It is always rewarding to rescue a dog and see their development with the rehabilitation process. According to the Humane Society, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized a year. Luckily, dogs are some of the most resilient creatures on earth so we see many successful rescues where dogs go from being neglected and sheltered to happily swimming off-leash in the lake.
Many rescue dogs are not properly socialized, have been neglected, or abused. Under socialized dogs are often scared of most everything. These dogs need proper socializing in order to become manageable for their owners and to live more relaxing lives. In this type of situation we would make sure to place a strong emphasis on socialization during training. One great program for this type of dog is Group Class. Group class includes owners and dogs that have gone through training and want to practice the commands through group exercises.
A poorly socialized dog can also be hyperactive. These dogs sometimes come from multiple different owners and have developed bad habits such as jumping, leash pulling, bolting and chewing because they have never been shown the proper way to act or to get attention. This type of dog usually gets little freedom because the owner is afraid what may happen if they give it. This cycle only feeds the problem.
Our training programs are specifically designed to help these common types of rescues and others re-learn how to act so they can regain their freedom and confidence.