Aggressive Dog Training Leash Reactivity

Aggressive dog behavior will not go away on its own. The dog will not grow out of it. Left untreated, both the frequency and the intensity of the problems will increase. Aggressive dog training is needed to decrease the frequency and intensity of the problem behaviors.

Barking and growling at other dogs is a common behavior problem. Most people try yelling, dragging their dog away from the other dog, doing more exposure to other dogs, and lots of various training equipment all with no results or a temporary reduction in barking.

Let us show you how to permanently address your dog’s behavior towards other dogs. We use reward-based training methods to teach your dog how to interact with the other dog ensuring lasting success and persistent good manners.

We can help! There’s no need to walk your dog in the dark to avoid the issue. Let us show you how to teach your dog to be social and polite with other dogs.

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Upcoming Reactive Rover Class-

Reactive Rover Training Class– Coming soon in August on Saturdays 

Aggressive dog training Charlotte nc

Lunging or barking at other dogs? Our Reactive Rover class will teach you the tools you need to help change your dog’s leash reactivity and enable your dog to be calm, quiet and focused on you instead of barking and growling at other dogs.


Reactive Rover Class

Reactive Rover Class includes: 
  • Body Language signs before the explosion
  • How to help your dog after a reaction
  • How to prevent the lunging and growling on leash
  • Building great leash walking skills
  • Building Focus and impulse control
  • The value of sniffing for the leash reactive dog
  • Video analysis of the area that you walk your dog
  • How to handle surprise dogs
  • Walking past other dogs at a distance your dog can be successful
  • Hearing other dogs and remaining calm
Our Reactive Rover Beginner Class includes 3 components:

1. 4 weeks of Reactive Rover Prep sessions

With our online training success sessions, your dog gets to start learning the foundation skills away from other dogs in your home where there are fewer distractions. That enables your dog to be more successful during our in person training sessions. During the online sessions, you get to see me demo the game with my dogs and then you get to try it with your own dog. You get to save time since you aren’t having to drive to class as frequently while still learning the necessary information for your dog to learn the skills to focus on you instead of barking at other dogs. The prep sessions are live and online.

Online sessions are at 6:30 pm on: Wednesday nights starting in July. Sessions are recorded for those who can’t attend live.

2. Complete dog training success online course

Full access to our complete dog training online course to guide you through the steps towards training success

3. 6 weeks of in person Reactive Rover sessions.

Coming soon Saturdays in July at 2148 old hickory grove Mount Holly, NC in our state of the art, fully-matted, fully-enclosed, outdoor covered building.

Our Reactive Rover class is designed for you to learn the tools you need to teach your dog to cooperate with you, and to be calm, quiet and focused on you while around other dogs on leash.

Cost: Class is a total of 10 hours of training. Class is limited to 4 dogs total. Class has an instructor and an assistant to maximize training success. The cost for class is $399

How do I register for classes that eliminate my dogs aggression?

Register for class using the form below.

Note: if you checked "Barks Excitedly", please contact us before you register for any group classes.
Note: if you checked occasionally "Occasionally barks or lunges", please contact us before you register for any group classes.
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Group Class Cancellation Policy: In order to provide the best scheduling flexibility and one on one time for the clients that enroll in class, we do not offer make up sessions for sessions that are missed. Liability Terms of service: I agree to take full and total responsibility for my dog at all times. I hereby waive and release Mariah Hinds, Mariah Hinds Dog Training, property or business the training is located at, all owners and other animals in attendance, and any of the above mentioned employees, owners, and agents from any and all liability of any nature for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but not without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume the risk of any such damage or injury while attending the training session or training class, while supervising or interacting with a dog while on the grounds or surrounding area thereto. In consideration of my attendance and participation in training classes, I waive the right from any and all claims or claims by any member of my family or any other person who is present for training lessons. 1. I understand that attendance and participation in any dog training program is not without risk to myself and/ or to guests that are present. I further understand that my personal dog is at risk when any other dog is present and I may bring home an illness due to working around other dogs. 2. Mariah Hinds Dog Training has found that half way through training most owners feel relieved that their dog’s behavior is improving. If training is ended at that time, the dog inevitably backslides into their prior bad habits. Group classes will not be refunded. 3. Some dogs find group classes extremely stressful and need to know lots of skills and behaviors before joining a group class. If a dog is not appropriate for group class, then the dog can be moved to one on one training sessions for an additional fee. 4. It is the client’s responsibility to notify Mariah Hinds Dog Training of any changes regarding the dog’s behavior and other pertinent information. 5. I agree to allow Mariah Hinds Dog Training to discuss history, protocol, family dynamics and any pertinent information with their veterinarian, appropriate animal professionals, family members, etc. as applicable. 6. Mariah Hinds Dog Training reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time, at its sole discretion and refund the monies paid for future services (if applicable) back to the dog’s owner. 7. All of the information I have given about my dog(s) is correct and does not exclude important information such as aggression. 8. These Terms of Service constitute the sole and only agreements concerning the terms of this contract. Any prior agreements, whether oral or in writing, shall be void and of no further affect. This contract may only be modified in writing and signed by all parties to this agreement. 9. I agree to allow pictures taken of my dog or me with my dog during class to be used by Mariah Hinds Dog Training.

Where are your Aggressive dog training Charlotte nc classes?

Our Charlotte dog training classes are held in a state of the art dog training facility in Mount Holly, NC near the Charlotte airport. Our classes are designed to help owners succeed in training their dogs. 

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Aggressive Dog Problems we can help with:

  • Aggressive towards dogs
  • Aggressive towards people and visitors
  • Aggressive towards vets and groomers
  • Aggressive towards family members
  • Aggressive when the dog has bones or food bowls
  • Lunging at dogs on leash
  • Aggression during nail trims or vet visits
  • Growling, nipping and snapping
  • Anxiety and Fearful Behaviors
  • Aggression towards people or dogs
  • Separation anxiety
  • Territorial aggression

We can help! We've helped hundreds of families just like yours.

When a dog is in an aggressive dog state of mind, they can easily bite people and other dogs nearby. Don’t lose your home because your dog bit the wrong dog or person. Schedule your FREE phone consultation now!

Common Aggressive Dog Issues:


Aggression towards dogs or other animals


Growling, barking or lunging at new people and visitors


Growling when you or another dog approach bones or food bowls


Growling when you or another dog approach bones or food bowls


Growling, biting and aggressive behaviors at the vet clinic or groomer


Growling, nipping and snapping at people who live with the dog

Feel safe and happy about your dog again! Get started eliminating your aggressive dog behaviors!

Mariah is a great balance of encouraging and humorous which works well when you have THREE dachshunds that all have different needs. She works well with my teenager with aggression issues, my old-souled fearful girl that is scared of her own shadow and my new puppy teaching her general manners and obedience. I have tried other trainers. Mariah definitely hits the mark with her positive reinforcement and patience while training the humans and the dogs in the house. -Michelle G.

Mariah is as much people trainer as she is a dog trainer. We have used her in-home training services for the foundation skills and commands as well as her group classes for both of rescue dogs. One of the benefits of the latter for us is the ability for one of our dogs – who has a hard time meeting new dogs on the leash – to socialize with other dogs in a structured environment.

On top of all the training, she always does a great job with follow-up and additional educational material. I wish training with Mariah was mandatory for all new dog owners. -Jack T.

Fantastic positive reinforcement techniques proved to be incredibly effective for my high-energy yet shy chihuahua-mix who had a fear of others’ hands (a problem that sometimes led her to snap at other people!). I highly recommend the Mariah Hinds to anyone who is seeking behavioral modification for their pup(s). Thank you, Mariah! – Crystal P.
Teddy, a rescued Australian Shepherd mix, has several fear issues and would respond aggressively, but Mariah was terrific at introducing him to new situations slowly and teaching me how to look for his cues and ease his anxieties. We’re now enjoying walks together – even in crowded areas with numerous triggers. -Melanie M.
After becoming aggressive towards several of my friends, I was desperate to find someone to help Barney and I. Since Barney’s very first training session with Mariah, I have seen great changes in him. His confidence has increased, he is able to calm down easier, he is less anxious, and he is overall a happier and friendlier dog. -Marissa Z.

His over all anxiety is down! Thank you so much for taking the time to train with me and mister Harvey! We appreciate you and will recommend you to anyone who is having behavior problems! -Mary H.