Stray Dog Program (SDP), a comprehensive training regimen specifically tailored for the rehabilitation of stray dogs. The average duration of SDP is designed to accommodate the unique needs of stray dogs, typically ranging from 6 to 7 weeks.
It’s significant to understand that many stray dogs are often misjudged as aggressive when they are primarily defensive due to their past experiences or lack of socialization. This misinterpretation can occur not only among inexperienced dog handlers but also among certain dog trainers and behaviorists. It’s important to have a deep understanding of these canine behaviors, which necessitates an experienced and knowledgeable trainer.
Stray dogs can potentially pose challenges due to defensive behaviors cultivated from survival instincts. Many of these dogs have been neglected, left to their own devices, or have had negative encounters with people or other dogs. Regardless of the obstacles these dogs have faced, we assure you that rehabilitation and successful rehoming is achievable with the right approach.
Defensive behavior in stray dogs can originate from multiple factors such as poor socialization, negative past experiences, fear, absence of training, or a skewed perception of hierarchy. Addressing defensive behavior may involve establishing trust, introducing structured training, promoting positive experiences, enhancing socialization skills, and providing consistent guidance to establish a balanced pack hierarchy.
Choose our pioneering Stray Dog Program to effectively address the unique challenges faced by stray dogs, ensuring a successful rehabilitation process and paving the way towards a safer, more secure, and fulfilling life for these dogs. By choosing SDP, you contribute to creating harmonious relationships between stray dogs and their future homes, and actively participate in providing these dogs a second chance at life.
Our specialized Stray Dog Program (SDP) begins by diagnosing the root causes of the dog’s behaviors, which enables us to devise a personalized plan to address negative associations, past traumas, fears, and stress. The SDP starts with a foundational phase where we establish trust and a stable routine, teaching the dog to recognize us as benevolent leaders and providers. This method effectively helps to reduce conflicts related to basic manners, handling, accepting new environments, adapting to the leash, and tolerating a collar. We also introduce food-based motivation and emphasize exposure and socialization, introducing the dog to a variety of people, pets, environments, noises, moving objects, and potential distractions.
Once the dog has mastered foundational skills, we focus on teaching obedience essentials, such as Come, basic Heel (walking on a loose leash), Sit, Lay, Crate, Bed, In, and Out. All commands intrinsically include Stay, ensuring the dog maintains the last command until released. We also work on potty training and reshaping unwanted behaviors, like chewing, digging, excessive barking, bolting, jumping on people or objects, exploring countertops, and pulling on the leash.
Throughout the dog’s enrollment in SDP, we will maintain a private Google Drive folder to share photos and videos, keeping stakeholders informed and involved in their progress.
Upon completing SDP, each dog will receive a training certificate that reflects their overall rating compared to other dogs that have completed a similar SDP curriculum. Once the program concludes, we will arrange a transition date and time, introducing your newly trained dog to their future home free of charge. We will provide a 90-minute orientation, demonstrating how to correctly command the dog and enforce training collar use for on-leash training or E-Collar use for off-leash training, as needed.
For those welcoming a newly trained dog into their home, understanding and applying the dog’s new skills is crucial for success. Upon transition, you and your family members will demonstrate your ability to enforce desired behaviors, ensuring a smooth integration and reinforcing your role as the dog’s leader and provider.
Our board and train programs are supported by lifelong assistance, offering help through voice or video calls, texts, emails, or visual learning aids. We will evaluate if an on-site visit is required to address more serious concerns or issues that may occur, ensuring continued success for you and your newly adopted canine companion.
Before enrollment, please ensure your dog meets the following requirements:
Additionally, kindly provide the following items when enrolling your dog in our training programs:
We invite you to contact us by phone, text, email, or through our online interest form to learn about the most up-to-date rates for our Stray Dog Program (SDP). While the initial cost of training may seem substantial, we encourage you to consider the time and effort required to properly train a dog, transforming them into a well-behaved and enjoyable companion. Think of training as a valuable investment in your dog, one that will bring lasting benefits throughout their lifetime.
To guarantee the quality and effectiveness of our SDP program, we offer limited training slots, ensuring that each enrolled dog receives the necessary time and attention. New openings may be available as infrequently as every other week.
To further enhance your experience, we provide a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service for all our board and train programs. This service allows us to better understand your dog’s behavior in their familiar environment, which is crucial for developing a tailored training plan for your dog and your family. Our clients appreciate the added convenience of our pick-up and drop-off service, making the training process even more seamless and enjoyable.