Canine Dimensions, a Dog Training company founded in 1996 with offices in 11 states, has introduced a new Behavioral Wellness program for owners of recently adopted and rescued dogs in South Florida. Working in partnership with veterinarians, animal rescue groups and animal shelters in Fort Lauderdale, Weston and Boca Raton Florida, the goal of the program is to help keep dogs safely living in their new adoptive homes.
Jason Wester, Regional Director of Dog Training for Canine Dimensions of South Florida reports, “Often dogs who end up in animal shelters are surrendered by their owners for behavior problems. Frustrated owners struggle with dog behavior problems like fear, aggression and housebreaking, and sometimes they just give up. When that happens, the dogs end up in the care of shelters and rescue groups. These groups are sometimes underfunded and overwhelmed, so we wanted to pitch in and help.”
Prior to the dog’s adoption, the program involves evaluation of dogs at shelters and rescues to identify areas in need of improvement, and specific dog training protocols that help resolve dog behavior problems.
After the dogs are placed into their new homes, Canine Dimensions dog trainers in South Florida visit the new families at their homes and help them train their dogs in the home. The new “Behavioral Wellness” program boasts a 95% success rate – success being defined as keeping the dogs happily living in their new homes.