Rescue Dogs

Dog Decompression
Dog decompression is important! I will never forget the first several times I told a foster that the dog needs to decompress when coming into their home. They looked at me as if I was being unfair to the dog. Most humans, …
The Importance of Training Your Foster Dog
One of the biggest topics I focus on is training your foster dog, regardless of age. I am not talking about getting the dog trained to the point of competition, I am referring to teaching some of the basic commands. Those will translate into manners.
Bringing a New Dog Home
It doesn’t matter if you are bringing a new dog home as a permanent member of your family or as a temporary foster. We have to set these dogs up for success. Before you can really get started, you need to allow for proper decompression.
Survivor Dogs
So many of our dogs live in their past because humans keep them there. Humans excuse dog behavior by explaining that the dog is a rescue and was most likely abused. “He’s a survivor dog.” Let’s just stop right there. Is this possible?

This category is focused on rescue dogs. Sarah and Ralf have extensive experience working with rescue dogs. No matter your training challenges, we can help you. Please use our contact form to get in touch with us.

 

Services and Area

We are located in Southern California and train service dogs nationwide. Hence, Total K9 Focus currently offers local service dog training in several areas. Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County. In addition, we offer our service dog board and train program and all virtual training services nationwide.

Are you looking to get your own service dog? You came to the right place! We are experienced service dog trainers. Consequently, we can help you with any service dog request. For many of our clients, we train a service dog from puppyhood. However, we also evaluate the service dog potential of existing pets or rescue dogs. Our flagship product is our board and train program. In addition, we offer owner-trained service dog support. Further, provide virtual service dog training worldwide.

Further, we can add tasks to an existing service dog you already have. Or help you solve a tasking, training, or behavioral challenge you may face with your current service dog. We offer several service dog financing options to make it possible for you. We recommend you start by reading our article on what makes a good service dog. Next, review the Service Dog Consultation page to understand the high-level process. Finally, once you're ready to move forward, please use our service dog contact form to schedule your free consultation.