SPECIAL BEHAVIOR NEEDS

These lucky dogs have worked with our partners at U.S. Canine who are behavior specialists! We are looking for a strong, assertive "pack leader" willing to continue their behavior rehabilitation.

A GREAT companion for the right home!


US Canine was outstanding in their care of Mr. Darcy and their training of both him and his new owners....

When we saw Mr. Darcy's picture on the AGA website, we knew he was the Golden we were hoping to adopt. However, AGA was excellent to set the expectation upfront concerning his issues with resource guarding and snapping.

Josh and Angie of U.S. Canine are amazing. Mr. Darcy had completed the Immersion program a couple of weeks before we met him. We had an evaluation meeting to see if we all agreed this was a perfect match. Followed by two more training sessions before bringing Mr. Darcy to his new home.

After our two weeks with U.S. Canine, we immediately applied what we learned once we got Mr. Darcy home. The unique insight and dog obedience techniques that we learned were spot on. It did not take more than a couple of days for Mr. Darcy to adjust and learn the boundaries of his new home. One of the biggest take away was to stay firm but to always be patient and persistent.

We've had Mr. Darcy for a little over three months. We have gone on road trips, visited extended family, played in multiple dog parks and taken long walks. He has become an integral and trusted part of our family.

Thank you, AGA, for investing your time and resources to give Mr. Darcy the opportunity to achieve a successful transition to his new forever home.

Mark and Glynn
Golden retriever orphans

Elliott - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

 

Elliott - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

BIO:
I'm a graduate of US Canine and I want to thank my sponsors, the Haralson's, for helping me pay for my education. I was sent to school so AGA could figure out what I needed to be happy. It didn't take Angie Woods at US Canine very long to figure it out. You see, I don't have very much golden retriever in me, I am more of a Great Pyrenees. Here's more about me:
I am a 7 year old Great Pyrenees and I need a special adopter who understands my breed. As far as my story goes - I was born and grew up on a big farm, like many great pyrenees do,with several other dogs. We lived outside mostly and usually ate garbage that the person who lived there threw away; yuck that was bad. Sometimes we had no food. We had no training or attention and I never learned anything while I was there. So, I go by instincts. When I was one year old (still really a pup), AGA thought they had found me the right home but sadly they did not. But lucky me - once an AGA dog, always an AGA dog - but that was six years ago. I lost that family because I mostly behave like a Great Pyrenees. I am always on guard to protect my home and people. You see, my ancestors were bred to guard livestock and to protect their owners and homes. I've been to lots of trainers and dog schools over the last six years but I still do some things that people don't understand and like. Pyrs are mainly protective of their own family and we are not very patient with intruders, including people and other animals, that is when I put my paw down. I take my job very seriously. I do not need little children to guard but prefer a home without a lot of visitors, and I need a lot of "space" that is mine. Despite all the "training" I have had, my Great Pyrenees behavior was inherited but at least now everyone understands what I need to be happy. Elliott

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