences of Safety, Relaxation and Control
Initial classes are held at the beautiful One Heart Healing Center headquarters located in San Luis Obispo. Depending on the dogs and their progress, some ‘out and about’ classes may be included – with prior notice and careful preparation.
All dogs are admitted only through a Complimentary Evaluation phone session with Sandy. This is to ensure the safety of each class participant. Email Sandy@OneHeartHealingCenter.com to set up your session, at no cost, to see if this Jitter Busters Program or if another Jitter Busters option would work best.
Full payment is needed to reserve a place for you and your dog. You can register and pay directly with Sandy during your Evaluation session when you decide upon the best Jitter Buster option.
Participation with or without a dog:
You may bring a dog with prior evaluation with Sandy, see Registration section. You may also participate in the program without a dog. Pricing is the same whether you bring a dog or not.
Class size is limited to 4-6 dogs. The number depends on the issues presented by each participant.
For instance, if we have dogs who primarily have sound issues with no dog-to-dog or dog-to-people issues, then the size may be larger then if we have 4 dogs with dog-to-dog issues.
This careful evaluation of dog participation and size limits ensures personal attention with safe, calm, relaxed, effective management with reactive dogs.
Everyone will get plenty of practice with hands on handling experiences and full participation. Sandy is well known for creating groups which foster a warm, safe, easy to learn in environment for people, and their dogs.
Space is very limited for each class. Please contact Sandy to have your evaluation session so you can reserve your spot early and ensure your place.
Reactive Dogs who have issues with shyness, fear and reactivity, tension and stress in behavior and/or body, leash pulling, jumping up, resistances and excess behaviors. These methods are also extremely beneficial for those who are well-behaved and more ‘neutral.’
NEXT Jitter Buster Program DATES:
Begins AUGUST 21, 2017
* About BEMER: Using the BEMER technology as a gentle, safe aide for training is a new cutting edge method and is fully endorsed by Linda Tellington-Jones, founder of Tellington TTouch. In fact, Linda is the spokesperson for using BEMER with Animals!
Sandy has regular conversations with Linda about BEMER use with dogs, cats, horses and people. Sandy is a regular contributor to Linda’s weekly Animal BEMER webinars sharing her many exciting stories about using BEMER for training and health and well being.
We are seeing incredibly positive, effective, efficient results when using this simple-to-use technology as an integral part of our classes and training with dogs. You will benefit as well!
I look forward to supporting you and your dog to cultivate calmness, confidence and courage.
ABOUT Sandy Rakowitz
Sandy Rakowitz, helping you and your animals cultivate calm focus, courage and confidence so you can live the solutions to previously difficult behavior issues.
And for Uplifting the Heart & Soul of Women Entrepreneurs she offers Vibrancy Business Strategy Coaching with Heart & Soul Holistic Strategies to Awaken your Dreams, Envision, Cultivate, Take Action, Live On Purpose, Manifest and Live Your Dreams.
Why Just Dream It, When You Can Live Your Dreams?
Sandy is the Founder and Spiritual Director of One Heart Healing Center who recently moved 2700 miles across the country from Virginia to California with her two elder horses, young cat and business in order to more fully Live Her Dreams. She has offered Awakening, Transformative, Empowerment programs for People and Animals for close to 30 years with clients around the globe.
Animal Communication, Tellington TTouch, Brennan Hands of Light Energy Healing, BEMER, Therapeutic uses of Essential Oils, Flower Essences, Money Breakthroughs, Developing Signature Programs, Business & Life Visioning, and the power of Ancient Archetypes are just a few of the transformative vehicles she implements to assist uplifting your heart and soul vibrancy with your animals, your life and business.
Go ahead and get started dreaming, visioning and living your dreams with your complimentary Animal Communication Kit at www.OneHealingCenter.com