Ian Dunbar talks about how dogs become shelter dogs.
The message in this short video is vital for anyone who is getting or has a puppy, works with shelter or rescue dogs, or anyone considering adopting a shelter or rescue dog.
Guess what? Dogs have to be taught to like their crates! Here are a few ways we get new dogs settled into their crate homes:
Dogs must be safe and feel safe around people and other dogs before they are ready to learn obedience and basic manners.
Review the categories below to see which best describes your dog:
READY – Is safe with all people and dogs.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Is safe with all people, but requires caution around other dogs (snarling, snapping, growling or lunging at other dogs).
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT – Snarling, snapping, growling or lunging at people or other dogs.
If your dog falls into the “needs improvement” category, he or she would benefit from [intlink id=”4″ type=”page”]in-home training[/intlink] before enrolling in group classes. Only dogs in the “ready” category may enroll in Agility, Basic Manners or Puppy Kindergarten class.
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