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

Cooper

BIO:
I am a Golden boy! Just over 2yrs, with good Golden attributes when I am in the right, controlled environment. 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. So, I am looking to share a home with another very active spayed/neutered dog 2-8 yrs. old and a secure 6ft wooden fence.

U.S. Canine has been behavior training me. I am learning to trust, respond and follow appropriately.

I do struggle with directions. Getting better! I need someone who is an extremely experienced handler. I would hope that would include being patient and committed to learning my behavioral and psychological special needs.

U.S. Canine often tells me how easy I am to read. I am good at projecting my feelings, and I need someone who will learn my signs and know their meaning. I don't always figure out social cues.

Personally, I am wishing for a loyal companion. Someone calm to balance out my excitability. A caregiver, who understands me and is willing to take me as I am.

I am good on walks and enjoy the exercise.

At U.S. Canine there are strict guidelines that I am comfortable with. I can get excited, and sometimes I am more prone then to be snippy. Working hard on that, but please no children under 17 in my home, or ever around me.

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 extremely experienced handler is invaluable. So, I need my forever home to be close to North Metro Atlanta.