What is a Career Change Dog?
Our professional trainers carefully select our dogs by evaluating them for temperament, health and eagerness to please. They are rescued from shelters where they are at risk for euthanasia. They enter a rigorous training program to become Hearing Dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Not all of our outstanding dogs can meet the demands of becoming a Certified Assistance Dog, thus the need for a "Career Change". They are, however, still winners, and make wonderful pets. Many are already housebroken and some know basic obedience commands. In short, these "near misses" make wonderful companions. We can help match you with a lifelong canine companion.
Posted on 8/24/2016
Coal is a miniature poodle mix appoximately 5 years old. He weighs 17 pounds give or take. He's active and healthy and super sweet to those he knows. He warms up to strangers after being properly introduced.
His house manners are superperb. He relaxes nicely and is housebroken. Outdoors is different. He is hyper-reactive to all stimulus and will run in circles and bark. He won't stop until we call him to us and hold him. He will come when called and will calm down if you hold him. However he can never be allowed to stay outside in a yard unattended as he won't self regulate.
ADHD and Autism are not commonly diagnosed in dogs, but he is a likely candidate for one if not the other. He is extremely intellegent and loyal and loving.