Rescued Dog Program (RDP) is a 4-week board and train program designed to specifically address common behaviors and temperament issues frequently encountered in rescued/adopted dogs/puppies after being exposed to shelters and/or foster homes. Dogs/puppies exposed to these living conditions form undesirable behaviors to protect themselves against the inconsistencies they face in their everyday lives. We have customized the ideal training program to redirect these unwanted behaviors and bring out the best in your rescued dog.
We will work diligently with your rescued dog to help them overcome their fears and stress. Once progress is made, it is time for the actual training start. RDP starts with a foundational phase, where we teach your dog pack hierarchy (get the dog to accept us as leaders and food provider to eliminate common conflicts), *potty and crate training, *handling (being pet, bathed and groomed), getting used to be on different types of surfaces (concrete, asphalt, wet and dry grass, sand and mud), walking on leash and accepting the wear of a collar, food luring and familiarization and socialization where we get the dog to be around people from different ethnicities and colors, other pets, animals, loud noises, moving objects and other environmental distractions.
Once the dog learned the foundation, we focus on teaching the basics where we teach Recall, basic Heeling (walking on a loose leash), Sit, Lay, Crate, Bed, In and Out. All commands taught in this program are on leash. all commands has the “stay” implanted within, so there will be no needs to say the word stay, since the dog will perform the command and keep it until freed. While teaching the basics we will also counter/reshape unwanted behaviors such as; housebreaking, chewing, digging, excessive barking, bolting (running outside doors and gates), jumping on people and furniture, and pulling on leash.
While the dog enrolled in our RDP, we will create an individual Google Drive folder and share pictures and videos to keep owners up to date with their dog progress.
Once the dog finish/graduate RDP, they will be awarded a training certificate with their overall rating compared to other dogs within the same class.
Upon finishing the program/graduation, and after scheduling the Drop Off date and time, we will bring your trained dog back we we provide an hour of orientation where we demonstrate how to correctly command the dog and how to enforce your commands when needed, the same way we have taught the dog at our faciality, then task you and your family members to demonstrate your learning, since training the owners is one of the most aspects in any dog training program, to eliminate any conflicts and guarantee a smooth chain of command transition (getting the dog to take you as a leader and food provider).
All our board and train programs are backed by our lifetime support, where we will help you with training, enforcement of pack hierarchy and any related issues throughout voice/video call, texts or emails, providing visual learning aids (videos of dogs who has the same issues and how we deal with it and reshape it) and even an on site visit for more series issues.