We get to work with just as many rescue dogs as we do single family dogs and they are just as trainable as any other pup. Sometimes rescuing a dog can be difficult, due to the dog’s unknown history. Thankfully, dogs are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. Most of their problems can be worked through as long as we point them in the right direction. It is extremely rewarding to witness a dog that has been neglected and sheltered from the world finally get to have a good life, doing fun things like going to the park, or swimming in the lake!
Unfortunately, many rescue dogs have been abused and therefore are no longer trusting of us humans. We will help your dog gain back that trust. Not all abuse is “physical,” dogs can also be abused “mentally” by simply being neglected or not properly socialized. These dogs usually end up scared of EVERYTHING. Something as simple as a chair out of place can turn an abused dog into a nervous wreck. Due to their lack of socialization, they have very little experience with the outside world, so they get nervous when faced with even small changes. These canines might have a hard time traveling or going places where most dogs would love to go. Owners can sometimes end up feeling like “prisoners” to their own dog because they are their dog’s only source of comfort, which makes them not want to travel or even go out to the movies. Fortunately, we have the tools to help these dogs feel a lot more comfortable. Through training with our team, we will give them the confidence they have never had, then we will introduce them to the great world they have been missing out on!
Bouncing of the Wall Dogs
Another symptom of a poorly socialized is that the dog can end up bouncing off the walls. Dogs like this have typically been moved around from home to home because of their bad manners: jumping, bolting off, pulling on the leash, or even chewing the house up. Almost all of these dogs simply have never been shown the proper way to do things, so they associate attention with bad manners. This type of dog usually ends up kept on a short leash because the owners are afraid of what can happen. They are usually so cooped up it is no wonder that they are bouncing off the walls! Through our dog obedience training programs, we will show them the right way to get attention and freedom – you will truly be AMAZED at the difference!