Our professional experience working with dogs started in shelters trying to increase adoptions and reduce euthanasia. We were constantly seeing dogs being given up by their families because of “behavior problems”. Most of these dogs were ridiculously under-stimulated and lacked any kind of training. While rescue work was rewarding, it felt like we were just putting band-aids on a much bigger wound. Wanting to be more proactive at keeping dogs in their homes, we began thinking about What Dogs Want.
That is why we have partnered with #LovePup to offer scholarships to their dogs waiting to find their new family. Dogs from this local rescue come to the Academy and work on manners, develop skills, and build confidence because enrichment is crucial for shelter dogs' health and happiness!
Check out our Instagram @whatdogswant
to see the adoptable dogs in action or learn more at: www.LovePupFoundation.org