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The R.E.W.A.R.D Zone for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs
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The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone General Informaiton


The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for Aggressive and Reactive Dogs.
(Realizing Excellence With Attention Redirection and Desensitization)
with Pam Dennison
(Author of How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong and Bringing Light to Shadow)
3 Day seminar - CEUs pending

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Is your dog reactive or aggressive? Are you having problems knowing how to help him/her? Have you hit a wall and don't know how to proceed? Are you a trainer that either is or wants to work with aggressive dogs?

The R.E.W.A.R.D Zone will help you in many ways:

  • give you very clear instructions that you can take home with you to
  • continue the process
  • teach you a great deal about canine body language
  • teach you to how to react quickly
  • teach you how to "feel" your dog and erect a line of communication that will go up and down the leash
  • really understand how to apply the counterconditioning and desensitization processes in a fun (yes fun!) way
  • and so much more!

Dates/Times: Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (without the dogs)
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Costs: $250.00 (limited to 8 working teams)
$125.00 for unlimited auditors.
Lodging and meals are not included.
Location Address: Positive Motivation Dog Training
418 E. Washington Ave (aka Route 57)
Washington, NJ 07882
Registration: Click here to download a printer-friendly registration form
to fill out and send with your check.

Pay by check to, mail to:
Pam Dennison, 34 Lakeview Ave., Blairstown, NJ 07825

NOTE: This is a MAILING address only - location is above.

PLEASE NOTE: Coming to The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for Aggressive and Reacitve Dogs will NOT cure your dog. Many sessions, less mistakes, more knowledge of the process, more training - THOSE things will help make your dog a whole lot better.

For more details on The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for Aggressive and Reacitve Dogs and behavior requirements for your dog, SEE BELOW .

If your dog doesn’t have these basic foundation behaviors, you will be required to take my online class before bringing your dog to this seminar. In the meantime, you can come to The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for Aggressive and Reacitve Dogs as an auditor.

You can see the course at www.idiotsguidepositivedogtraining.com Once you pay for the seminar, as either a working team or auditor, you will be given a special link for the discount.

FMI: For seminar:
Pam Dennison
Phone: 908-459-5244
Email: pam@positivedogs.com
Online class website: www.idiotsguidepositivedogtraining.com
The online class starts the 2nd Saturday of every month.

These seminars are working seminars for aggressive or reactive dogs. There will be a minimum of two sessions per day with the dogs, working on individual and group problems. In addition to the working sessions, there will be classroom time, discussing foundation behaviors, calming signals, background information on aggression, management and how to live with an aggressive dog. If there is time, we will do other things as well (depending on the weather and availability), such as tracking, group trail walking, swimming for both dogs and people and more.

Disclaimer: The R.E.W.A.R.D Zone was founded on positive training principles. Therefore, it is our policy that clients and staff alike in this building and on these premises or wherever The R.E.W.A.R.D Zone is held use positive training methods.

Not all dogs are appropriate for a seminar setting and program. If management decides that your dog needs additional skills prior to participating or is not a suitable candidate for seminar , management reserves the right to decline his/her continued attendance.

Any individual who engages in conduct with respect to their dog, or another participant's dog or person that is deemed inappropriate by management may be asked to leave the premises. Additionally, if management perceives a participant's training behavior or mannerism as inhumane, abusive or hostile, that individual may be asked to leave the premises.

Refund policy. In the event that you are asked to leave seminar or cannot attend each day of seminar for which you have signed up, management reserves the right to deny a refund or prorate a portion of your fees, as management deems appropriate

Before signing up for seminar , it is essential that you read the additional information below!

Additional The R.E.W.A.R.D Zone Information


We are going to be heavily reinforcing the dogs for good behavior, so bring TONS of food cut up into tiny pieces. You probably won’t need to feed your dogs their dinner. Be sure to bring weather appropriate gear for your dogs ­ sun screens for the cars**, crates, water (bring water from home if your dog is fussy), plenty of toys and other types of reinforcers (I WILL be picky about this!). Bring a first aid kit of you have one. Bring regular leashes and regular collars. Any type of head halter, muzzle, shock collar, prong collar or choke collar will not be allowed. X-back sledding harnesses are allowed if you think you need one. Information on obtaining one can be seen at www.blackicedogsledding.com I recommend a few leather leashes of different lengths ­ 6 foot, 15 foot and a 50 foot. Or this harness (tracking harness): Leather Tracking harnesses (padded breastplate) is my other pick for a harness. I have them in stock.

You can see them on my online store. http://www.positivedogs.com/products.html

**Space blankets for your car or van. Be sure to get the clips to attach them to your car or van. http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=218&ParentCat=313



Be comfortable, be calm, be safe. There are some basic behaviors you will need to teach your dog before coming to this seminar. These are for your safety and that of the other attendees. These dogs are here for a reason and we must set everyone up for success.

We don’t want you to have to waste valuable seminar time teaching your dogs these behaviors, so please have them intact as much as you can before you come. (see above information about taking my online class to teach these vital foundation behaviors before bringing your dog to seminar .)

  • Door etiquette ­ teach your dogs to stay while you open doors (building and car doors) and wait until you call them through and then look back to you instantly upon entering the building/room.
  • Eye contact
  • Name recognition
  • Bridge recognition (such as a clicker or the word “yes”)
  • Loose leash walking *and* heeling
  • Accepting tactile (petting)
  • Accepting of other types of reinforcers (other than food)
  • Sit and down stays
  • Recall amidst distractions (or as best that you can at this point)
  • Crate training

Other stuff I wold recommend you bring (not all are required. If you have a question, ask me!):

  • Something to cover the bed at the hotel
  • Crate for hotel and car
  • Chair if we go places
  • Leashes of all lengths ­ 6 foot, 15 foot.
  • Bug spray for you (depending on the month)
  • Sunscreen (depending on the month)
  • Notebook
  • Video camera, batteries and tapes
  • Regular camera

Anything else you need for you and your dog to be more comfortable

  • Two ace bandages (NOT the self stick kind) about 2 to 2-1/2” wide (no wider) sewn together to make one really long strip
  • Any dumbbells, scent articles, gloves or props for tricks you may have
  • Toe nail clippers, brushes, grooming supplies
  • Basically anything else you’d need to have when you spend 3 days away from home with your dog (except the kitchen sink).
  • Water and food dish
  • Plastic bags for poop
  • Fanny pack or carpenters nail apron to hold goodies
  • Toys

Even more information


The weather may be unpredictable at any time in NJ. It can be rainy, muddy, cold, snowy, warm, hot or feel like spring, so bring all sorts of clothing options. If it's Spring - there may be ticks, so you may want to do a topical tick repellent for your dogs.

Privates with Pam are available:

Privates with Pam will be available on Saturday night, starting at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Additional charge of $50.00 per half hour. Please sign up ahead of time. Topics can be aggression, competition obedience or rally obedience or just plain training in general.

CEU's pending for IAABC and CPDT:

If you are a CPDT or Associate member of the IAABC, let me know ahead of time and I will be able to have your forms ready.