Oh, shelter dogs! How you’ve stolen my heart again and again!
I still remember the first shelter dog I ever trained. A big handsome super friendly Catahoula hound mix named Bear. He loved people so much he’d jump all over anyone who went into his kennel. My assignment was to teach him to sit and stay when people entered the kennel.
I cried tears of joy when a couple weeks after I began working with Bear, a young man entered the kennel, and Bear sat, stayed and showed off his best behavior. He didn’t jump once and the guy adopted him that very day.
Every year, 4 million dogs in the U.S. end up in shelters. Pedigree wants to raise awareness about shelter dogs and help them in a meaningful way. That’s where you come in. Continue Reading