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:
Hi there! My name is Elliott and I'm a 7 year old Great Pyrenees with a little bit of Golden Retriever in me. 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 took me in and found me a home. Sadly, that was not the right place for me and 6 years later I came back. I lost that family because I behave mostly like a Great Pyrenees and in some homes, that just doesn't really work out. When I came back, AGA sent me to U.S. Canine to understand my special behavior needs a little better. The great trainers at U.S. Canine say I am very sweet and it's OK to give me a lot of attention, if you are my immediate family. You see, my ancestors were bred to guard livestock and to protect their owners and homes, so I am always on guard to protect my home and my people. I'm 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'm sure you understand now that I need a home where not a lot of people or dogs visit. There also shouldn't be children in my home because they don't always understand special needs. 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. Having completed my training program at U.S. Canine, I have free lifetime follow-up consultations in their center. Their guidance to me and my future new owner is very important. So, I need my forever home to be in Atlanta or within a few hours driving distance. The nice people that have met me from AGA say the picture of me does not do me justice, as I am adorable in person. Please ask to meet me so you can see for yourself! Elliott

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