Make Your Force-Free Dog Training More Effective

The students in Dante’s Part 1 course loved how his approach sets dogs for success. He taught practical, concrete ways to address mental, physical, and emotional aspects of being a dog among humans.

This course lets us see what’s next in Brazilian dog trainer Dante Camacho’s step-by-step holistic approach for anxiety disorders, whether the dog presents as freezing, fleeing, barking, growling, playing over the top, or biting.

4 live sessions with two demo teams, addressing protocols for exposure to triggers. April 27, May 4, May 18, & June 1, 10 am Pacific time.

1.5 - 2 hours per session. Will also be recorded for you.

  • Videos of all live sessions, plus homework exercises from the 2 demos and a bonus dog, and Dante's written feedback.

  • Teach healthy canine social skills (independence and human referencing).

  • Improve the dog's physical and mental capabilities through balance and focus.

  • Improve the dog’s emotional regulation abilities (calm and excitement).

  • Pre-requisite: Holistic Reactivity Part 1

  • Stimulate cognitive abilities and problem solving.

  • This is a great protocol to do with a new rescue dog, too!

  • 8 CPDT CEUs.

  • Included with Diamond Membership (see below).

"Learning how to do nothing is a very hard skill!" - Dante Camacho

These fundamentals might be the missing link in your behavior modification plan.

  • All Videos!

    This live video course has 4 lessons. Dante will be on video call with the two demo teams and you'll be there to watch.

    All sessions will also be recorded for you to watch at a time that suits you.

  • Details Make the Difference!

    Dante's approach focuses on building a solid foundation that can be combined with your favorite techniques to address reactivity.

    Dante's approach takes the whole dog into account, truly setting dogs up for success. No matter what technique you use (BAT, CC/DS, etc.), this foundation can help.

  • Ask Anything!

    At the end of each session, Dante will answer questions from dog trainers and people with their own dogs who were watching him coach live.

    Course students are also eligible to continue the conversation on Facebook in either the Grisha Stewart Learner Support, or the Diamond Member Exclusive Facebook Group.

Instructor

Dog Trainer

Dante Camacho

Dante Camacho was one of the first dog trainers to introduce clicker training in Brazil. He spent his first years working privately with owners and their dogs, focusing on “good” general behavior and manners.

In 2000, Dante fell in love with dog sports and started teaching his own dogs in agility and freestyle. He began teaching seminars, being cited in magazines, websites and numerous TV appearances. He ended up representing Brazil in 4 FCI Agility World Championships as well as 1 European Open and 1 America’s & Caribbean. In freestyle (Dog Dancing) he performed initially in Brazil, first in dog shows but soon in TV shows and fairs.

In 2007, he moved to Canada and became a member of the Superdogs Team, where he performed his dog dance routines in shows throughout the country and also in the USA. He eventually also became a member of the production team of the shows, helping scout and train people and dogs to perform under the lights. The incredibly popular shows were seen by over 1 million people every year.

As a Canadian resident, he also represented the country in international agility competitions (European Open en Americas & Caribbean ) and lately also coached the Canadian Agility National Team, sharing his experiences as a competitor and trainer with Canadian handlers.

Dante's work gradually came full circle: being involved in dog sports for so long, it was inevitable to meet dogs that were struggling with behavioral issues, some of them would only affect their performances in the ring but some of them would seriously damage their relationships with their families and even put people at risk. Understanding the emotional link with behavior has always been necessary for his success in dog sports and performance.

Reviews from Part 1 of Holistic Approach to Dog Reactivity.

5 star rating

Class that looks at the whole picture

Laura Bush

I've taken classes and read books on how to help dogs with reactivity. My dog was improving, but I knew I could do better by her. Dante is on to something bi...

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I've taken classes and read books on how to help dogs with reactivity. My dog was improving, but I knew I could do better by her. Dante is on to something big. His techniques and exercises help the dog learn to manage their emotions better. The concepts and techniques he uses are unlike any I've heard of before. He truly thinks outside of the box to help reactive dogs. I feel like this was the missing piece I was looking for. I'm so glad I found this class and I highly recommend it.

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There is always more to learn

Jean Biggins

I strongly recommend this class for those new to training reactive dogs as well as those who have been working with them for years. I've been a CPDT for 7 y...

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I strongly recommend this class for those new to training reactive dogs as well as those who have been working with them for years. I've been a CPDT for 7 years now and working with dogs and their people professionally for 10 years. B.A.T. was my go to method when I first started studying to become a trainer and discovered my love for working with reactive dogs. Over the years I've added other role models but Grisha has remained a top one so when I saw she was recommending Dante's approach I had to know more. I specialize in reactivity and use a variety of games inspired by BAT and Control Unleashed with my clients. I have a system I've put together that works well but I'm always looking for ways to improve it. After lecture one I was feeling quite pleased with myself as I do use a 'holistic'/whole health approach including the 'hierarchy of dog needs' and a stress detox before clients start training. However, I'm already seeing that in my program I rush to DS/CC games without enough focus on certain foundations, leash handling, etc. I'll be eager to revamp my program incorporating some things from this class, reframing how I present certain things I was already using, and retaining some of my own preferred games. Best of all, I'm following along with one of my own dogs and this is really the first time I've followed a structured plan and committed to the process with him. I'm eager to see how my own dog and client's dogs will respond to this strategy.

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Kindness and knowledge

Marie Selarque

It was really wonderful to have Dante go step by step in explaining his techniques and why they work and toward what goals. His calm voice, his smile, his de...

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It was really wonderful to have Dante go step by step in explaining his techniques and why they work and toward what goals. His calm voice, his smile, his demeanor, all exude kindness and knowledge. I highly recommend this course for pet parents and professionals alike. Thank you!

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Great stuff

Sean Harris

Really enjoyed this series, looking forward to seeing more! Really great approach that is aimed at expanding yours and your doggos tool box

Really enjoyed this series, looking forward to seeing more! Really great approach that is aimed at expanding yours and your doggos tool box

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Holistic Approach

Toto Frima

Wonderful course, love the last video's from Laura and Rachel, lots of respect for participating in this course and showing yourself and your dogs.

Wonderful course, love the last video's from Laura and Rachel, lots of respect for participating in this course and showing yourself and your dogs.

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Brilliant course.

Janet Whittingham

Loved this course, it is an excellent revision course for people working with reactive dogs. Set out very well and lots of practical skills incorporated to h...

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Loved this course, it is an excellent revision course for people working with reactive dogs. Set out very well and lots of practical skills incorporated to help owners empower their dogs with vital skills needed to cope with the outside world.

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great experience

Viktoria Niewrzela

Interesting approach to dog reactivity. Many fantastic ideas how to let dog think and cope with everyday challenges.

Interesting approach to dog reactivity. Many fantastic ideas how to let dog think and cope with everyday challenges.

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Brilliant

Karen Rogers

This was a great class and easy to follow. Thank you!

This was a great class and easy to follow. Thank you!

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A Much Needed Big Picture Approach to Reactivity

Morgan Carelse

Another fantastic course! What I love about it is that it addresses reactivity at its very core. It reminds us that reactivity in not just about the reaction...

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Another fantastic course! What I love about it is that it addresses reactivity at its very core. It reminds us that reactivity in not just about the reaction we see on the surface, but that it is about the emotional response that the dog is struggling with. This course provides strategies, exercises, and games that will not only provide fun and enriching interactions with our dogs, but also give them the skills to problem solve and make good choices. If you have a dog who struggles with reactivity and are willing to put in some extra time to help them build a strong foundation of coping skills, I would strongly recommend this course.

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Simple and Superb!

Robin Morgan

I feel very validated after watching these sessions :) It was a fabulous reminder to go slow but forward and to always work the dog in front of you in all s...

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I feel very validated after watching these sessions :) It was a fabulous reminder to go slow but forward and to always work the dog in front of you in all situations. Very well presented. I really appreciate Dante's patience and clarity here and all of the above will help me to work better with my clients. :)

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Watch Intro Video

Relaxation sets the stage for success of any protocol.

Here's what demo students in Dante's previous course loved about this class. (volume up!)

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