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Tia is a lovely hound mix who was adopted and then re-homed with her dog walker. The original family kept her in a crate most of the time. The dog walker adopted Tia and spent six (6) years managing her with her two dogs. It turns out that Tia really does not want to share her space with another dog. She came to the SPCA of Westchester very leash reactive. The trainers worked a protocol called B.A.T. (Behavior Adjustment Training) with Tia, teaching her to walk away from her fears on leash instead of lunging at them.

She spent many hours off campus in the woods with a wonderful volunteer, who also helped Tia to earn her Ph.D. degree from C.L.A.S.S. Today, she has a brand new loving family and is doing great. Dr Tia vacations in Cape Cod and loves the beach and the outdoors!

Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions and is a part of the SPCA of Westchester’s The Way Home program. To learn more about The Way Home program, click here.

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