Behavior Transformation

Fear & Aggression / Separation Anxiety



Behavior Transformation

Fear & Aggression / Separation Anxiety


Ask about our discounted Elite Canine Packages to take Behavior Transformation on the fast track.

These courses are tailored to over-reactive dogs & their families. Classes are designed to help you understand, and your dog overcome their frustrating/dangerous behaviors. They focus on teaching how we can transform reactive behaviors into more appropriate choices. We also teach the owners why the aggressive or fearful behaviors occur.

We will focus on safety, management and foundation skills to transform the unwanted behavior so that your dogs’ emotional response is changed.

Please note –  In Home Sessions on the barrier islands are not available from May 15 to September 30th.

Reactive Recovery

Five 1 hour sessions held weekly. Setting up foundation skills for both handler and dog so you are prepared in any situation. Each dog will have private space to work around other dogs without excessive visual stimulation.

You and your dog will learn to work together when confronted with the sound, smell and sight of other dogs. We will use basic obedience skills, special emergency behaviors and fun training games to change your dog’s emotional response.

Group Classes $250.00

Tranquil Teamwork

Five 1 hour sessions held weekly, we will be building on skills from level one. Adding more life-like set ups, working outside and fun training games in and around other dogs.

This will help your dog to generalize training to even more dogs and locations.

Prerequisite Reactive Recovery or equivalent with trainer evaluation.

Group Classes $250.00

Beautiful B.A.T.

(Behavior Adjustment Training)

Real life training for the over-reactive dog. This class is held outdoors on large open areas so the dogs are able to work in the presence of the trigger for their aggression/fear. We will help your dog acclimate to the people/dogs by showing them the option to make another choice. We will train acceptable behaviors to replace the behaviors you are frustrated by. Safety & management skills for the owner also builds confidence in real life scenarios.

Class one is a PEOPLE ONLY orientation and practice session.

Group Classes $275.00

All of our Behavior Transformation Classes are also available as private sessions. 

Prices range from $425.00 to $475.00 / Six – 1 Hour Sessions. 

Why Try BAT?



BAT Empowers Dogs to choose calm behavior over undesired reactivity.

For example, instead of barking and lunging, BAT dogs can proactively choose to engage in a calm behavior, allowing them and their handler the opportunity to adjust to a “trigger” that was once causing fear, frustration or aggression.


BAT Builds Confidence and Reduces Excitement.

An animal that has greater control of its environment (i.e. behavior is effective) is less likely to be anxious, fearful, or over-the-top excited, resulting in less reactivity as well as the development of calm and confident behavior.


BAT Builds Communication and Trust.

When the communication channel between the animal and its handler is clear and accurate, the relationship may then develop greater trust. BAT teaches people how to better understand a dog’s body language, most especially before, during, and after the dog calmly experiences a “trigger.”  The goal is to empower the animal and handler to remain active in the calm, stress-free behavior vs. becoming reactive in the undesirable behavior.


BAT Reduces Stress.

In a properly executed BAT training session, the animal exhibits little to no distress during the BAT experience. The absence of distress is a critical component to BAT.


BAT has a Fast Learning Curve.

It works with an animal’s natural repertoire of desirable behaviors, and does not require much pre-training for the human to begin the rehabilitation process for both them and their dog.

“Compassionate is a perfect description of Kelly. We have a rescue dog who suffers from extreme anxiety and destructive behaviors. We were pretty much at our wit’s end when our vet suggested Kelly. We saw a difference after the first session and, while we’re still a work in progress, the change in our dog Skyler over the past few weeks has been remarkable.”

—Marianne O.

About Compassionate Canine Training

Compassionate Canine focuses on using positive (R+) training to solve the real frustrations of families who live with the training challenges of daily life distractions. 

Contact Us

(732) 930-1364