This is where I come in.
If you're nearby, I have a great facility where you can come and work with me. We'll start with private lessons, wherein we work on helping your dog to be the healthiest he can be (emotions, immune system, nutrition, exercise, environment) and learning how to manage his behavior while we teach new skills to help both you and him to cope with the world around him. Once we have this part under control, you may become involved in one of my well-established Reactive Dog Classes, where you become a part of a close-knit group of folks. These groups practice working on specific situations for their dogs on a weekly basis, with the goal of being able to deal with real life situations more effectively. The sky is the limit when it comes to these classes!
Alternatively, you may wish to continue with private lessons, or perhaps you and your dog will have made enough progress to be able to join a regular group class.
If you're not close enough to take advantage of this awesome program (and even if you are, you will need to do this part!), read Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating your Reactive Dog. This book is designed to be a quick read, and serves as a guide for the work ahead of you. Many students read the book several times and use it as a reference guide.
If you prefer a visual mode of learning, or if you wish to immerse yourself in learning, watch the "Scaredy Dog!" DVD. This is a video production of a "Scaredy Dog!" seminar, and gives visual examples of some of the exercises which have been helpful to so many students.
When these resources aren't enough, you can read, Focus Not Fear, which is simultaneously a guide for trainers who wish to run reactive dog classes, and for dog owners who don't have a knowledgeable trainer close to them and need more guidance on how to work with their dog in real life situations.
To learn more about Reactive Dogs, read Ali's book, "Scaredy Dog! Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog." Click here to go to the "Scaredy Dog!" page. Or click here to email Ali about seminars, lessons or classes.