Training Rescue Dogs

Training Rescue Dogs Training Rescue Dogs is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of otherwise unadoptable German Shepherds.
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The mission of Training Rescue Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide training and rehabilitation to rescue dogs. We are committed to working with other rescues and shelters to identify German Shepherds who need rehabilitation and then provide funding for their training. Training Rescue Dogs will locate and hire competent, experienced trainers who will evaluate and rehabilitate these dogs so they will successfully transition into homes where they can thrive and provide their families with years of companionship and joy. Many wonderful German Shepherds who are searching for their “forever family” never find one because they display undesirable, but easily corrected, behavioral challenges. Some dogs, because of abuse, neglect, inadequate training or no training at all, never learn the social skills they need to be good companion dogs. Through no fault of their own, they might behave aggressively, defensively or fearfully. Tragically, these dogs are then passed over by rescue organizations, not offered for adoption by shelters and then euthanized. This is a terrible loss, both for the dogs and for the many potential families who could have welcomed and loved such an animal. Training and rehabilitation for these dogs is an unmet need among most animal rescues and shelters. We seek to fill this need by raising money for these often invisible and forgotten dogs. At Training Rescue Dogs, we don’t believe in giving up on dogs; we believe in giving them the future.

Mission: Training Rescue Dogs, Inc. provides training and rehabilitation to rescue dogs. We locate and hire competent, experienced trainers who evaluate and rehabilitate the dogs so they can successfully transition into homes. These homes allow them thrive; providing their families with years of companionship and joy. Many German shepherds never find a home because they display undesirable, but easily corrected, behavioral challenges. Tragically, these dogs are then passed over by other organizations and then euthanized. This is a terrible loss. Training and rehabilitation for these dogs is an unmet need among most animal rescues and shelters. At Training Rescue Dogs, we don't believe in giving up on dogs; we believe in giving them the future." We are a "Different Breed of Rescue."

Can we say "total hunk" of a dog? This guy is the complete package - good looks, intelligent, and willing to learn. Duke...
05/20/2020

Can we say "total hunk" of a dog? This guy is the complete package - good looks, intelligent, and willing to learn.

Duke is a 1 year old, neutered male German Shepherd and is up to date on vaccines. He has a lot of potential and he will be a shining example of a German Shepherd. He is a social dog but will need exposure training and socialization to build his confidence. Continued training to include basic obedience, exposure, and socialization, will allow him to become a stable and confident dog who will be comfortable in any situation.

We are looking for an experienced adopter who understands breed and temperament. An adopter who will commit to necessary training and truly wants to work to expand their knowledge and experience while working to shape behavior into a stable and confident German shepherd.

Since Duke has a strong prey drive, he will not be adopted to a home with cats, small animals, or young children. He has been around social, submissive female dogs and does well, but any resident dog would have to be evaluated to determine if it would be a good match. A female dog with a neutral or more passive temperament would be a possibility.

If you have experience with the breed, are looking to spend time working and training a beautiful dog who already has some wonderful qualities, we would love to answer any questions you might have about Duke. If you are looking for a running buddy and companion, Duke is that dog.

Please be aware, meet and greets are only scheduled for approved adopters.

Please visit http://bit.ly/Adoption-TRD to learn about our adoption process. A link to the online application can be found on that page. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thurston Ave, Newport, RI.Roofing nails found in hot dog pieces.
05/04/2020

Thurston Ave, Newport, RI.

Roofing nails found in hot dog pieces.

🚨 ALERT 🚨 These freshly cut hot dogs were found with ROOFING NAILS in them and spread out around trees on Thurston Avenue.

A police report has been filed. Please contact Detective Patrick Walsh at 401-845-5775 of Newport RI Police Department with any information.

What kind of absolute scumbag does something like this?

Please keep an extra eye on your pets when you take them out!

http://www.thenewportbuzz.com/

Missing. Manassas, VA
05/03/2020

Missing. Manassas, VA

This is Annie. She is a german shepard mix, tan and about 40lbs, so small to medium size. She has on a blue and white colloar. She was last near the intersection of Signal Hill Rd and Summerwood Drive in Manassas, not far off the Prince William Parkway and Ellis Rd. We just adopted her so she doesn't know us, or her name well. she is friendly, but timid. Please call or post if found!

Found in AA County, MD. Now at the shelter.
04/30/2020

Found in AA County, MD. Now at the shelter.

Tonto Update: UPDATE: https://www.facebook.com/678539978905224/posts/2908630129229520/?d=n

Do you recognize us? Two German shepherds being called “Tonto” (top) and “Bernie” (bottom) by the shelter were brought in to Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control April 24 as strays from Fort Meade, MD.
Please call 410-222-3919 or email [email protected] if one or both are your dogs or you might know where they live. Thank you!

Original Post: https://www.facebook.com/288009661251250/posts/3256551107730409/?d=n

New Jersey. Bonded pair, Must go together, no children. Please see the original post. We have no other information.
04/29/2020

New Jersey. Bonded pair, Must go together, no children.

Please see the original post. We have no other information.

We have a special request--Evah and Ferguson are special dogs—their mom was a longtime loyal PRM volunteer who recently passed of cancer. When she learned she was ill and had no family to take them in, we promised we would look out for them, in her honor. They are a bonded pair and MUST stay together.
Evah, is a purebred German Shepherd. She turned 7 on 12/22 and is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all shots. She is spayed and loves people and is very bonded with Ferguson, the terrier. She does not like other dogs and has never seen a cat. Ferguson is a purebred Cairn Terrier who turned 8 on 2/22. He is neutered, up to date on all shots, and microchipped. He is very happy go lucky. He has never met a cat and is ok with some dogs but not really thrilled. But he adores Evah!
Both dogs have been very very well loved throughout their lives and we will ensure that continues in their mom's honor. Again, we will NOT separate them. No other dogs, and no young kids please (they have never lived with them and with their mom gone, we don't know their exposure). They are in NJ and due to COVID-19 adopter must be within driving distance. Please email us at [email protected] for info and the application!

Supposedly a free course on how to properly trim your dog's nails.
04/27/2020
Fear-Free Dog Nail Trimming Online Course

Supposedly a free course on how to properly trim your dog's nails.

Ready cut your dog's nails? Fearful of hurting your dog? This online master course is for you! Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby shares her proven, step-by-step techniques to properly cutting your dog's nails. By the end of the course, you'll be trimming your dog's nails safely, confidently,....

You have to read the original post. LOL!
04/25/2020

You have to read the original post. LOL!

Due to the current situation, we are making a request to all criminals that are either in North Ridgeville or may be in the near future. Our K-9s have found it difficult to fully function in their apprehension duties due to their masks.

Therefore, we are requesting that all criminals immediately begin abiding by standard “Freeze Tag” rules. If one of our K-9s touches you, you are then frozen until an officer puts handcuffs on you, at which time you are unfrozen. If there is more than one criminal fleeing, you’re allowed to unfreeze each other, but again, if the dogs touch you then you must re-freeze. Also, under no circumstances are tag backs allowed.

Hopefully this will make it easier on everyone involved. Thanks for your cooperation and good luck.

A Friday Funny.
04/25/2020

A Friday Funny.

Female. Found in Catonsville, MD.
04/23/2020

Female. Found in Catonsville, MD.

Stray from Catonsville (Frederick Ave) arrived at Baltimore County Animal Services on 4/18

Animal ID ACIMP-2020-01843
Species Dog
Breed German Shepherd
Color Brown
Sex Female
Spayed/Neutered No
Shelter Arrival 4/18/2020

Rabies Alert. Reston, VA area.
04/22/2020

Rabies Alert. Reston, VA area.

Rabies Alert - Reston, near the intersection of North Shore Drive and Wiehle Ave: on April 20, an adult red fox was captured and tested positive for rabies.

If you touched or were bitten or scratched by this animal, call the Fairfax County Health Department Rabies Program at 703-246-2433.

If you think your pet may have had contact with this animal, please contact Fairfax County Animal Protection Police at 703-691-2131, TTY 711. Protect your pets: do not allow pets to roam unattended and be sure pets are vaccinated against rabies annually.

More information about rabies can be found at on the Health Department’s website at https://bit.ly/2VRcLzI.

Found in Essex, MD.
04/22/2020

Found in Essex, MD.

Stray from Essex (S Marlyn Ave) arrived at Baltimore County Animal Services on 4/19

Animal ID ACIMP-2020-01849
Species Dog
Breed German Shepherd
Color Black and Tan
Sex Female
Spayed/Neutered No
Shelter Arrival 4/19/2020

You would not believe the number of inquiries we have received because people want a distraction.
04/16/2020

You would not believe the number of inquiries we have received because people want a distraction.

South Carolina.
04/15/2020

South Carolina.

Jax is a 2yr old German Shepherd who came to HHHA from another shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. Jax is the sweetest boy who just wants to be loved. Jax is located at our Okatie Campus.

04/01/2020
PUPS Dog Obedience Training

Placement Board, Part 2.

PUPS Dog Obedience Training
Tip Of The Day
Placement Board Part 2

Remember these are just summarize clips of certain exercises. For more in-depth explanation or to meet your specific needs, feel free to email us or text us or private message us and we can customize A video just for your needs. We are doing phone/video sessions now! Don’t forget to watch tomorrow for the tip of the day!


Duke is patiently waiting for this whole social distancing stuff to be over so that he can get back to doing what he lov...
04/01/2020

Duke is patiently waiting for this whole social distancing stuff to be over so that he can get back to doing what he loves - being with people. Looking for a velcro dog? Duke might be the one. (https://trainingrescues.org/adoptprocess.html)

Post some photos of what your four-footed housemates are doing during the Co-vid19 Shutdown.

03/31/2020
PUPS Dog Obedience Training

Looking for something to do with your dog?

PUPS Dog Obedience Training TRAINING TIP OF THE DAY
PLACEMENT BOARD PART 1

This is part one of the placement board. I’m going to do a second video to explain a little bit about what to do when you start increasing the time spent on the board and you start working distance from the board - This was just a super quick summary.
Also remember, you will first start with clicking 1 foot on and then after a couple clicks you toss food off so your dog can reset. When the dog puts 2 feet on or 4 feet on, you then do not go backwards and click for anything less. Make sure that you always feed the reward while he is on the board.. In other words if you are working distance from the board you can click while you are out at a distance, but walk in to feed h
while he is on the board. Also remember to not always be facing the dog. Let him come onto the board with you at all different angles - sometimes he’s behind you, on the side of you, on the other side of you, etc. randomize your position to him..

Found. Cecil County, MD.
03/28/2020

Found. Cecil County, MD.

*Reuinted with his Family*
Found on Old Elk Neck Rd.
#ccgov

#StayHome, #FlattentheCurve.
03/25/2020

#StayHome, #FlattentheCurve.

We couldn't resist.

03/24/2020
German Shepherd Shop

Cool canine.

Like a boss!
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Happy Spring everyone. TRD Alum, Beowulf's family sent us this photo of him enjoying the Cherry Blossoms.
03/21/2020

Happy Spring everyone. TRD Alum, Beowulf's family sent us this photo of him enjoying the Cherry Blossoms.

Toto Fit LLC
03/20/2020

Toto Fit LLC

Keeping all informed. 😀
03/19/2020

Keeping all informed. 😀

What do you and your dog have planned for today?
03/19/2020

What do you and your dog have planned for today?

Some positive news!

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1626 Belle View Blvd, PO Box 7084
Alexandria, VA
22307

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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Training Rescue Dogs, Inc. provides training and rehabilitation to rescue dogs. We locate and hire competent, experienced trainers who evaluate and rehabilitate the dogs so they can successfully transition into homes. These homes allow them thrive; providing their families with years of companionship and joy. Many German shepherds never find a home because they display undesirable, but easily corrected, behavioral challenges. Tragically, these dogs are then passed over by other organizations and then euthanized. This is a terrible loss. Training and rehabilitation for these dogs is an unmet need among most animal rescues and shelters. At Training Rescue Dogs, we don't believe in giving up on dogs; we believe in giving them the future." We are a "Different Breed of Rescue."

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Hi i was wondering if u can answer a question my dog keeps biting no matter what ,,she was 10 weeks we had trainers we had her in school and nothing give treats really u dont do that she is 2 years old now took her to vet to shots and she bit the vet ,,,oh she bites ,,no kidding,, so yes she drew blood from me im so tired of the biting ,,vet said muzzle her realy brushing another story cant do it unless she draws blood so vet said put muzzle when brushing her ,, i need some answers please any ideas,,☹️
I have a question on training a rescue dog to not run away. My son rescued a dog after the Puerto Rico hurricane and she's a great dog. Youngish, but I believe full grown. She stays indoor and has a connecting dog run. She loves to run with my daughter in law on her leash. Only issue they are having is she will bolt if off leash and gets out the front door. They've tried to train her with an electric fence, but the dog just sprints right through it. When on the leash she avoids the perimeter knowing where not to go, but off leash, all bets are off. Any tips?
do you assist in re-homing GSDs
Plz help. Shepherd in need of good home ASAP. Caveats: He is heart worm positive but we can provide $600. to rehabilitate him. He is a sweet/but sometimes aloof dog, PLZ help us save him!
Hey TRD, Zach wanted to check in and tell u Merry Christmas! He’s still loving life and we love him more everyday. Thanks for doing what you do for the dogs !!
Merry Christmas from Joey, formerly Yellow Puppy from River’s litter. He will be 2 next week and has been an awesome dog! Thank you Training Rescue Dogs! We would love to see some pics of Joey’s 10 brothers and sisters!
Happy 1st Adoption Day to Dutch. A year ago today, we drove up to pick up a German Shepherd puppy from Training Rescue Dogs, a wonderful rescue in Va who stepped in to save him from a local shelter when no one else would. Thank you. It's been a wonderful whirlwind ever since. He's sweet, affectionate and silly. And he still has enough drive to power a small country. His favorite game is fetch with the chuck-it ball. He loves all of his siblings completely. Irwin (beagle) is his little buddy and they are frequently spotted running around the house together. Seeing the size disparity as those two put their paws up on the bay window to look out is hysterical. Scout he worships and brings toys to lay at her feet. Those two like looking for squirrels and patrolling the yard together. But the way he treats his sister Hanna is adorable. She is "special needs" and he is utterly gentle and considerate of her. I sometimes catch him sweetly removing grass or a twig or a leaf she's brought in on herself. He has complete patience for her. She's a little slow and he's been taught "ladies first" when it comes to treats. He just patiently watches and waits while she first sniffs the treat in someone's hand and then tries to figure out how to pick up said treat. He knows his turn is next so he simply watches her try to figure out how to eat a treat. But the sweetest thing he does around her is that if she wanders into a game of fetch, he checks to see where she is at and puts himself in front of her when the ball is being thrown. He doesn't do this for the others because he knows that they would get out of the way. Poor Hanna would likely just get plunked in the head. Tonight we will open his gifts and have his cake. I'll post photos. Thank you TRD for this wonderful addition to our family.
Happy Fathers Day to Kaiser!!!! From Joey