Reactive Dog Training
With Roger Taylor
Owning a reactive dog is really tough. No-one wants to be the person whose dog is lunging, barking, spinning, and sometimes even biting. I totally get it – and I’ve been there. With so much conflicting advice available, it’s hard to know where to turn or which route to take.
I’ve been working with aggressive dogs and their stressed-out owners for nearly 10 years. And I’m here to tell you that with the right training and management, reactive behaviour CAN be overcome, giving you the happy, carefree companion that you always wanted.
It doesn’t need to be punishing, either. At Taylored Training & Behaviour, we use only positive, force-free training methods – absolutely no prong collars, e-collars, or outdated dominance theory. In fact, many of these tools and techniques make reactivity worse.
I can help you with:
- Lunging and barking on lead
- Running up and barking off lead
- Jumping up and biting the lead/you
- Spinning, crying and whining on lead
- Cowering, shaking and hiding behind you
- Aggression in the home
- Reactivity towards guests
- Sudden reactive outbursts
- Unpredictable aggressive behaviour
- Handling and grooming struggles
- Dog-dog aggression
- Dog-person aggression
- Refusing to walk
- Reacting to traffic, bikes, scooters, etc.
- Guarding and territorial behaviour
If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone and help is at hand. I will work with you to design a tailored programme for your dog’s struggles and be there every step of the way to help guide and implement the training. What’s more, you can text me anytime with questions – so you’re never alone.
Roger is a fully qualified training and behavioural practitioner registered with PACT and ABTC. He has also completed an aggression masterclass with Michael Shikashio – one of the leading figures in dog aggression.
Our 8-year-old labrador/cocker spaniel is very cute-looking, which means everyone wants to stop and fuss her. Little did we know this was making her anxious. She developed a noise phobia and started to become reactive when touched. Roger’s reward-based training methods have given Bella her confidence back – she is now a total cuddle monster!
To anyone who feels that their dog is the worst in the world and can’t be changed without punishment, pain or force: please contact Roger. Our 2-year-old doberman is the sweetest boy away from home, but his aggression (or what we thought was aggression) towards house guests was on another level. Roger was very patient with us and took everything in his stride. Benson now calmly goes to his mat when the window cleaner or delivery men call and stays there until he’s told to leave.
We contacted Roger after our boxer became dog reactive and a nightmare to take out. From the first phone call with Roger, he was so positive and helpful. He has so much knowledge and taught us things we had no idea about. It was no quick or easy fix, but in 8 weeks we went from considering rehoming her to being able to enjoy our dog again.
To say that Roger has totally transformed our lives with our pets only scratches the surface. My husband and I adopted two street dog puppies – after a few weeks their play started to turn aggressive. Our only option was to get rid of one of the dogs… then a friend recommended Roger. With his constant support, the 8 weeks have totally transformed our dogs. They’re still young but can now interact together and with us in a positive way that helps them get what they need.