Rescue / Shelter Training Program
|Jollytails is proud to support shelters and rescues across Nova Scotia|
Jollytails is proud to support numerous shelter and rescue organizations across Nova Scotia. Our focus is to help shelter and rescue volunteers understand more about positive dog training and dealing with behavioral problems with rescue or foster dogs.
We have developed a training program that volunteers and fosters can follow that will teach them the basics of dog training and behavior modification. We provide a step by step guide for training dogs and the opportunity to certifiy each rescue dog in the APDT C.L.A.S.S program.
The training covers behaviors such as attention, loose leash walking, recalls, stay training, dog aggression, possession aggression and handling issues.
Once a dog has been trained, fosters and volunteers are able to take an evaluation with each dog to try to earn a C.L.A.S.S B.A certification for the dog, which can improve adoption chances and show the dog has good manners and training. The new owner can then advance and earn higher levels of certification and promote positve training in the community.
In order to get the most out of the program, volunteers and fosters are encouraged to attend an afternoon seminar of roughly 3-4 hours in order to have questions answered, see demos of the exercise, and be given more detailed explainations. Jollytails will provide these seminars for free upon request from an organization.
Please contact us to schedule a seminar for your organization.