Our goal at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to help keep pets in their homes where they are already loved. Over the years we have seen many pets surrendered to the shelter because of behavior problems in the home. Our goal with the Behavior Help program is to connect dog owners with a certified positive trainer early to help address problems in the home and help develop a stronger relationship with their pet.
HOW IT WORKS
Dog owners can fill out a quick questionnaire then you will immediately receive an email with a $50 certificate that can be used toward training (be sure to check your junk mail folder). A list of eligible trainers is on the training certificate along with their contact information. Once you review and choose a trainer, you will contact them directly to set up your training session(s).
*Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control does not provide training or training classes. This program is designed to put pet owners directly in touch with private dog trainers in our area.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Anyone needing assistance with their pet's behavior can fill out the questionnaire and receive a $50 certificate! We know that sometimes just connecting with the right trainer is the biggest hurdle to helping you and your pet work through issues.
Common behaviors that trainers can help with are chewing, puppy basics, housebreaking, basic manners, jumping, excessive barking or general guidance for new pet owners.
WHO ARE THE TRAINERS
We work with certified professional dog trainers who use fun, positive methods of training. Once you complete a questionnaire you will receive an email with the complete list of trainers and their contact information.
We currently do not have any local cat behavior experts, but we'd be happy to assist in any way we can! If you'd like a representative from the shelter to reach out and provide resources that could be helpful to you, click HERE to fill out the cat form.