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96% of canines surrendered to shelters have NOT received any obedience training.

Approximately 42.8% of dogs surrendered were not neutered. 33% have not seen a veterinarian. 

• Canine Rehabilitations, Dog Boot Camp Cost, also known as board and train or kennel and train programs, doggy boot day camp can cost $45–$75 per day or your dog will stay at the dog-training facility for a few weeks for prices from $500–$1,250 per week. While dog boot camp costs more, your dog will get customized training based on disobedience issues, which could take longer to fix in group classes. One Smart Pooch, LLC save future adopters and at home handlers $500–$1,250 per week for a few weeks of dog training.

The average cost of dog training is $30 to $80 per class with most spending about $50 per hour. Dog obedience trainingschools cost $200 to $600 per week while boot camp kennel training runs $500 to $1,250 per week. Prices average $120 per hour to train a service dog for support, therapy, or protection purposes.

  • Since 2013, One Smart Pooch, LLC have been saving handles tons of money in dog training services; Service Dogs have been donated, services in training donated and life time contracts at little to no cost to the handlers.

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Characteristics of Pets Being Relinquished

  • Most dogs (96%) had not received any obedience training.
  • The majority of the surrendered dogs (47.7%) were between 5 months and 3 years of age.
  • The majority of dogs (37.1%) had been owned from 7 months to 1 year.
  • Approximately 42.8% of dogs surrendered were not neutered. 33% of dogs had not been to a veterinarian.
  • Animals acquired from friends were relinquished in higher numbers (31.4% of dogs; 33.2% of cats) than from any other source. **Animals do NOT make good Gifts.**
  • Close to equal numbers of male and female dogs surrendered.

Most canines are abandoned due to behavior....

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**Daisy came to One Smart Pooch, LLC Mar. 27, 2020**

·  3/27 Hide in kennel, used a leash to encourage her to come out and go outside on her own for potty breaks. 

·  3/28 Same as the day before.

·  3/29 Introduced loose leash walking. She lagged behind me slowly as I keep a loose leash. “Loose Leash, No Tension is KEY”. Still using a leash to encourage her to come out of her kennel, from time to time but not as often. 

·  3/30 She started to pick up on a nice loose leash walk and had two walks, one with myself and one with my daughter age 10. Coming out of the kennel on her own 90% of the time.

·  3/31 She started to come out of the kennel on her own, 100% of the time. Building up confidence through our loose leash walks. “She enjoys them and they motivate her.”

·  4/1 She’s mastering a loose leash walk, even tried to take the lead. Complete comfortable within her environment to physically show signs of wanting out her kennel; such as whimpering and pawing at the door. “Training Tip: it is important to NOT let her out while she’s in this state of mind! You want to ignore this behavior until she is calm; once calm again, then let her out. You do NOT want her nonstop crying, etc. while in the kennel; there maybe times it’s needed and she should be comfortable with it.” This is where kennel training begins, more tips on kennel training can be found at

·  4/2 She started to play or tried to play with Trigger and myself, first thing in the morning. Play looked more like herding, this is normal behavior for a herding breed that’s never been taught proper play. She was easily redirected. Still A+ on her loose leash walks! 

·  4/3 I fractured a rib and couldn’t walk the dogs. So we spent the day practicing capturing calmness and kennel training. She went in and out the kennel randomly throughout the day for GOOD behavior. Please do not use the kennel as form of punishment.

·  4/4 Started taking pack walks, due to my fractured rib to limit my daily walking, I’ve introduced pack walks, walking both Daisy and Trigger at the same time “pack walk”. Still capturing calmness; this has helped not just her fear of people or touch it’s also encouraging a calm submissive state of mind. 

·  4/5 Same as the night before due to pain.

·  4/6 Daisy went into the care of Megan “Foster” while I was emitted into the ER for a collapsed right lung.  

Dana L. Ortiz, ABCDT

Notes and Recommendations

·  Two 15 minute walks or one 30 minute walk a day. These walks help to build confidence and trust within her new handler or handlers. She WILL be a “one person” dog if only one person walks her within the home. Suggest everyone take turns walking her or walk together as a family.

·  ALWAYS providing a kennel, kennels should be used as a private bedroom for a safe space with any canine. We like our privacy or personal space, so do our canine friends. Personal space meaning it is her space, NOT her space to share with the pup you have now! 

·  Currently eating Diamond Dog food; water and dry hard food has been available 24/7 in her kennel, she’s free to eat or drink when she feels. This is because she is house trained or in the “I don’t want to potty where I sleep” age, she’s had no accidents within the home or kennel. 

·  Do NOT recommend children under the age of 13 to be unsupervised with any canine. Please, do not expect a child to understand canine body language or the signs of discomfort, it is unsafe for your child and the rescued canine. It’s normal behavior for your new pooch to be unsure or uncomfortable at first; you are a stranger to them. 

·  Once, comfortable with her new handler she will test her boundaries and place with the home/pack. So a strong, confident handler who will follow and maintain the leadership skills freely provided.

·  She will most likely bump heads with a dominant canine, a canine who feels he/she is head of house hold or pack leader. She is NOT aggressive; but is still learning her place within her pack and learning to properly play instead of her natural instinct to herd; proper socialization.

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