Whether they are ready for adoption or still working on their manners, we make sure that the eligible canines in our care get the proper exercise and stimulation by working their body and brain.
Here, sweet Pearl (who is up for adoption and waiting for her happy home!) is learning to maneuver obstacles and work through problems. Just like with our public classes, we use only positive reinforcement training and make sure that all our dogs are having fun while learning something new. Luckily for us, Pearl loves her cookies and is always happy to work for a tasty treat!
Making sure our shelter dogs get training while they’re here helps them to become more well-rounded and have a toolkit for success when they get adopted. Many dogs like the structure of training and look forward to getting out and working their brains. It also socializes our dogs while giving us a better look at their personalities and learning behaviors. This helps us make better matches when it comes to adopting and gives the family something to practice with their new pup!
Pearl got an A+ for the day and is living proof that you’re never too old, too big, or too adorable to learn something new. We consider Pearl a more active and extroverted dog but when she starts her training, she’s dedicated and on the job! She can’t wait to continue her training and educational journey with her new family. When the time is right, she’ll head home with so many fun skills and tricks up her sleeve!