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

Cooper - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

 

Cooper - Sponsored by Jeanne & Bobby Haralson

BIO:
Hi Everyone! My name is Cooper and I'm a golden boy! I'm 2 1/2 years old, with good golden attributes when I am in the right, controlled environment. You see, I have behavioral and psychological special needs. Some people don't believe that can happen to goldens, but it does from time to time! I've been getting lots of training at this place called U.S. Canine. Man, these people know their stuff! I do struggle with directions, but at U.S. Canine I am learning to trust, respond, and follow appropriately. I need someone who is an extremely experienced handler or trainer. Maybe even a retired K9 officer or military personnel who trains dogs. My adopter would need to be really patient with me and be willing to take me as I am. U.S. Canine often tells me how easy I am to read. I am pretty good at projecting my feelings and I need someone who will learn my signs and know their meaning. Personally, I am wishing for a loyal companion; someone calm to balance out my excitability. My most favorite thing is my frisbee! I am great at that game. I have lots of energy, always ready to run and play with other dogs. I am good on walks and enjoy the exercise. I can get excited and sometimes I am more prone then to be snippy. I'm working hard on that, but I shouldn't be in a home with children or frequent visiting children under 18, sometimes they forget how to handle special needs. Having completed my Immersion program at U.S. Canine, I have free lifetime follow-up consultations in their center. Their guidance to me and my new owner is very important. So, I need my forever home to be close to Atlanta. Do you or someone you know fit what I need? If so, please ask about me. I've been waiting a very long time for the right home. Love, Cooper

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