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TACT: A Training Program for Dogs that Are Fearful or Reactive Toward People by Emma Parsons













TACT: A Training Program for Dogs that Are Fearful or Reactive Toward People
Emma Parsons

Positive, practical training solutions for the most challenging canine behavior problems!

TACT, Touch Associated Clicker Training, is an innovative new training methodology that creatively combines the science and art of learning theory, clicker training, and massage therapy. This unique approach is used specifically to rehabilitate and prevent shy, fearful, reactive, and aggressive behavior in dogs and puppies. TACT incorporates ritualized protocols designed with safety, structure, and predictability.

This 5-DVD set teaches both pet owners and experienced canine professionals how to:

Desensitize a dog’s fear of people and new environments
Build confidence and coping skills, while changing the emotional response in fearful dogs
Provide structure, bringing predictability to the dog’s life
Develop and deepen the canine/human relationship
Recognize canine body language and use this knowledge to set dogs up for success
Implement an effective home and real world management program
Develop a two-way communication system between dog and handler
Provide a plan for healthy self-care through the TACT Caregivers Fatigue program



Emma Parsons has been training dogs for more than 20 years, and is currently the Canine Behavior Training Consultant for the VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital in Newton, MA. Her training service, The Creative Canine, specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. Emma is a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior as well as of the Karen Pryor Clickertraining-sponsored ClickerExpo conferences. She gives “Click to Calm” seminars around the world, teaching others how to manage and rehabilitate reactive and aggressive dogs. Emma also teaches reactive dog classes at Masterpeace Dog Training in Franklin, MA, and Control Unleashed® classes at the MSPCA in Methuen, MA. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), and the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).

Julie Robitaille, CAMT, CPDT-KA, is the founder of Animal Wellness Massage Therapy and Touch Click Calm, LLC, and is a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She is a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and completed an internship at Sterling Impressions Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England where she currently works as a contractor. Julie is best known for her work in reactive and aggressive canine behavior modification/rehabilitation and is the co-founder of the TACT, Touch Associated Clicker Training, methodology. Julie has been an assistant instructor to Emma Parsons, author of Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog, in her reactive dog training classes and seminars for nearly four years.


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Behavior
Clicker Training
Problem Dogs
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