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Barktown USA and Borderhauss Kennels

will be hosting

Emma Parsons

For her

Reactive Dog Workshop

September 16 & 17, 2018

Registration will open to the public July 16, 2018.

Please check back for a registration link at that time.

The Reactive Dog Workshop is a 4-5-hour workshop whose sole purpose is to teach the Click to Calm methodology in one session so that the owners of overly stimulated dogs can start practicing the methodology with their dogs in previously challenging environments.


The solution is threefold: first, to teach the dog a reliable default behavior, second, to teach the dog that the presence of the stimulus (“object of interest”) is the cue to look at them, and third, to insert an alternate or incompatible behavior. In this way, the handler does not have to distract the dog, nor keep the dog “busy” when faced with these risky situations.

Foundation behaviors and emergency protocols will also be discussed.

Because of the small size, individual attention is given to each working dog team.  

This is a 1-day clinic with 5-7 working spots ($265) and up to 20 auditors ($100). It is the same clinic given on two different days to offer more teams a chance to work with Emma.



Emma Parsons is a Canine Behavior Training Consultant, specializing in rehabilitating reactive/aggressive dogs. She is also the author of Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog and Teaching the Reactive Dog Class: Leading the Journey from Reactivity to Reliability. Emma is a Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Member as well as a Speaker and Faculty Member of Clicker Expo.

Emma has been exhibiting in competition agility and obedience for more than 15 years. In 2017, Austyn-Roque, one of her Golden Retrievers, earned his AKC MACH title in just a single season. Austyn is also a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America’s Agility Hall of Fame.

Photo: Emma freestyle dancing with Kayden

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