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Positive Book Worm April 2023. Control Unleashed Reactive To Relaxed Paperback

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Group Meetings on Zoom


  • Registration for members of PPG British Isles. Please use the code provided in your member area
  • The Positive Book Worm is a PPG Membership Benefit


Control Unleashed Reactive To Relaxed 

Five Sessions From April 11 to June 20, 2023

Authors: Leslie McDevitt

If you register for this event, you will join us on the dates below to discuss the assigned reading chapter. In the last session, the author, Leslie McDevitt, will join us for questions and answers. 


What is the book about?

Since 2007, when Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog was first published, the science—and the art—of Control Unleashed has been guiding handlers all over the world as they help their "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in stimulating or stressful situations. In her third book, Control Unleashed: Reactive to Relaxed, Leslie McDevitt discusses her exciting new additions to the Control Unleashed training program, as well as new perspectives and revisions of the foundation behaviors and core games. The new concepts and techniques will support you in teaching your dog life skills and coping skills so that he is comfortable in the world, building relationships, empowering your dog, and creating a two-way system of communication between you and your dog.


Rather than being bound to a world where people are taught to think of training as nothing more than cue-and-response, the Control Unleashed program boldly takes us even further into the realm of conversational training—a style of interaction where both the handler and dog can cue each other to perform a behavior and give feedback, and where the dog takes the driver's seat and directs his counterconditioning process. Letting the dog make choices and actively participate not only gives the dog control over his own learning but it also establishes trust and fosters a spirit of communication. And it makes humans more humane.

Quotes from the Book

Our goal is not merely to change behavior; it is to change how the dog is feeling.


Book Club Sessions via Zoom

1.    Meeting 1 - Chapters 1-3 - 4/11/2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET

2.    Meeting 2 - Chapters 4-8 - 4/25/2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET

3.    Meeting 3 - Chapters 9-11 - 5/9/2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET

4.    Meeting 4 - Chapters 12-17 - 6/6/2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET

5.    Meeting 5 - With Leslie - 6/20/2023 at 12 Noon ET


Buy The Book

To prepare for this Book Club event, you will need a copy of the book.

You can purchase it here.  


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