Firstly, I want to wish everyone a belated happy Independence Day down in the US and hopefully everyone enjoyed the long weekend and treated their pets with an extra day of love.
If your child was "acting up" would you send him/her to the orphanage? So why is it that some pet owners find the solution to sending dogs with behavioral issues straight to the animal shelter? Yes it is a quick solution, however, like children, pets are a lot of work. I know numerous pet owners whom think that all you have to do is feed and let the dog go to the bathroom, however, either they don't want to assume additional responsibility or understand the work and care involved.
Canine behavior can result from situations beyond emotion and or breed. What is comes down to is customized training.
A child with dyslexia learns differently from a child who learns through standard methods. Neither child is stupid, however, some fail to recognize that each child learns differently. It's the same is with dogs.
Entrepreneur Julie Ott, whom owns Canine Foundations, which provides private training in the comfort of the pet owners home, gets to the root of the problem and examines living conditions, diet and even past behavioral issues.
Most dogs, through Julie's experience are adult dogs handed down second hand or rescued from shelters, the perfect candidate for her service.
Let's keep the dogs out of animal shelters and look toward alternatives.
Julie is based in Vancouver, BC Canada, however, you can find through the internet or through vet clinics centers that in addition to training offer in depth further behavioral investigation.
I don't believe in bad dogs just misunderstood dogs.
Luv Sheila & Freedom