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Newly adopted dogs need help transitioning into a home. Learn how to support your dog through this experience.
ADOPTION TRAINING PACKAGE
We applaud your decision to spend the time researching the best way to integrate a new dog into your household BEFORE you adopt. Adding another species into our human world is often far more stressful for the animal than we realize, and we try to mitigate the stress as much as possible for the dog. We also like to ensure a lifelong relationship that is based on successful communication between dog and human, with the understanding that we need to be able to find a way to speak a common language. Our trainings are based on understanding how a dog behaves naturally, and using that to our advantage by communicating in a way that a dog effortlessly follows your lead. Our classes are geared to empowering owners to handle issues that arise throughout a dog's life, as well as manage the specific behaviors that typically occur after adoption. We emphasis creating a happy, well-balanced, stable dog by recognizing their unique canine needs...and allowing our human expectations to be met as well in this relationship.
We have several training packages available to suit your needs. We highly recommend a package of two or three classes. Our most popular package includes three private classes, the first two of which occur at one of our foster homes, where you get the opportunity to work with our adoptable dogs. Typically, families use these two classes as a chance to interact with the dogs and determine which is the best fit for your home. Adoption would then occur after the second class. The third class would take place at your home after the adoption, giving you the opportunity to work with any issues that have occurred in the first week or two of adoption. We find that most people agree that having the behaviorist in their house directly working with the family and dog is a wonderful addition to the package. Classes can be spaced at our mutual discretion. Please note that you do not have to adopt a dog from AHAS to participate in our training packages. If you have specific questions, we would be glad to discuss them but find that speaking over the phone is a more efficient, direct way. You are welcome to call us at (484) 220-0418 at your convenience.