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

Archie - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

 

Archie - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

BIO:
Almost 3.5yrs old and all beautiful Golden, I love to play outside in a fenced in area. Outside I am fun, and silly! Very friendly and affectionate - that's me! Actually, I learned at USC that can also mean a little clingy, a little pushy, and OK, maybe a little possessive. But U.S.Canine has been helping me work on that!!! I love to walk! I am great on a leash. I have no issues with other dogs when walking. I am told I am a classic "resource guarder." Well, I really LOVE my "blankie" and my food! And toys! And some people in my life! So yes, things that are of high value to me, I tend to guard. I think it's best if I do not go to a home with kids under 17 or other pets. At US Canine I have learned stronger social skills. I have learned to respond well to guidance from an extremely experienced handler. I have learned to love a structured relationship and environment. I realize now I am a poor decision maker and am working on that. But I am a great follower! And I am ready to find my forever home with a 6' fence. Having completed my Immersion program at U.S. Canine, I have free lifetime follow-up consultations (training) in their center. Their guidance to me and my future experienced handler is invaluable. So, I need my forever home to be close to North Metro Atlanta. Come see how good I am - Archie

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